When one thinks about the personality of Nosson, one can get lost of all the wonderfull and adept things that he possessed and shared, first of all his unique smile that never left his face, not even in the hardest times and turbulences in his life, whenever someone would ask him how he was doing he would always answer with his famous “good good” B”H, “How are you”?
He would always encourage others to smile as well, and was troubled if you were going through a hard time, and went to the end of his capabilities to help you out.
Whenever you would meet him he always had something to share with you, always a good word ,a “vort” something that was just right for the person he met, he was the ultimate people’s person one who everyone wanted and felt privileged to know.
when I try to summarize his short but very spiritual life, I can’t help myself but remind myself of an incident which happened last year we were studying together in los Angeles when the option came up to either leave or stay for another year, when one of my colleagues found out that he was opting to continue his studies else where, he exclaimed in deep shock “what, Nosson’s leaving, what’s this yeshivah without Nosson?
It was like if he was there everything was there, I recall once sitting by a Monotonous farbrangen with a bunch of tierd friends, when in walked Nosson with a big smile and proclaimed “why are you guys sitting here like like dead fish” he then sat down said a littile leachim and got the crowd rolling, it was like a whole new life.
Whenever anyone had a problem an issue that had to be resolved, the first person you went to look for was Nosson, the amount of troubled phone calls he would get from early in the morning till late at night, was astonishing. I recall Nosson asking me to get his phone from him one Motzei shabbos, I glanced at the screen and saw 17 missed calls, with 10 text messages….. Nosson always tried to tell the guy to look positive and keep spirit up.
It’s hard to write, for my tears don’t allow me to see the screen, it’s just endless, come back Nosson we need you!