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The Secret to Reb Moishe’s Success

Article by Rabbi Mendel Itzinger: "Books, nay shelves, can be written, they likely will, of the accomplishments, actions, and works of R’ Moshe Kotlarsky obm. But that wouldn't do justice to his underlying greatness - the cause of his success." Full Story

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June 6, 2024 3:59 pm

So well written mendy!

Thank you!
June 6, 2024 4:29 pm

What a moving and beautifully written tribute. Moshiach Now!

Beautiful
June 6, 2024 4:29 pm

This is such a beautiful and loving encapsulation of an incredible man and his legacy. Thank you for sharing and so eloquently expressing sentiments that many share.

No mention of Rivka - his aishes chayil!?..
June 6, 2024 4:36 pm

Rivka was the pillar of their home- for her personal family as well as the Rebbe’s worldwide family.
Rivka supported her husband’s absences since they both were a team – personal Shluchim of the Rebbe.
As special as Rabbi Kotlarsky was – let us never forget how integral his aishes chayil was to the success of his achievements.
Yes, her efforts (and always with a smile) was key to so much.
May Hashem give the family the koach to continue his amazing legacy of goodness and kindness – which accomplished so much.
A admirer and long time friend

Rivka is a real aishes chayil.
Reply to  No mention of Rivka - his aishes chayil!?..
June 6, 2024 10:18 pm

Such an incredible and inspiring woman! She is the most selfless, giving , and kind person. I have so much admiration for her.

Please do it.
June 6, 2024 7:32 pm

“and were I to continue this would end up pages upon pages…

The crazy thing is that almost anyone who interacted with R’ Moishe could write a book…”

Write those pages and write that book. I want to read it.

Brought tears to my eyes
June 6, 2024 11:03 pm

Thank you for this beautifully written piece. May we all learn from his incredible אהבת ישראל.

Mrs Rivkah Kotlarsky
June 7, 2024 12:35 am

Thank you! Finally a comment about the amazing wife behind the incredible man. Actually, not truly behind – alongside would be a better word. Rivkah was my teacher in BRHS. Many years ago. I don’t live in CH, yet any time I saw her she greeted me with a big smile like a long lost friend. His open and welcoming home is credit to her. Their upstanding children are BH credit to both. She deserves tremendous recognition. May Hashem give her strength to get thru this difficult time.

Yehudis Leiter

Morah Rivka Kotlarsky
June 7, 2024 7:33 am

B”H Morah Kotlarsky was my teacher in HS and made such an impression on me with the way that she had Simchas Hachaim. So much so, that when I was a young Shlucha, even before the Shluchos network fb group, and before JWC, I asked her to speak at our women’s Purim basket making event, and i introduced her as, my teacher who personified happiness – Purim- שמחה פרץ גדר. As a Shlucha, I know firsthand what it’s like to have a husband that is always out, and is a community man. Morah Kotlarsky exemplifies an Aishes Chayil, raising her… Read more »

Emes Words and...
June 7, 2024 9:19 am

I don’t know Mendy, but reading what he wrote one can feel the pain of losing someone like Rabbi Kotlarsky who was a dear friend and mentor. As a woman I always wondered how his wife managed with all her children, very, very often as a single parent because her husband traveled all the time. There is no doubt that Rabbi Kotlarsky was a giant of a man – at the same time humble yet understanding his mission which meant using all the tools Hashem bestowed upon him. Without the support and encouragement of his wife, there is no doubt… Read more »

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