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Wednesday, 17 Iyyar, 5779
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    The Hug That Saved a Life

    From the COLlive Inbox: My son and a friend came back from Mivtzoim in downtown Los Angeles Friday with a simple, yet profound story. Full Story

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    cute
    Guest
    cute

    soooooo nice!!!!!!!!!!

    wow!
    Guest
    wow!

    what a story!…its truly amazing!….who is that picture of though?

    wow!!!!
    Guest
    wow!!!!
    Berl
    Guest
    Berl

    A Yeshivah bochur who randomly hugs people in the street may have very serious isuues…

    amazing
    Guest
    amazing

    hashem, see how much love ur children have for each other ! have pity on us and bring moshiach now !

    i am speechless
    Guest
    i am speechless

    WOW! is all i can say…

    i didint read the stroy
    Guest
    i didint read the stroy

    but it was nice to see yossi waks!

    B"H
    Guest
    B"H

    Beautiful Story

    regarding the picture
    Guest
    regarding the picture

    i think that picture is a little much….

    Yossi Waks
    Guest
    Yossi Waks

    Its great to see you. miss the old days together over a bisl lechaim

    inspiring
    Guest
    inspiring

    how inspiring!! that’s a chossid!!

    USC is the best
    Guest
    USC is the best

    Dov Wagner rocks!!
    Mazel Tov Runya!

    yafeh
    Guest
    yafeh

    hayungerman yossi waks meaustralia.

    cool!!!!!!!!
    Guest
    cool!!!!!!!!

    its hash cochah pra`tis!!!!!!

    go usc
    Guest
    go usc

    The Wagners are phenomenal and so are the bochurim who work there.

    huh?
    Guest
    huh?

    no one said he’s randomly hugging ppl in the street – REREAD the story before commenting! He was a yeshiva bachur who had come to help run the program, he was outside when this guy left – seems like they may have met inside? keep your dumb remarks to yourself & start looking @ the positive things in life as just that – POSITIVE!!!!

    #4  & 9
    Guest
    #4 & 9

    A little pinimius please.

    ummmm
    Guest
    ummmm

    Why is a bochur tipsy, and then saved from being hit by a drunk driver?

    to #4
    Guest
    to #4

    do you have any understandig about chsidim at all? do yourself a favor and start being informed versus ignorant, generations of chsidim survived the most harshest of erra’s thanks to their uncoditional love for each other, and for you its so hard to figure out how a bochur on simchas torah after saying some l’chayim (NICHNAS YAYIN YOTSO SOD) GENTLY ASKS ANOTHER YID IF HE COULD GIVE HIM A HUG, AND AFTER THAT YID WILLINGLY AGREES, HE HUGS HIM OUT OF AHAVAS YISROEL THAT WAS INGRAINED IN US FOR GENERATIONS, AND FOR YOU #4 ITS STILL COMPLICATED TO UNDERSTAND….. AS… Read more »

    E M Chavrusa
    Guest
    E M Chavrusa

    yossi the good old days the early morning sichos learning and a bisel lchaim!

    Help!!!
    Guest
    Help!!!

    You people out there need help.

    Obviously, this picture is for illustrative (if you know what that means) purposes only as it took place on Yom Tov. Also, the person in the picture was no where near USC.

    Lastly, get a life! Some boys go and do a good thing in true fashion of Ahavas Yisroel, vi amaleger Chassidim, and right away knock them. You are probably the same one’s that run our Yeshiva system that stinks.

    to #18
    Guest
    to #18

    Excellent point – that is precisely what the rebbe wanted on Simchas Torah – not to be drunk, out of control, but to take a l’chaim – and efsher saving another yid. A L’chaim is meant to elevate, be joyous, etc. Case in point.

    : )
    Guest
    : )

    Great story! Mayben we should have a daily hashgacha protis story. G-d does miracle every day, we should share the good!

    to Berl.... #4
    Guest
    to Berl.... #4

    you must have serious issues!
    reading your comment, i wonder if you are lubavitch,’

    #21
    Guest
    #21

    couldn’t have said it better, love it!!

    bochur
    Guest
    bochur

    i heard this story straight from the bochurs mouth that went on mivtzoim at the shabbos bereashis farbrengen in yeshivah ohr elchonon chabad mesivta

    GO CHABAD OF USC!!!!!!!!!
    Guest
    GO CHABAD OF USC!!!!!!!!!

    GO RABBI DOV AND RUNYA WAGNER!!!!
    U ROCK! =)

    to #2
    Guest
    to #2

    I think he’s a guy from Holland, it could really be because Yossi Waks came a few times to Holland, and together arranged things

    Actual message
    Guest
    Actual message

    Hi, Somebody sent me this link. Here’s the actual facebook message the student sent me after simchas torah. He was stopped and brought in by one of the bochurim with true Ahavas Yisroel at 2:30 am or so to say Good Yom Tov. No tipsiness involved. On that note though, a huge thank you for the wonderful hard work the bochurim did throughout sukkos and simchas torah, reaching out, shaking lulav, and meaningfully impacting hundreds and hundreds of students. Thank you Boruch Sholom Blesofsky, Mendy Friedman, Yitzchak Pevsner, and Mendel Turner! Im not sure if you remember me from last… Read more »

    To #4
    Guest
    To #4

    A – you are an idiot

    B- READ THE STORY – one of the Yeshiva boys that were helping run the program, tipsy from celebrating, stopped me and asked if he could give me a hug.

    he wasnt some guy off the street – it was the bochur who arranged the hakofas and one of the atendees

    shimon
    Guest
    shimon

    a touching story and a nice picture

    Waners are #1
    Guest
    Waners are #1

    The Wagners are true shaliachs of Hashem and are doing amazing work!

    GO MENDEL TURNER!!!!
    Guest
    GO MENDEL TURNER!!!!

    Keep up all the great work that you do to always help out a fellow jew & continue to make the Rebbe proud.
    Thanks Rabbi & (of course) Rebbetzin Wagner for giving the bochurim the opportunity to have the experience that they did, for a second yr in a row. Continued Hatzlocha in EVERYTHING that u do.
    RT

    re:#4
    Guest
    re:#4

    you don’t belive in hashgacha pratis

    ????
    Guest
    ????

    number 4 , your the only one with serious issues.
    and number 29. thanx for hte real story.
    its crazy how lil details in stories alaways seem to get changed around

    B"H
    Guest
    B"H

    Boruch Hashem!

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