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Zalman Brass, 76, OBM

Zalman Brass, a fixture in Crown Heights for many years known as R' "Zalman the Shikker" passed away. Levaya: Today, Friday at 1:15 pm. Full Story

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Special soul
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Special soul

Please update about levaya..thanks

boruch dayan Emes
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boruch dayan Emes

Feige is so special for always hosting him!
Is it fair to call him a shikkur especially when being niftar on such a holy yomtov!

Piano player
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Piano player

He was known as an exceptional piano player

feige
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feige

Mrs Jacobson is a true hero of our community she takes care of all the needed souls who find comfort in her home including charlle buttons and more. May Zalman the shikur find peace and have a lichtiken gan eden.

Ba'al shemska yid
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Ba'al shemska yid

He was a Baal-Shemska Yid, and to pass away on Shavuos….

Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

I’ve known ‘Zalman’ since (About) 1977. He was a special person. ‘Zalman’ was a ‘kohaine’ also. Very friendly and intelligent he loved to talk to everyone. I feel terrible upon hearing this news.

Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

I never referred to him as ‘Shikker.’ This is insulting. Aside from any personal problems he had, he was a very friendly warm and very intelligent ‘Yid. I’m greatly saddened.
‘ ‘Boruch Dayan HaEmet.’

Lo Ha'ya tza'rik
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Lo Ha'ya tza'rik

One of Reb Zalman’s verterlach.
from the first Rashi on Breshis, he would quote, “Amar rabbi Yitzchok,’Lo ho’ya tza’rik.” the world wasn’t necessary…

Yehi zichro baruch.

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Boruch Dayan Emes - a good vort that I heard attributed to him
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Boruch Dayan Emes - a good vort that I heard attributed to him

I’ve heard that R’ Zalman had a challenging life. One thing that I’ve heard in his name that is humorous but deadly serious at the same time is something everyone who ever thinks of drinking should consider.|
“People say they drink to drown their sorrows…. let me tell you…. sorrows FLOAT.

If funds are still needed
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If funds are still needed

Can you post a link.

Boruch N. Hoffinger   'HaKohaine '           BS"D
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Boruch N. Hoffinger 'HaKohaine ' BS"D

Sorry error. Zalman (Don’t know) was NOT a ‘Kohaine’ I’ve confused him with ‘Sydney’ also a known resident for many years.

great
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great

Zalman probally spent more time in 770 then any other Chosid!! in the 70’s and 80’s he actually spent in 770

Zalman der mashpia
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Zalman der mashpia

When we were in 770 we lovingly called him “Zalman der mashpa” for his always insightful and witty comments.

Zalman
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Zalman

Wrote a few songs that he got paid royalties paid monthly. He once asked to drive him to NYC to pick up some residual checks for songs he wrote in the 60’s.

He paid us nicely and in his zechus we had some $

He was a holy man!!!! a holy man….

I wish though they would take his liver out and examine it because he drank more hard liqueur for the the last 50 years than anyone. It must be made out of criptonite!!!!

info
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info

What was his english name? I wanted to find his songs..

Shlom
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Shlom

https://www.chesedshelemes.com/donate.php

Kvira 5:15 in the Chesed Shel Emes cemetery in liberty ny

LAMED VOV NICK
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LAMED VOV NICK

2ND DAY OF SHVUOUS…
bd”e

CSE MEMBER
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CSE MEMBER

If anyone knows the nifters fathers name please call Chesed Shel Emes at 718-436-2121 so it can be put on the Matziva

Baruch Dayin Haemes
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Baruch Dayin Haemes

i feel so bad!

Songs
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Songs

Zalman told me he co-wrote “This Diamond Ring” with two other people sitting around one night jamming. He said most of the credit goes to him, but of course they were equal partners financially.

special cat
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special cat

he was. but he didn’t live an easy life towards the end.

A Heiliger Yid!
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A Heiliger Yid!

I was once zoche to give Reb Zalman a lift and when I saw him eyeing the Tanya on the dash, I said to him, “It’s a good book eh Zalman?” To which he retorted, “Tanya, Tanya’s not a book it’s a lifestyle”.

# 15 His English name
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# 15 His English name

Was Robert (Bobby) Brass

Bde
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Bde

Google bob brass songwriter u will find much info on reb Zalman and his early life

bde
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bde

my father told me a joke that reb zalman the shikker told him when he was davening in 770 when he was young. lol bde

Shikker with dveikus!
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Shikker with dveikus!

If the tzadik Reb Zalman Zya is being remembered as the “Shikker” then every lubavitcher should be called that!! Especially after farbrengens.

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