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


By Motti Harlig

Its been a long couple of weeks here in miami yeshiva. We were having such a wonderful time at a lag beomer parade and then we heard the news. We were all shocked and confused, but as time has passed and the reality is starting to sink in ill try to put some words together.

As I am sure you all know nosson was the mashgiach here in yeshiva. Many bochurim already wrote about his dedication to yeshiva (to the bochurim) and his tremendous ahavas yisroel and koch in tanya baal peh, but i would just like to add on a couple stories.

For a few weeks earlier in the year I used to learn with Nosson by seder sichos after seder. While we learned he used to always look around the zal, and ask me about how this or that bochur was doing... are they enjoying themselves in yeshiva... are they learning well... is there anything he could do to help... The care he had for each and every bochur was a thing i really noticed and learned from. I also noticed that at times even at around 10:30 at night when we were ending learning, he would get a couple phone calls from people who wanted to learn with him and he would set up chavrusahs till late in the night and learn with them. And of course when he learned, nothing got in his way, poshut sitting and learning bihasmada. If I ever would get distracted he would refocus me right away. That’s the type of effect he had, when you were learning with him, you just had to sit and learn...

Allot has been written about Nosson’s koch in tanyay baal peh. On a personal note, in the beginning of the year during a farbrengen, I was speaking to Nosson, and he spoke to me about how I should chazzer tanya baal peh. So I actually did learn 4 perokim tanya baal peh (but maybe that was because he payed me $25 a perek ) but either way he was the one who kept pushing me to do it. The last couple weeks even though I stopped chazzering tanya baal peh, Nosson would always come over to me (practically every day) and ask me how the tanya is going and push me to move further.
For anybody who doubts that Nosson knew the whole tanya baal peh, I just want to tell you that one day in middle of a break I saw Nosson learning in Zal. He didn’t like to tell people how much tanya he knew by heart, but I happened to know. So I came over to him and opened up a tanya to perek vov, and started reading a hagoho. I read the first few words, and Nosson finished the rest perfectly. So i moved on to the next hagoho and the same thing happened.... I jumped to around 10 different random hagohos and Nosson casually finished them off as if it were no big deal!

About his ahavas yisroel, (everybody has been writing the same thing but it happened with me also), I remember 2 summers ago in Parksville NY, I was a learning teacher and Nosson was the head-waiter. Even though we pretty much had nothing to do with each other and I didn’t know him beforehand, Nosson always used to come over to me and talk to me as if we were good friends for years... and even the next year by Yud Shvat I was walking around and I hear someone scream my name so I turned around and it was Nosson. He was so happy to see me and we spoke for a while. He just made you feel so comfortable when speaking to him, as if you were always great friends with him. I don’t know if we can do it as well as Nosson did, but that friendliness with others is something we should all try to copy to some extent.

Just to finish off with 3 impressions that Nosson left with me and hopefully with everyone else. 1) He would never come to a meal without a hat and jacket, because he never wanted to bentch without one, and he used to always tell bochurim to do the same. 2) During davening every day, you could always hear him, every word out loud, slowly… especially amen and yehai shmai raboh. 3) During one farbengen, Nosson was explaining to me the importance of writing a duch to the Rebbe every so often. He told me that he wrote one around once a week, and said I should try to do the same. These are some things he left with me forever.
Ad Mosai! We should be zoche to be with Nosson Bemehaira Viyomeinu Bivias Moshiach Tzidkeinu!!


  1. Please put up more videos! That was a big nechama!

  2. he is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. there r more vids on

  4. that video is phenomenal! OISH! i cud watch it like 30 times!