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Thank You Avremel Fried

From the COLlive Inbox: A Shliach writes - Only after arriving at the mikvah did I learn that special rate was only good before 9:00 am. It was 9:02. I only had $4 and, try as I might, I could not sway him to make any exceptions. How could I disappoint my son? Full Story

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Chaim
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Chaim

this shows little things go a long way!

Beautiful!
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Beautiful!

And thank you Avremel for the beautiful show in Sao Paulo! It was amazing!

Huh?
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Huh?

What is with the guy collecting the money? That just sounds plain mean and unnecessary. Two minutes? Get that guy another job. He did not act appropriately.Tightwads or inflexible behavior should work in a nonspiritual environment. Even THERE, people should not act like that.

Ridiculous!
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Ridiculous!

Just plain ridiculous! Two minutes? The man and his son can’t go in because of two minutes? Where is the sense in that? It’s not like this man and his son come there all the time and never come on time or have enough money! This was a once in a lifetime (or so) situation! Oy! Just plain silly behavior . Gosh! I would have given the guy the whole amount and suggested that he give the money collector his $4.00 along with a verbal tip: “Take this with my blessing. You seem to be in need of something.”

Relax
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Relax

The fellow was just following orders. I know the people who own the mikva. The sweetest nicest and most generous people around. They obviously didn’t tell the fellow at the door to give in for a minute or two or even three. Call off the dogs. Everything worked out fine, Avraham Fried got to do a mitzvah, Mendy went to the mikva and alls well that ends well. You all missed the real point of the article. Why aren’t you concerned with why the shliach didn’t have $6 in his pocket?! Hopefully he left his “big money” where he was… Read more »

Brazilian
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Brazilian

We are still waiting for ezagui photos of the concert. Nu?

similar story
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similar story

i am also a shliach and was also missing two dollars to go to the mikvah. i gave my last cash to the taxi cab. i went to a mivkah that used to be free but now they charge two dollars. i stood outside the iron gates and the first person who came out was a shliach whom personally. he saw me standing there and immediately gave me two dollars to get in. kol hakavod to Avremel Fried and the shliach that gave me the money.

money
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money

never bring extra money when going to mikvah it can be stolen

  great
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great

Avremel is realy a mench !!

ummm
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ummm

maybe where ypure on shlichus this is an odd happening, but in heimish kehillos this happens a lot by the mikva. people pay for eachother all the time, even strangers. i dont see this big deal. also why highlight that it was avram fried? what matters who it was? it was a yid.

I find this very interesting
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I find this very interesting

that the father felt the kid would be disappointed if he wouldnt be able to go to the mikvah. When i was a kid, I would have done anything to get out of goin to the smelly mikva.

Thank you Rabkin brothers
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Thank you Rabkin brothers

In the story, few notice how in passing he mentioned the Rabkin’s genorosity.

Let’s not forget to thank them. The guy by the door was a kid following orders. Any of the Rabkin’s would have been the first to pull out the money.

To #7. The mikva was never free. For years , you just chose to ignore the sign reminding you to pay.

Chelmisher version
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Chelmisher version

Yasher koiach Avremel! I have a rather funny Chelm version of this story. In a certain shul in EY that I frequent when I visit there, they installed a gate, and somehow a bochur tried to sneak in with me one morning. Had he asked me for money instead of trying to use me to steal, I’d happily have given it to him and told him to return it to the nearest pushka whenever he can. That erev Shabbos, I did not know the price was higher for Shabbos and I carried only what I thought it would cost to… Read more »

Everyone knows
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Everyone knows

That Avraham Fried is a chassidishe person and a dugma chaya. Thanks so much Reb Avraham for all you bring to Crown Heights and to Yiddishkeit of the twentieth century.
I hope you read this.

Shliach
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Shliach

Is this story true?
If it is, you are very good in the hakaras hatove department.

disgraceful!!!!!!
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disgraceful!!!!!!

In this day and age when so many kids are turned off from going to mikvah it is sheer madness that someone is turned down for kopkes!Especially when we have an innocent child so excited to be part of this ritual which makes him a chossid!ii am appalled!

refreshing
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refreshing

nice to finally see someone writing an article thanking people with word of hakoras hatov, mentchlichkiet and love.

avremel: don't leave!
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avremel: don't leave!

This is an open plea to Avremel Frid not to elevate with MBD to Yerushalaim! We need dugmaei chayos in Crown Heights for our children to see what it means a mensch, a chasid, and a Ben Torah. Moshiach is around the corner, no need to jump over the gun.

to #3
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to #3

you missed the point of the article

disheartened
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disheartened

I’m vey dissapointed to read this post. The fact that he charged full fare for 2 minutes late noch with a kid in tow is totally shameful. It’s irrelvant if Avremel paid which obviously is nice but the whole letter/message is sad and disheartening for me.
Whatever!

Chasidim ein mishpoche
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Chasidim ein mishpoche

That is so nice!

avremel your amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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avremel your amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Avremel you r really a mentch besides the fact that you r the best singer ever you kik
YYE

mikve meir.
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mikve meir.

lets not forged to tank and have hakorat hatov to the rabkins brothers and bifrat reb yossi for all the time and energy money prizes they invest in mikve meir letovat haklall.god bless you and hazhlocho in everything you do.bg

What???
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What???

mikve should ve been FREE for Shluchim!!!

some people really miss the point!!!!
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some people really miss the point!!!!

just listen and grow and be inspired! stop making big deals out of nothing! yasher koach to avremel

mikva should be free!!!
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mikva should be free!!!

dint see why a person wanting to go to mikva has to pay, hes doing what the rebbe wants and beaing a chossid, since when does it cost to be a chosid!!!???!!?

to number 8
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to number 8

why and who would steal it?

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