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  |  June 17, 2019

    The Halloween Chossid Costume

    From the COLlive inbox: "We saw him on the way home from shul on Friday night. A man dressed like a chossid with a cigarette in hand." Full Story

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    wow!
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    wow!

    nice!

    mamesh
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    mamesh

    aa,zing

    Beautiful
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    Beautiful

    Thanks for sharing!

    Beautiful
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    Beautiful

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story! I recently heard an AEPi (Jewish Frat) member say in response to anti-semitism that he always tells his fraternity brothers, “when you think of fighting fire with fire, just remember that the experts (firefighters), use water”… When we see things we don’t like, the natural response is to respond negatively, like when you see the costume that seemingly pokes fun at you. Truth is if you want to bring light to the world, it comes through simcha. I am mixing a lot of metaphors now but the bottom line is, kol hakavod… Read more »

    levi wow
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    levi wow

    WOW what a huge kiddush hashem

    Beautiful
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    Beautiful

    So amazing thank you for sharing! Nothing you do comes back empty handed, perhaps we don’t always get the privilege to see it in this world with our own eyes, nevertheless I’m sure there was some change that happened in him. Small or large I’m sure your kindness towards him affected him in more ways that you can imagine. May we all be zoche to see the fruits of our labor in the most revealed way with Moshiach tzedkainu.

    love this story!!!!
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    love this story!!!!

    inspirational!

    wow!
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    wow!

    wow

    Best story I've heard in a long time
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    Best story I've heard in a long time

    Thanks.

    not surprising
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    not surprising

    Dr Brum and his family always had their door open to many people of various backgrounds here in NOLA.I do remember this event and also wonder how many others you inspired with hospitality and warmth.This is very well written and it is a wonderful story.A NOLA friend

    beautiful
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    beautiful

    Heartwarming story- I loved how you saw through the guise which looked like mockery to the neshamah within.

    It’s a good reminder that not always does the “costume’ reflect the reality inside- we walk by people all day long, grumpy, pushy, rude,chutzpadik, not tznuis- those are all costumes and if we connect and care about them inevitably the ‘mask’ will slip and you’ll see the beautiful truth within.

    Sm
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    Sm

    What a beautiful and well-written story. I would like to hear more from this author!

    wow
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    wow

    very special

    that is hilarious
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    that is hilarious

    so funny….that he was dressed up as a chossid! and very nice story, though i wonder what happened to the guy in the end. hopefully he does not celebrate Halloween these days …. you never know, he may be a baal teshuva, laughing to himself as he reads this article on Collive! 🙂

    very nice
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    very nice

    Thanks for sharing. Everything is hashgocha protis.

    to #4
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    to #4

    Nice, I esp. like the line about firefighters using water. I’ve always said two wrongs don’t make a right, but this line is better.

    What an inspiring story!
    Guest
    What an inspiring story!

    I am looking forward to more stories from this author.

    awesome story
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    awesome story

    thanks for sharing

    I love this story...
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    I love this story...

    ..though it partly makes me sad its a very powerful imagery of a Jewish soul alone and struggling and unaware of the root of his loneliness and confusion…. and yet connecting so deeply and without even realizing it, through a costume on Halloween…..

    To #11
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    To #11

    Great Hora’ah L’Maaseh!

    BiGBen
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    BiGBen

    Dr Kasriel-
    This just shows why you are a certified “Rofeh Yedid” and a great story teller.

    Chana from Findlay
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    Chana from Findlay

    This is priceless !! Will re-read it often 🙂

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