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The Lubavitcher Truck Driver

26 year-old Lubavitch bochur Moshe Rothstein is believed to be Britain's only frum truck driver. He does Mivtzoim on the road. Full Story

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hes lookin good
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hes lookin good

how much do truckdrivers make

x-mancvhester bochur
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x-mancvhester bochur

With the green yarmulke as always moshe way to go cheers

yanky london
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yanky london

moish good on you mate .

hey
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hey

he was my mashgiach once upon a time

russian bucher
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russian bucher

just keep on trucking like its nobody’s business

go moshe
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go moshe

waiter at milky dream pizza in Manchester also.. only one over there you can actually talk to!

greatest guy
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greatest guy

moshe keep up the good work!!!!!! ur mamosh a tzadik!!!!!! one of ur mushpuim

you know
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you know

moshe you know we love you

New Jersey
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New Jersey

Moshe, You make us proud. Continue spreading the light.

keep it up!
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keep it up!

Good for you moshe. Doing what you enjoy with a great attitude and lots of confidence. Always the “go getter” and a good soul to go with it.

Moses L!!
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Moses L!!

Say A song!!!

Shuli
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Shuli

“driving buses on an American (Canadian) summer camp”
Good job Moshe

Yeshar Koach
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Yeshar Koach

Kol Hakavod !!!
More Bachrum in C”H and around the world should learn from Moshe. Earning clean/honest money, able to support himself or his family and remembering who he is and were he belongs even on the road. That’s an honest man and a Chosid!
Many youngsters are looking to make quick money and finding wrong ways R”L…
Though I don’t know you I’m wishing you much luck and a big
Yashar Koach to you Moshe

BRECH!!!
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BRECH!!!

WAY TO GO MOSES!!!!!!!!!! YOU DA BEST!!!!!!!!
KEEP ON MIT’N REBBEN’Z MIVTZOYIM! MAYKING DEM REBBEN PROUD

LUBAVITCHER truck drivers
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LUBAVITCHER truck drivers

I know a few Lubavitcher truck drivers

soul news
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soul news

As the Alter Rebbe once told a venerable chossid of his. “For your soul, it would be better that you be a coach driver than a Rav”.

hummmm
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hummmm

pretty cute for a truck driver ……

good onya mate
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good onya mate

good stuff

Go Moishe
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Go Moishe

you are one chassidishe cool dude!

you really are being mevaer the nitzutzus

an honest living is an admirable thing
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an honest living is an admirable thing
Moses Larry Rothstein!!!
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Moses Larry Rothstein!!!

Bring me a Tut Bannana!!!

#16
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#16

That was a specific horo’oh to R Yosef Beshenkovicher, for a few years; what has it got to do with anyone else?

Moishe
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Moishe

Its good to see you!

Sad ...
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Sad ...

The biggest tragedy here is that after seven years of yeshiva the only way for this bochur to honestly make a living is by driving a truck. Says something about our education system …

To number 34
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To number 34

Please explain why it is a shame that he is earning an honest living. He’s doing what he enjoys, being a good Yid to boot. Please explain to me what you think every bocher should end up doing – shlichus, teaching? Not only are there not enough jobs, but many Shlichim hold onto areas for their kids (my father in law does just that), so it makes the pool even smaller. But please do enlighten me – I’m curious what he should be doing in your mind.

To num 24
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To num 24

You know something, when I read comments like yours, I realize how unholy I am, and how holy you are. Please explain to me what is wrong with someone earning an honest living. Before the days of Medicaid, section 8, food stamp fraud (yes pure fraud), people used to earn an honest living. Moshe, keep being real.

To 24
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To 24

What’s so sad about being a “baal agola”?

To 24
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To 24

you seem to be the sort who sits learning all day & just lives off the government, – I think thats totally wrong! total fraud! – I really dont get why Moishe is sad by going out & obtaining his truck license & then getting a decent job in the transport industry, – I personally know Moishe & he’s told me all about it, not just that he actually sits and learns nearly every day after his driving shift, I THINK (24) YOUR THE ONE WHOS SAD!

From #24
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From #24

I’m actually not someone who learns all day … I’m someone who struggles to make a living and not live off the government. I’ve never taken a cent in welfare or foodstamps in my life.

I criticized the yeshiva system that after 7 years leaves people with no way to make a living but in low-skilled professions with meager pay.

to collive
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to collive

in your title it says “and he does mivtzoim” im just wondering where it says that on tha article just another example of trying to make a headline sound flashy and instead sounding stupid

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COLlive.com response:

Your welcome to read the article again where it tells how Moishe Rothstein puts a giant electric menorah on his truck’s window. See the photo too of the pirsumei nissa.

Good Guy
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Good Guy

Everyone that knows Moshe knows hes a solid great guy, Kol Hakavod to him for working to make a living and being a good Jew at the same time, We need more frum people like him.

TO 29
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TO 29

Well it sounds like you haven’t got a clue about truck driving because I Know Moishy & I’ve even been to meet him on the highway while I was in England and trust me its totally NOT a ‘low-skilled professional job’ – not just that, the wage is a very well paid job in England.

to 24
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to 24

Its because of you that todays kids are ‘going off the rails’ because of people LIKE U and speaking the way you do. HOW ABOUT BEING HAPPY AND PROUD FOR A FRUM BOCHER WHO’S GONE OUT AND GOT HIMSELF A DECENT JOB!!! – WELL DONE MOISHY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK – I’m PROUD OF SOMEONE LIKE YOU!!!

to #29 / 24
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to #29 / 24

So you are basically sour that you find it hard to make a living. In a roundabout way you were bashing the Yeshiva system, and not the good soul in this story. Understood, but you should have made that clearer as many of us did not understand it. To me, Moshe sounds like a very level headed, smart and nice young man. Just because he’s not gone the ‘traditional’ way of being a rabbi, in chinuch or an accountant, does not mean he’s not got a fulfilling job, which happens to be a decent wage in the UK as people… Read more »

From #24
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From #24

Again, you people fail to see the point. This is an indictment of our yeshiva system, not Moishe, who, incidentally, I know too. Truck driving can be well-compensated in America as well, especially when you can find long-haul union work. However, trucking, is not considered a great job because it requires very little skill, pays comparatively little, has no potential for advancement, provides no transferable skills if one ever chooses to change professions, as Moishe indicated he might, and generally provides a very poor quality of life, being on the road all the time and away from family. I have… Read more »

To 35 / 24
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To 35 / 24

My apologies for not understanding you first time round. I think we’re all clear now. Your thoughts reflect my feelings too, and I’m sure the thoughts of many others too. Unfortunately not many people want to speak out about it, or feel like they can have any impact. It sounds like you are a wonderful person, who not only have strong feelings about it, but also take the right approach by helping people navigate around these challenges. My question that I’ve always had: How does one navigate the seemingly contradictory approaches to Chinuch vs. the one our Holy Rabaim set… Read more »

From #24
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From #24

To #33

My original post (#24) said at the end of the second line:

“Says something about our education system …”

It was abundantly clear that I was referring to education system and I did not do it in a roundabout way. Perhaps the fact that everyone misread it as referring to Moishe despite the explicit reference to the yeshiva system demonstrates the very problem of poor education.

to 35
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to 35

GO AND GET A LIFE!!!! Stop ‘bashing’ other people for no reason, in fact I also know moishy & he’s very skilled in the truck he drives + he makes a good livng + he’s home with his family EVERY DAY + he runs CHAVERIM in Manchester when he’s not trucking – like you said earlier “I struggle to make a living” – how about going out to get a job instead of staying inside your little closed minded box, leave Moishy alone! – MOISHY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK IN ALL YOU DO FOR THE COMMUNITY OF MANCHESTER –… Read more »

From #24/35
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From #24/35

To #38,

One wonders whether you know how to read. You referred to the very comment in which I made it painfully clear that I am criticizing the yeshiva system and still continue to accuse me of referring to Moishe. Moreover, “struggl[ing] to make a living” in no way implies that I don’t have a job.

These thoughtless knee-jerk attacks on me make it more and more apparent that the yeshiva system is failing.

From CZ
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From CZ

To #24/35 These are not thoughtless knee-jerk attacks – unfortunately you have decided to take these comments as personal against you rather than comments on your “thoughtless” original attack! We struggle to see why would consider this brilliant article and making of a person a “big tragedy!” Just because Moishe (who by the way we know very well) has decided to chose this path at this moment in his life is by no means your business to comment on the way he was brought up and the way the Yeshiva “failed him!” Do you not know the Pirkei Avos Mishna… Read more »

From #24, etc.
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From #24, etc.

Again, showing your inability to understand basic English. I haven’t taken anything personally. I’m just shocked at the nitwittedness of a bunch of Lubavitcher readers here. You still persist in accusing me of criticizing Moishe of something, which is pitiful, considering I clearly never did as much and I have repeatedly clarified that I did not, including once to you directly.

From #24, etc.
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From #24, etc.

Correction: I’m sorry, it wasn’t you in #38.

To 24..
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To 24..

What does it have to do with the education system? Some people grow up saying I want to be a truck diver, and that’s what they do! Not everyone who goes through the “system” has to end up as a rabbi/teacher/shliach… First of all, there isn’t enough of a demand for it, and second, not everyone can do it! I think it’s amazing that someone is able to so what he wants, not only in an honest way, but he also makes sure to daven and say chitas! If anything, this shows how much of an influence the “system” has… Read more »

To 24...
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To 24...

“These thoughtless knee-jerk attacks on me make it more and more apparent that the yeshiva system is failing.”

What’s the connection between peoples comments and the yeshiva system failing? So you’re saying that people who don’t have ahavas yisrael failed the system? So you’re saying that it’s more important to know more Torah than to have good middos? In that case, I know plenty of people who you probably consider to have passed through the system with flying colors, but I, on the other hand, consider them to have failed tremendously!

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