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 20, 2010

Words from Nosson

By Harry Ringel

I came to know Nosson through Lubavitch of Montgomery County, where my family worships with Nosson's brother Shaya. In recent months, Nosson and I had begun to speak and correspond about Tanya. The following is an excerpt from an email Nosson wrote to me not two weeks before we lost him:

"What is an angel? According to Jewish philosophy, the term "angel" can be used for many different areas. Regarding Chapter 40 of Tanya, the Alter Rebbe is telling us: Don't think that when you pray, it is just some people singing, getting together. It is a lot deeper than that. When we pray, even if it is done without the correction intentions, then we are creating angels. Just like when someone will think about a theory, he will be creating certain ideas, certain visions in his head. Through prayer we are creating angels, energy, above in the higher worlds. Their chomer vetzurah (mass and form) is a lot more refined than in our world, a lot less materialistic than in this world. But that is the awesome thing. We have the power, through our prayer, to create things. And create healing."

I can't help but feel that if any young man had prepared himself for the journey he is now making, it is Nosson. But those of us who are left behind will miss him deeply.

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