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    ZionGate
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    Many years ago, a story about this man accompanied by his photo ran in the Yiddish weekly Algemeiner Journal.
    He was a Yerushalmi Yid who made a decision at some point in his life never to be speak again- hence the description, Shotek. According to the article, he refused to give a reason, but was a friendly to all.
    I had an Yerushalmi friend who knew of him, but other than that, I can’t find any info about him.
    Does anybody know who this mysterious man was?

    #1732912

    Joseph
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    We’re sworn to silence.

    Sorry.

    #1732971

    ZionGate
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    Shotek, meaning The Silent. If memory serves, he didn’t speak for 20 years till his passing, but greeted people with a smile and nod without saying a word.

    #1732969

    rational
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    Google it in Hebrew
    רבי נחמן שותק

    #1733006

    yesitsme
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    There are stories of “Shoiseks” in a lot of Yiddesher History.
    The renowned Chortkov Chassidus had 2 documented such people.

    There was Harav Nuchem Shoisek who lived in Chortkov and was part of the first Rebbes Admor Reb Dovid Moshe MiChortkov closest people. He only spoke in learning for the last 40 years of his life earning him this title.

    There was also Reb Yisroel Shoisek that lived in the times of the second Rebbe Admor Reb Yisroel and remained there after the Rebbe left to Vienna before the first World War.

    #1733038

    avreichamshlomo
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    Ive seen it brought down in sefarim that if someone does a taanis fibbur for 40 days, eliyahu hanavi will come to him. Maybe he wanted to live with constant gilui eliyahu hanavi. Im sure he learned torah out loud though.

    #1733044

    ZionGate
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    Thanks , rational, I found it.. R’ Nachman Helman
    Joseph @yesitsme, I know about your SHOISEKS and wasn’t interested in them at this time, TODAH RABAH .

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