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.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Remarkable young man

By D. Carver

I just spent quite a while on the website you sent learning about Nosson. I'm actually not sure why I clicked on the link, for I have never met Nosson. I am actually finding myself crushed that the world has been deprived of such a remarkable young man. One person wrote, "Nosson made me his friend, even though Nosson had many friends." He seemed to carry the weight of awareness that someone might be alone for prayer or Shabbat or Yom Tov, and took immediate action and an intense personal commitment to make sure they were enveloped by community. I am struck, literally struck by such a person. No one I know personally in my community does this. In some ways, the world of Conservative Judaism in which we live is such a dry desert, a midbar, in comparison to the descriptions I have just read of Nosson. Living in his presence must have been like a Gan Eden. I am sorry now that I never knew him. His life challenges me to rethink why I am so blithely accepting the tepid Jewish life that I am now leading, when he lived his brief life with such passion and love.


  1. i just want to say that this is the MOST amazing post that i ever saw. Nosson changing this world even after Lag Baomer

  2. Your words are really inspiring!
    You are right! It's the ACTION that counts!
    I too, never met Nosson, and have been so inspired by his action oriented life. actually doing what he believed!