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December 28, 2010

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Yochanan Lavie

Baruch Dayan ha Emet. I met him once, in the 1980's. He was very down to earth and humble for such a great man. This is a loss to klall Yisrael.

ruthie

i'm so sorry. a great man.

Dave

Baruch Dayan ha Emet.

corn popper

Shmarya,
The opening line should probably read, who may have "done" more.

corn popper

Boruch Dayan HaEmes!
Klal Yisroel has lost a true Godol!
May The Almighty bring comfort to all who mourn.

Shmarya

Yeah, you're right. Thanks for telling me.

Menachem Mendel lll

Mr. Rosenberg,

Sorry for your loss.

Thank you for sharing your story and educating me about of this courageous man.

May his memory live on forever.

Yochanan Lavie

Funeral for a friend 2010 (apologies to Elton John):

The roses in the window box
Have had their course run,
Everything about this life
Was born for tikkun olam.

It doesn't seem so long ago
To this very day
You saved your nation,
If we don't keep the peace,
I can't face another day.

Chorus:
And love lies bleeding in my heart,
It kills me to think that you did so soon depart.
You were saving fellow Jews and I was just a fan,
But Africa couldn't hold you
It's not the Holy Land.
Love lies bleeding in my hands.

I wonder if your courage
Has left a scar on you,
Like all the burning hoops of fire
That your fellow Jews passed through.

You're a beacon in the darkest night
I hope you're happy now,
Well if the real Moshiach comes down, man
You'll make it back somehow.

Repeat chorus

Menachem Mendel lll

Yochanan,

Once again you have reduced me to tears.

Would it be asking to much if you could dedicate (in your patented and trademarked style) another Sir Elton classic...Candle In The Wind Princess Diane version to this great man.

Rochel

You're very talented Yochanan. It's a beautiful rendition of a beautiful song. Thank you.

It is so nice to read about such a noble man amidst the other unfortunate happenings we read about.

Maskil

ברוך דין האמת, יהא זכרו ברוך

Yochanan Lavie

Thanks MM3, Rochel. MM3: I'll consider your request.

Josh

Anything you allege was said by Rabbi's Feinstein and Dworkin are suspect. In particular since they are quoted to support your agenda. Sorry Scott, due to your obvious bias, you need to bring in unbiased third party testimony to confirm anything that you said they said.

Shmarya

Anything you allege was said by Rabbi's Feinstein and Dworkin are suspect. In particular since they are quoted to support your agenda. Sorry Scott, due to your obvious bias, you need to bring in unbiased third party testimony to confirm anything that you said they said.

Posted by: Josh | December 28, 2010 at 02:56 PM

How true. Lets all ignore 26 years of me telling exactly the same story, and of Rav Moshe's family knowing it, and Rav Dworkin's gabbai and many Chabadniks knowing it.

And on top of that, lets give extra weight to anonymous Chabad trolls on Internet websites whose agenda rarely coincides with the truth.

[/end sarcasm]

Yochanan Lavie

For MM3:

Goodbye Baruch T.
Though I hardly knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you strove
They crawled out of oppression
And through the desert made their way
They set you on to history
And that's how you made your name

Chorus:
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a beacon in the dark
Ever knowing where to illuminate
When the oppression was stark
And I would have liked to know you
But I was just a kid
Your beacon served its purpose before
Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough
The toughest role you ever played
Politics made you go too far
And pain was the price you paid
Even when you died
All the racists still hounded you
All the bloggers had to say
Was that Baruch was a righteous dude

Chorus

Goodbye Baruch T.
Though I hardly knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those around you crawled
Goodbye Baruch T.
From the grateful Jews of Africa
Who see you as something more than spiritual
More than just a shliach aliya

Chorus

Your beacon served its purpose before
Your legend ever did

jay

YL,that was absolutely beautiful.
You are far more then just a satirist.
You are an artist

Yochanan Lavie

Thanks, Jay.

state of disgust

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Menachem Mendel lll

Yochanan Lavie,

You're scholar, gentleman and R-teest!

I owe you one.

YbM

Boruch Dayan HaEmet!

Yochanan Lavie

Thanks, MM3.

Adam Neira

To Shmarya,

I tried sending you a private message to the comcast address but it bounced back.
Do you have an alternative e-mail ?

Adam Neira

Prayers for Baruch Dayan ha Emet. A righteous man passes.

P.S. Right now in Melbourne on News Radio the Australian cricket team is about lose the Ashes to the English enemy. The Barmy Army is singing William Blake's "Jerusalem". I love how the world is so interconnected at the moment.

Yechiel

Yeah yeah the Falashes blah blah. Here we go again.
Probably a great man and his loss should be mourned. I'm not sure what my feelings will be when Shmarya goes on to a better place after 120...

Office of the Chief Rabbi

ברוך דין האמת


Fine, fine work YL.

YC

My condolences for the loss of your dear friend, Shmarya. May his memory be a blessing.

Yochanan Lavie

Thanks, OCR.

PishPosh

A Rachmano on us all when a Gibor in Israel passes.

abby

RIP, i do not know how many people like him will be in the future!very sad!

ah-pee-chorus

that there are real heroes like baruch who live in relative anonymity in israel, and are mostly unknown to diaspora jews, is testament to a country filled with and built by so many unknown heroes. but if saving a single jew is tantamount to saving the world, why is he not a hero to kids in yeshivas? you can learn a lot about a society by seeing who their heroes are. it seems the haredi world values reading old books more than giving life to countless future generations.
i'm sorry to admit i didnt know of mr. tagnene before this, and thank shmarya for the education. of baruch one can surely say, he left the world a better place for him having lived there. goodbye brother.

ah-pee-chorus

sorry, s/b mr. tegegne.

YL- thanks for the 2 beautiful,moving tributes.

Yochanan Lavie

Thanks, APC.

PishPosh

"that there are real heroes like baruch who live in relative anonymity in israel, and are mostly unknown to diaspora jews, is testament to a country filled with and built by so many unknown heroes. but if saving a single jew is tantamount to saving the world, why is he not a hero to kids in yeshivas?"

Ah Pee Chorus I agree with you so much on your observation. I just ordered Baruchs book after reading about him here. I want my daughter to read it after Im done. She needs to know that not only are there are courageous and brave Jews out there, which she is already aware of but even among our brave ones, there are many that break the mold like Baruch did. At least by the fact that as you say that such heroes can live so unassumingly amongst their peers, that Im starting to understand that the Moshiach can be such a person like Baruch was. Unknown, not adored or worshipped, yet there making a difference all the same.

Lehit PishPosh

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