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Why Are You Pale, Rebbe Asked

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Cunin Family

The story about the “pale bochur” was about my father Rabbi Pinchus Cunin OHV”. He preferred to take care of the camp laundry rather than be a counselor so he could sit and learn chassidus undisturbed “in between throwing in a load”.The following is word for word from his memoirs. “Two of my friends who share birthdays with me were scheduled to visit the Rebbe Sunday night. We left G.I. camp of Swan Lake Sunday evening for the three hour drive to 770. To our consternation,the Rebbe had already gone home. Rabbi Chodakov ohv” was waiting for us. He told… Read more »

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bochur identity

The bochur who the Rebbe showed such care for- was Rabbi Pinchus Cunin A”H (3rd yaartzeit just was 21 Taamuz)
Rabbi P. Cunin’s birthday was 19th of Av.

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Not Tu

The name of the holiday is Chamisha Asar B’Av. The Rebbe would NEVER say Tu B’Av (or Tu B’Shvat).

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