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Wonderful & Inspiring
July 11, 2020 10:20 pm

Thank you for a fantastic read. Such excellent points, and I’m left feeling inspired to push myself to do just a little bit more to make a very big difference.

Bikur cholim CH
July 11, 2020 10:20 pm

True unsung heros of Covid and all illnesses in the community. No articles , no pictures , just non stop helping in any way possible. My friend is not well im awe by them….. delicious home made meals, money for cleaning lady camp bills, toys for the kids. I can go on and on. The constant check ins. Im blown away.

Kol hakovod
July 11, 2020 10:23 pm

Your call to action is right on target

Great Article- something to add..
July 11, 2020 10:27 pm

I would add something that we can easily improve that has caused So much pain in the past. As Rabbi Braun suggested In one a recent talk- People need kavod (dignity) even more than they need kindness. Talk less about others. Be as scrupulously careful about their privacy and kavod as you would want others to be of yours. Remind yourself that you really do not know the individual or their family enough to be 100% sure that this information is correct when you pass on ‘hearsay’. This will not only protect the individual, but you, your family and the… Read more »

So So true!
Reply to  Great Article- something to add..
July 12, 2020 2:07 am

People need to stop believing and spreading gossip!! Wherever it came from!
And Yasher Koach to all those who don’t believe or spread it. You are paving the way for Moshiach!

Inspiring and thought-provoking
July 11, 2020 10:40 pm

Thank you for sharing!

Thank you.
July 11, 2020 11:01 pm

Let’s start with the very simple act of chesed: wearing a mask. If a few of us wear masks, it’s not much good. But if every single one of us, whenever we’re on the street or in a store, wears a mask – it will make a huge difference. Really, it’s not like the starfish story, where a single mask makes a difference – here it’s about a community wide commitment – every single one of us! There should be no bare face on the streets of Crown Heights! What a difference that would make! And what an enormous CHESED… Read more »

Another bikur cholim fan
July 11, 2020 11:36 pm

Besides those things they gave my family members gift cards for clothes for yom tov, they helped with countless rides and even made a family simcha and our family didnt have to worry about one thing.

Fantastic article!
July 12, 2020 6:10 am

Although we live in Australia, the content of this article is very well written, very practical and proactive.

It gives us an insight on the tremendous chesed that is taking place in our very own beloved Crown Heights.

May you all continue to bring much nachas to our dear Rebbe!

כאן צוה ה׳ את הברכה

Super
July 12, 2020 6:29 am

Ty for writing this it’s all 100% true

Beautifully written
July 12, 2020 7:07 am

So true!

Beautiful article
July 12, 2020 7:07 am

Just to add some amazing people ….
Dr Barry Grossman, yingy bistritsky , rabbi Simpson, yossi Friedman -and many others who do things without any fanfare “but just to help”
Absolutely stop talking so much and Respect people’s privacy. Yes, treat them with dignity ! But as rabbi Taub says …there are very few wrong ways to bring a Kugel ….drop or send a Plate of chocolates etc even leave at the door …it’ll get eaten , be appreciated and warm someone’s heart !

Some know the right way to give
Reply to  Beautiful article
July 12, 2020 6:39 pm

Yes Bistritzky and Friedman in particular are known to not only help but to do it graciously!

So many more...
July 12, 2020 8:36 am

Once you start naming people, you inevitably miss out others. Thank you to all our community leaders who stepped up and did what they could during these times! To all the hero’s not listed here – this is for you!!!

Ze Lozeh Organization
July 12, 2020 7:11 pm

Let’s also remember how the Ze Lozeh org, headed in Crown Heights by Chanie Kozliner, which helped people throughout the coronavirus by picking up medicines, groceries etc.
And all their volunteers.
COL wrote an article about them.

Incredible Chessed
July 13, 2020 7:45 pm

They helped me many times!

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