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The Impact of One Hug

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Troubling story
September 15, 2013 5:21 pm

I have mixed feelings about the death penalty, but this particular prisoner really does sound frighteningly mentally unbalanced. As for the rest, only Der Aibershter can truly understand such a scary soul. From the rabbi’s part, it was totally appropriate and incumbent upon him to put on tefillin with the prisoner and do what he could to put him in touch with his neshamah. Oye, what a troubling story…

to no 11
August 12, 2013 11:03 am

“Tefillin is not a prize for being good. It is a chiyuv doraysa.” That says it all – thank you!!

chills
August 12, 2013 9:26 am

this story gave me the chills…it was extremely moving

CH'er
August 12, 2013 7:00 am

Very moving.

Rebbe's kochos
August 11, 2013 6:45 pm

There is no question the Rebbe’s kochos are also with him…every Yid is a shaliach sent by the meishalaiach

Seems to me
August 11, 2013 5:57 pm

Lots of kudos belong to Mr. James Irsay, for what HE did, without the direct kochos of the Rebbe behind him!

One Hug....
August 11, 2013 5:17 pm

People today need all the hugs we can get…
Good Jobiiii

Epitome
August 11, 2013 5:04 pm

The epitome of chabad is helping a Jew even though they have fallen so far.

tefillin
August 11, 2013 1:18 pm

R’ Aryeh Levin a”h once visited a prisoner and asked him if he wanted to put on Tefillin. The prisoner had killed his own wife. “How can the hand that murdered my wife wear teifllin?” R’ Aryeh responded Davka such a hand needs to wear tefillin.

Tefillin is not a prize for being good. It is a chiyuv doraysa.

Fascinating!
August 11, 2013 8:26 am

In this weeks living torah, the rebbe was explaining to a despondent teacher how every mitzvah counts, by bringing a Halachic example that even a yid who was sentenced to death (a once in appx. 70 year occurrence, where he willingly and publicly killed somebody) and he asks for a cup of water, he must make a Bracha on it, just like the biggest tzaddik! Every mitzvah has unimaginable unlimited effects, fulfilling the inner desires of the Eibishter! Lchaim!

Yasher koach!
August 11, 2013 3:31 am

Mendy and Rabbi GOldstein.. what a story!
Kol hakavod for all of your hard work.
DL from California

to 6
August 11, 2013 2:40 am

That is the type of complaints people had against Chabad when the rebbe introduced mivtza tefilin. “how could you put tefilin on someone who did so And So?”.

But looking at the neshama part of a person it’s not true at all.

in tears!!!
August 11, 2013 2:10 am

everything about this story is so sad, Im sure he did tshuva when he cried w the teiflin. amazing the power of jewish people, amazing the power of the Rebbes shluchim.
although i thought was bit wrong of col to recall more than once the crimes he did, and how violent he was.. acharei mot kedoshim..

Killer
August 11, 2013 1:21 am

This man killed people and was unremorseful. Putting tefillin on him and giving him a Jewish burial probably won’t matter all that much.

what a beautiful story
August 11, 2013 1:06 am

I cant believe what these shluchim do for their fellow jews,

in tears...
August 11, 2013 12:31 am

Very sad…I’m sure the Rebbe is proud

Every Neshama
August 10, 2013 10:44 pm

Every person’s soul has an actual piece of G-d in it.
Lets remember this when dealing with our fellow man.
See not only the man, but the G-dly spark within him.
Very sad yet inspiring story!

wow, very touching
August 10, 2013 10:42 pm

A very beautiful story, the Rebbe’s shluchim really value every jew, no matter who he is.

Fascinating!
August 10, 2013 9:53 pm

Amazing story, the Rebbes Shluchim do incredible things.

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