Sunday, June 22, 2014

Baruch Dayan HaEmes

Our dear friend and mentor Chayim Daskel passed away last night after battling cancer for a little more than 1 year.  

Eight years ago I told him that I had learnt a ma'amar of the Sfas Emes and was very excited about it.  He encouraged me to learn a ma'amar every week.  He was, in fact, the inspiration for this weekly blog.  And through the years since, he encouraged me to keep going.  Very recently even while in the midst of the pain that came with the cancer and the treatments, he sent me an email thanking me for the blog.

More than just the Sfas Emes, he opened my eyes and heart to Chassidic thought at a time when that was very important for me.

A very, very special soul, I will miss him dearly.

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