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  • Rebbe Story: The Rebbe’s Mechutan

    On Erev Yom Kipur, a short time before Kol Nidre, while dressed already in a Kittel and Tallis, the Rebbe Rayatz asked that the Rosh Yeshiva in 770, Rabbi Mordechai Mentlik come in to his office. Upon entering, the Rebbe Rayatz told him: “Go and meet Rabbi so-and-so [the father of the Kallah], and tell him in my name that I am his Mechutan” ● Full Story

    Rabbi Hirsch Chitrik during his Shlichus to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Today, the 12th of Av, is the birthday of Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Chitrik, who passed away over a year ago. The following story was told by him on numerous occasions:

    When Rabbi Chitrik came to 770 in 1946, after World War II, one of the Bochurim who were studying there was a originally from Iowa, from a family of farmers, and he came closer to Chabad and the Rebbe.

    Some time later, this Bochur was suggested the daughter of a prominent Brooklyn Rabbi as a Shiduch, and after a few meetings they got a blessing from the Frierdiker Rebbe for their engagement.

    The father of the Chosson, the farmer from Iowa, came to Brooklyn to celebrate the “Vort” of his son, and walked in dressed in attire he considered respectable but was not common in religious circles in Brooklyn.

    Upon seeing his new “Mechutan,” the father of the Kallah turned around, walked out with his daughter, and called off the Shiduch. Needless to say, the Bochur was devastated, and returned to 770.

    On Erev Yom Kipur, a short time before Kol Nidre, while dressed already in a Kittel and Tallis, the Rebbe Rayatz asked that the Rosh Yeshiva in 770, Rabbi Mordechai Mentlik come in to his office. Upon entering, the Rebbe Rayatz told him:

    “Go and meet Rabbi so-and-so [the father of the Kallah], and tell him in my name that I am his Mechutan”

    After the fast concluded, Rabbi Mentlik drove to the home of this Rabbi and relayed the message of the Rebbe Rayatz. Upon hearing this the Rabbi said: “If the Rebbe himself is becoming my Mechutan, we are proceeding with the Shidduch, and will start planning the wedding immediately,” and so it was, the Bochur married the daughter of said Rabbi.

    Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Chitrik, principal of the Beis Chana Girls’ Seminary in Tzfas recalls:

    My father would always choke and cry when he told this story. He would conclude by saying to us, his children “Remember who we are, who is the head of the family, and whom we represent.”

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  • Event Calendar

  • Tuesday, Oct 27th, Wedding – Shlome Wolvovsky – CH & Rochel Leah Matusof – Madison, WI @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday Oct 29th Wedding: Devorah Bennish – Detroit & Mordechai Rubin – London @ Royalty House, MI
  • Sunday, Oct 25th, Sholli Miller – Chicago, IL & Batya Korf – Miami Beach, FL @ Bais Rivka 310 Crown Street
  • Thursday, Oct 22 Wedding: Chaim Boruch Bar-Chaim – CH & Shoshana Pimentelli – CH/TX @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday, Oct 22 L’Chaim: Sruli Finck – CH & Chaya Mangel – Dayton, OH @ Chovevei Torah 885 Eastern Parkway
  • Tuesday, Oct 20th Wedding: Dovid Kaminetzky – Melbourne, AU & Chaya Okunov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Monday Oct 19 L’Chaim: Ari (Aaron) Levertov – Crown Heights & Debby Rabinowicz – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Choivevey Torah
  • Monday, Oct 19 2015 Wedding: Mendy Zippel – Salt Lake City, UT & Fraidy Shagalov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Sunday 18th Oct. L’Chaim: Chananya Niassoff – CH & Tzirl Brennan – CH @ Bais Rivkah Crown St
  • Sunday Oct 18th – Wedding: Mendy Edelman – Crown Heights & Sara Lozenik – Miami, FL @ Oholei Torah
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  • Charna Alexandra bas Chana Esther
  • Ettie Bas Alte Miriam
  • Zissel Yehudis Bas Masha
  • Chaim Yosef Yitzchok Ben Sarah Elka
  • Devorah Bas Sarah
  • Boruch Ben Sarah
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  • Sender Ben Chaya Devorah
  • Lost and Found

  • Lost Men’s Heavy Black Winter Jacket Size Large in 770
  • Lost in 770 before Pesach, a black Bradley Jons long coat size 38R. No lining and no belt. Almost brand new! Please call zalman at 347-788-0749
  • Found black hats outside 770, behind the Hatzalah ambulance
  • lost – Chitas bearing a blessing to Shmuel from Sarge. (Sargent Zvi Fisher z..l.v) geulanow@012.net.il or +1-7869427070
  • LOST: in 770 a black Lenovo Intel core i5 laptop in a dark grey laptop bad together with a WD hard drive, if found please call Zalmy 347-788-0749
  • Found: Maroon Chitas
  • Found: Bag of Clothes
  • Found: Leather-Bound Pink Siddur
  • Lost: Box with Mini Shas from YSP
  • Lost: Rose Gold Bangle/Bracelet
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  • Newly renovated Basement for rent
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  • Lost in 770 Last Week: Transparant Bag of Tefillin, Rashi, R”T, Chitas – in black/grey 770 pouches