An Incredible Lesson I learned From Rav Pam

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Personal & From My Heart

Dear Reader,

We may not know each other by name but I feel that through articles and videos you’ve gotten to know a little about me and we’ve ignited a bond and friendship.

I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to you personally. Although, through a written medium, you cannot hear my voice or see my face, I hope you can feel the tone and tenor of my heartstrings and the depth of passion and emotion that resonates from my soul.

I will never forget when my Rebbi, Harav Pam, Zt”l, went on his deathbed to a Shuvu parlor meeting. He was transported on a stretcher, in an ambulance, with his last breaths, to beg and plead with his fellow Jews to save the Neshamos of unaffiliated Yidden in Eretz Yisroel. His clarion call was, “How can we say no? How can we stand idly by?”

Why did Rav Pam sacrifice so much? Why was he so driven? Because he said it is Pikuach Nefesh. Lives were at stake. Klal Yisroel’s eternity was on the line.

Do you see the photo below?

Not a single talmid in the photograph, all Jews from our neighborhood, was raised frum. Each and everyone could have easily, chas v’shalom, assimilated; their Neshamos destroyed forever. Do you fathom how many neshamalach and kinderlach Klal Yisroel would have lost? Instead, chasdei Hashem, they are immersed in a suyga learning Al Pi Kedusha v’Tahara.

Our community is blessed with vibrant Mosdos HaTorah and Yeshivos as well as

different organizations that address our physical needs and keep us safe, protect us from harm and save lives in danger. But there is only one community organization that  has spiritual oxygen tanks and defibrillators to revive those whose Neshamos are in peril, mamash saving Neshamos.

BJX (Brooklyn Jewish Xperience) is that organization.

BJX has also changed countless lives from the frum community, ensuring that people who are raised frum stay frum. Our inreach programs have returned Yiddishkeit to those that gave it up and have deepened the typical Yid’s  appreciation and love for Torah and Mitzvos.

BJX has been there for us. Now we need to be there for BJX. Lo Saamod Al Dam Rei’echo!

I beg you to please do everything you can to help BJX with its only fundraiser for the year. We desperately need EVERYONE to participate. On February 14th, any amount you contribute will be quadrupled. Please visit HELPBJX.com and pre-donate. Your contribution will become active on the day of the campaign.

With heartfelt gratitude and love for Klal Yisroel,

Yitzchok Fingerer




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