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    The Camp Job No One Wanted

    What did the Rebbe advise a teenage Mashi Lipskar to do when she desperately wanted a job in Camp Gan Israel in Detroit and was told all jobs were filled? Full Story

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    Philadelphia days
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    Philadelphia days

    Wonderful written piece Mashi. I warmly remember your wonderful family from way back then- when we too lived in Philadelphia from 1954 [together with some other Lubavitch families. Pinson, Itkin, Zakon] till moving to NY for chinuch purposes in the early 60’s. We all attended the same school. Beth Jacob Day School there. [I don’t recall it being called Bais Yaakov Seminary.] Very special memories of our years there. Schooling, shuls, mivtzoim with the European Jews who so wanted to blend in with the Americans but still spoke Yiddish. You might enjoy reading the book “The Way it Was” about… Read more »

    Beautiful and inpsirational
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    Beautiful and inpsirational

    I am so moved by these stories of the Rebbe gently and compassionately guiding young people through the challenges of life. He always found the perfect, EXACT remedy for each situation, in a way that would build and strengthen the youth.
    His answers are exquisite in their simplicity – and Divine in their wisdom. Thank you for sharing such a lovely and personal story! (beautifully written too!)

    Beautiful story
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    Beautiful story

    Thank you, Mashi and Collive, for sharing this. it really inspired me. Yes, the Rebbe’s careful listening to every single person, no matter who, and his response to their needs — absolutely a life-altering experience to be a recipient of this sort of loving-kindness. May we all take the lessons we’ve learned from the Rebbe and put them into action so Moshiach will come today.

    wow!
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    wow!

    beautiful story!!

    Profound, rich & beautiful
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    Profound, rich & beautiful

    Thanks for sharing the richness of your generation, free to choose / mediate / synthesize between various worlds, and the Rebbe’s compassionate, understanding guidance in your journey.
    Small question on chronology: you were born in Brooklyn in 1949, moved at age four = 1953, at the behest of the Previous Rebbe, who passed away in 1950: was there a 3 + year difference between the Previous Rebbe’s behest and the actual move?

    Thank YOu
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    Thank YOu

    for sharing!

    Thank You
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    Thank You

    for sharing. this is so helpful.

    So Rich
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    So Rich

    I so appreciate this particular story. The Rebbe didn’t tell you exactly what to do to become a warm gracious hostess. The advice he gave, had to unravel and become incorporated in your life. You had to learn in the process, make it become part of you so that you can actually welcome people in your own style. Very powerful and obviously more effective when that actually becomes part of you. An experience of growth.

    What a WOMAN!!
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    What a WOMAN!!

    Mashi your love dedication and warmth to the Children in 1st Grade cheder is a true reflection of what the Rebbe Told you.

    There are 1000’s of Warm homes through the world because of you and the work you have done in South Africa for the past 40 plus years.

    A true beacon of light.

    Thank you for sharing this personal story with us.

    mashy
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    mashy

    i was in your sem class and in camp with you. i was with you when you made up song first there was yisroel the hailike balshemtov…..and my husband was a great friend of your husband,, those were the days, we need Moshiach Now. hatzlocho…thanks for sharing.

     Camp CGI 1968
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    Camp CGI 1968

    You were my favorite counselor! You cared about us, you inspired us! You made me want to be a chossid!
    M. (K,) G.

    Love it!!
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    Love it!!

    I love so much what the Rebbe said about making your house warm and how you rephrased it in a nutshell that I would like to frame that part of this article and hang it in my kitchen! I might just do that! Thank you!

    GREAT!!!!
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    GREAT!!!!

    My years in CGI Detroit were the greatest! The achdus, the singing with Mashi and her guitar and all the fun! Thank you Rebbe for having blessed her to go to camp!!!
    I owe my frum life to Mashi!!! She’s the greatest!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Beautiful
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    Beautiful

    Heart-felt piece, with some important life lessons. Thanks for sharing

    Its not just a story
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    Its not just a story

    this woman is the real deal

    my role model
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    my role model

    You are a kind, beautiful and gracious lady. You stand as a role model for chabad and the Rebbe and your family and your community can be so proud of you. You are in inspiration to the Jewish community xxx

    For me it started with a song
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    For me it started with a song

    I had heard that you composed “First there was Reb Yisroel the heiliger Baal Shem Tov…”. I have been an admirer ever since. Thanks for carrying on the Rebbe’s message.

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