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The Untold Story of a Black Jew Saved by the Rebbe

Watch: Yossi Kulek was born to a Jewish mother and her non-Jewish boyfriend. Growing up black, he felt different - until he spent time with the Rebbe. He is now a Chabad Shliach, husband, father, and grandfather. Video

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Excellent Interview
July 8, 2024 6:54 pm

Thank you Rabbi Kulek for opening up about your background and outlook. Although I never met you in person, you certainly come across as intelligent, genuine and well thought out in your responses. I appreciate your positive approach you formulated despite the real challenges you have had to overcome and have clearer come out stronger through them.

so inspiring!!
July 8, 2024 10:24 pm

thank you for sharing!!

Rabbi Kulek
July 8, 2024 11:38 pm

Best 5th grade teacher ever! From Gemara strategy to football strategy 😄, he taught it all! We still remember and appreciate. Hatzlacha in everything.

Cant watch the video
July 8, 2024 11:50 pm

Text? Or summary?

Watch it!
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July 10, 2024 6:49 am

It’s worth your time

Grew up in Chicago
July 9, 2024 2:43 am

Yossi! I was younger and had no idea about your story growing up. Thank you for speaking about your life, it’s really inspiring and there are great takeaways you shared for everyone to glean.

Incredible
July 9, 2024 7:24 am

Wow ty for sharing.

Former Chicago
July 9, 2024 9:16 am

Rabbi Kulek is a very humble fellow – I remember him back in Cheder Lubavitch. He was a great all around fellow and someone to look up to. Not surprised he has accomplished much in life

Rivkah Leah Bernath
July 9, 2024 11:21 am

fantastic

Maybe this will open closed minds
July 10, 2024 6:58 pm

Me too, makes shidduchim very hard when people find out you have a non-Jewish father. Was told I’d need to settle, needless to say I’m still single because I don’t deserve settling. I’m just as much a Jew at someone with a Jewish father. So now I hide my background out of fear of being judged for something well out of my control. MAYBE THIS ARTICLE WILL OPEN PEOPLES CLOSED MINDS.

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