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Why I Went to Prison at 21

From the COLlive Inbox: "My name is Mendy Zwiebel, and I’m a yeshiva bochur who spent the last two months in prison, or more accurately, in multiple prisons." Full Story

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Thank you for sharing!
September 13, 2023 10:06 pm

Your article detailing your summer volunteering work with Aleph visiting Jewish prisoners is both heartening and impactful. Your dedication to making a difference in their lives is a shining example of the positive change we can bring to those who need it most. Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey!

May there be no more prisons
September 13, 2023 11:10 pm

May there only be healing and holy education

Wow!!!
September 13, 2023 11:54 pm

You took me on your journey with you. Your essay written so eloquently detailing encounters in which you indisputably and immediately connected to the divinity of the souls of those you came across on your mission. What a blessing that only chabad offers young and impressionable men the opportunity to visit prisons, and the world connecting Jews to the aibeshter. They undoubtebly transform and are transformed. The thirst for spirituality from the prisoner’s souls can be felt and no one but our Rebbe had the foresight to see the prisoners even in solitary confinement or death row as a chelek… Read more »

Unbelievable!
September 14, 2023 8:42 am

What a beautiful organization Aleph is!! From top to bottom from full time staff to volunteers truly an incredible organization-highly recommended supporting the incredible work they do! Kol Hakavod to everyone at the Aleph Team

very very moving- beautifuly written..
September 14, 2023 9:29 am

.took me right into the dungeon the lonely cell that was lit up by these two bochurim who simply went to bring love to another lonely yid wherever they were. Menachem and Mendy were so proud of you!!!

shlichus in bais schneur
September 14, 2023 6:29 pm

OMG!!! so inspiring keep up the good work, you should always continue spreding yiddishkeit where ever you may go its hashgocha protis, especialy in yeshivas bais schneur with me.
just enjoy life and moshiach now!!!
yechi adoinenu moreinu vrabeinu melech hamoshiach lolam vaed!!!
ad motai!!!

Extraordinary Mendy Zweibel
September 14, 2023 7:09 pm

I am moved and inspired by the reflections of your essay. Powerful experiences eloquently described. In addition to your profound sensitivity and dedication, you have an authentic voice as a writer. I encourage you to consider writing a book. Thank you to the Aleph Institute.
Sincerely,
Robin Garbose

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