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 smile for Nosson

By Chana Ezagui

I never really got to spend time with Nosson being that he was
always away in yeshiva and always spent the Yomim Tovim at one of
his siblings (helping them out) and then of course he'd spend his
summers in camp... but here are Just a few memories I had with my
cousin Nosson.

When I was 11 all the cousins got together in Springfield at
Bubby and Zaidy and we went to Six Flags at Riverside-by the time I
was ready to go, all the girls had already left so I went along with
the boys. We went on all the "big kids" rides and roller coasters but
I specifically remember Nosson going around driving everyone crazy at
the booths where you shoot hoops and guess your weight etc. He was
just a ball of fun-if you were with Nosson you couldn't possibly have
a bad time!

Last year his brother Sruly got married in Atlanta. After the
meal and allllll the dancing, the cousins just sat down to relax but
we stayed up the whole night as you cracked so many jokes and just
made everyone laugh ...Then again,
I had the privilege (only now do I realize what a privilege I had) to
spend this past Yom Kippur, in Pennsylvania, with Nosson. He had a
long and tiring night from being in shul, welcoming everyone into
shul, helping the chazzon with the davening, and of course fasting.
But when he came back home he took the time to sit down and chill with
me, to just talk about life, about school, about friends, about
EVERYTHING. Then about an hour into our conversation I realized he
had finished the entire tehillim. I said "Nosson did you just finish
the whole tehillim while we were talking?" and as if it was no big
deal he just made a huge humble smile, nodded his head, and we
continued talking. Nosson didn't waste his time, even while taking
time to see how I was doing, to show me that he cared, he still made
time to say his tehillim....the fun, exciting, enthusiastic aura that
you carried around with you was unbelievable and I take it upon myself
to continue to make other people happy and brighten up people's days
just like you so often brightened mine.

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