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.

Monday, May 10, 2010

No matter what!

By Y. Baumgarten

When Nosson was in Shiur Daled of Ohelei Torah he would learn Chitas (chumesh and Rashi) with me (I was in Shiur Alef). We didn’t agree on everything but that never in anyway impacted the special friendship he showed me. One small episode stands out in my mind from that period, which brings out how Nosson was always ready to do a favor for another. Once, when for a personal reason I didn’t want to use the local barber, he offered to give me a haircut himself. This, despite the fact that Nosson personally held that the barber was in the right! So that night I walked home with Nosson in the freezing cold, and Nosson gave me a haircut. Furthermore since it was so cold outside, Nosson then insisted that I must sleep over in his house.

Here we see a true Mentch, not only did he learn with me, a bachur a few years his junior, he respected me for who I was and made me comfortable both with the haircut as well as with staying over at his house. Of course this is all in addition to all that I have learned from him through learning Chumash and rashi every day together.

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