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

Just one year, impacted forever!

By Anonymous

Being In la last year, I was fortunate to have Nosson as my Shliach. I only knew him for one year so I just barely glimpsed into the personality Nosson truly had. But in that year Nosson managed to inspire me to the point where in many areas I found myself trying to emulate the unique qualities that were found in Nosson.
He clearly breathed tanya day and night. On one occasion we were in a car together and I asked Nosson if he really knew tanya bal peh and he said I should test him. So I randomly said a perek, he gave me a chitas and made me "test" him for a couple of perekim on till the end of the 10 min car ride.
On Another occasion on chanuka mivtzoyim, we went to rodeo drive to give out menorahs and before starting we went to the shliachs party in a restaurant there. While there Nosson and another bochur recognized one of the bal habatim from a previous off Shabbos. The bal habas then invited all ten of us there to the restaurant which would cost him a couple hundred dollars to which right away we all said yes! But Nosson had a different agenda and said he was here to do mivtzoyim and whoever wanted to come with him could. We all immediately followed our leader feeling bad for making the bal habas make the reservations for us all, but even more embarrassed for being ready to give up mivtzoyim for a restaurant! Nosson always kept focused on his mission and nothing stopped him from getting what he wanted. A train you either join or get run over. The chayus and effort put into everything he set his mind to was unbelievably inspirational. I also sat next to him every morning for chassidus and unlike normal people where sometimes when one could not be in the mood of learning, but Nosson was there every morning like a well-oiled machine, loudly (a point a friend of mine said; Nosson wasn't off tune but always one note higher, contrary to popular opinion) learning till the point where I literally had to move my seat over from him in frustration. I asked him how he consistently managed to learn so rapidly and so loudly and he got very excited and opened a tanya to perek lamed zayin and started to explain how only when you do torah and mitzvohs with all ones might do you come to remembering what you learn as the pasuk says kol atzmosai to'omarnoh. If any klipah mixes from less striving results in forgetfulness. And therefore torah umitzvohs requires your whole being. And now that I look back I cannot recall a time Nosson took part in something halfheartedly, if he felt it was wrong it wasn't done and he would scream against it and if he participated you were sure to be successful cause you got Nosson. When we gave out menorahs only after I got a nice shopping bag to put the menorahs in, and after deciding which area to cover, Nosson had already needed to go to the car to get more menorahs. I can honestly say he was the biggest powerhouse I've ever seen! For all the people that grew up with him and know Nosson well, one time Nosson and I were discussing the concept of friendship. I remember Nosson saying, "Dude without my friends I don't know where I would be today!" And after his passing it’s clearly seen through everything being done what Nosson meant to you.

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