This blog is dedicated to our dear friend, Nosson Deitsch OBM, who was tragically torn away from us on Lag B’Omer 5770.

Nosson was a one-of-a kind Bochur who influenced many people, from all ages and backgrounds. He had a perpetual smile on his face and an extremely generous heart. He would do the biggest favor for a friend with only a moment’s notice. All those who knew him feel they had a unique relationship with him.

There are many untold stories of his selflessness, kindness, and the affect he had on countless lives. Please share your story, so that others can get a glimpse into his unique character and towering accomplishments.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

An Everlasting Image, Nosson & Zalman a"h

By Noach Kosofsky

An Uncle's Perspective
The Deitsch family always spent Pesach at Cyrel's parents, Rabbi Dovid & Leah Edelman, in Springfield MA. They led the community seder held at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Beis Medrash for over thirty years.
Zalman usually took the opportunity to utilize the 40 minutes that it took to walk two miles to the Yeshiva Beis Medrash where he davened, to spend time with his children, taking interest in them, asking them what they were learning, reviewing inyanim, singing a chassidisher niggun, etc. The last year or two before Zalman was niftar, it was becoming difficult for Zalman to make the two mile walk from the Edelman's home to the Yeshiva both at night for the seder and then again during the day for shacharis-mussaf. In fact, the last Pesach of Zalman's life he barely made it to the Yeshiva and back for davening. It took him well over an hour to walk home to the Edelman's. It took effort to take each step. Anyone who came along and caught up to Zalman quickly went ahead at Zalman's insistence. Who do you think walked Zalman very patiently? Nosson, of course. (Most of the other Deitsch children were spending Pesach with siblings on shlichus or other places.) And what were they doing? Nosson, very animated, full of exuberance, was once again chazering Tanya baal peh to his dear father. (I believe at that time Nosson knew about 40 prakim by heart.) This image, this eternal bond between father and son, is forever etched in my mind.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to hear more about the parents of this special young man. How did they raise him to be so sensitive to others? How did his father motivate him to memorize that much?