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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mivtzoim - Northridge, CA

By Rabbi Eli Rivkin
Chabad of Northridge

Every year we are fortunate to have wonderful bochurim who travel 40 minutes each way on Friday afternoons all the way to Northridge and do Mivtzoim in our area of Shlichus. Last year Nosson was one of those bochurim. He was always so full of chayus and simchah. He made a very powerful impression on the business people he visited. I always tell the bochurim that they are these people's only connection to the Rebbe and yiddishkeit. Nosson took this very seriously and almost never missed a week despite the shlep in heavy traffic.
Last Thursday afternoon I visited his Mivtzoim route to share with people the tragic news and ask them to do an extra mitzvah during shiva. There was one store where Nosson had a weekly pizza and parsha at this man's business where he would invite other people from the area to enjoy a few minutes of learning and kosher food. I walked into his store and the man says to me "Rabbi, what's the number of that guy Nosson who used to come here last year? I need to call him. I am making my son's wedding in Miami and would love for him to come. He will make it so Jewish and joyous". With a heavy heart I shared with him the tragic news. The man was speechless and heartbroken and began to cry.
With Nosson not with us begashmius there is such a void of joy and lebidikeit in this world. Hashem, asei lmaan shimecha. For the sake of all Yidden who need to rejoice, bring us Moshiach and we will have Nosson leading the joyous kabolas pnei Moshiach omain!

Below are pictures from Mivtzoim at last year's Purim carnival in Northridge.





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