By Avraham Darrin Moses
Last Chanukah I went to LA and spent time with Nosson at the Yeshivah where Nosson was. There was a farbrengen in honor of a bochur's birthday. While we were learning in the zal about Chanukah in gemara Shabbos, a bochur came up to Nosson and said, "Let's go farbreng. You can learn later. It's a special night." While I thought Nosson would suggest to continue later or even over the phone which we were already doing anyhow, his response was, "You are right! It's a very special night - I'm learning with my good friend Darrin who always inspires me and we are going to finish this gemara and then join you IY'H." Nosson could have easily rescheduled that time with me so that he wouldn't miss the scholarly inspiration shared by the farbrengen. But instead, he chose to learn with a Jew who is just barely beginning his journey. That's true ahavas yisroel. Nosson Deitsch z'l is one of the best friends I have ever had and he will always share a special place in my heart! Nosson is my inspiration! May his amazing middos and his dedicated commitment to serving Hashem live on in each and every Jew! Please take on another mitzvah in his memory and have in mind a speedy and easy recovery for Rabbi Levi Yitzchak ben Cyrel!