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    Broker
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    Please give a name of a personality (alive or deceased) who truly does/did inspire you.

    #847458

    BaalHabooze
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    I used to walk with Rabbi Avigdor Miller ZT”L. He was my inspiration, my mentor, my Rebbe, although I only knew him for a short little while. He literally was a walking sefer torah, a living mussar sefer, and the wisest man I ever knew. He had a clear concise answer to all my questions, and practiced everything he preached. His memory and teachings lives on

    #847459

    moi aussi
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    Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman of Migdal Ha’Emek, his Ahavas Yisrael is phenomenal.

    #847460

    ZeesKite
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    Again?

    As I wrote before – Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zatzal. He was so knowledgeable in all fields. All of Torah. All, like in “all”. Tanach, gemarah, medrashim, seforim… Sciences, world histories, secular writings.. All!

    What a personality!

    I remember thinking at one shiur, how we have to “chap arein”, to hear from such a (then) living Godol. His mussar. How he explained how things in the world work. How he interpreted modern day events with Torah eyes. A real inspiration.

    #847461

    Tora Yid
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    The Satmar Rebbe zt’l and Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach zt’l.

    #847462

    oomis
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    I hate to be really trite, but my mother O”H was my greatest role model, and regrettably I will never be able to fill her shoes properly. She was the most awesome lady I have ever known, and an incredible baalas chessed – definitely someone to emulate in all ways.

    #847463

    MiddlePath
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    My mom. She is an unbelievably special and amazing person, and I am extremely privileged to be her son.

    #847465

    kapusta
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    I don’t know if this fits exactly into the category of role model but if not it’s close enough. (There are others who I won’t mention now.)

    AYC, whos posts, IMO, had the perfect blend of humor, friendship, middos, a good word, good sense, practical advice, and some good old fashioned caring. AYC if you’re reading this and if I can have the chutzpah to say this, I so, so, wish you would come back.

    blabla, who’s nothing short of an amazing person and I’ve learned so much from.

    Thank you both.

    *kapusta*

    #847466

    popa_bar_abba
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    Me. I am my role model. I don’t care what anyone else did or could did. I only care what I do and could do.

    (I will need to do some serious trolling to make up for this comment.)

    #847467

    RedNails19
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    Probably our Gedolim from the past 100 years up until now- not that we would compare them to the Rishomin/Achromin/neiviem etc- but through the trials and issues of our times they still remained strong,good leaders to klal yisroel, THERE for us, treated each individual with respect W/O any ulterior motives, were sincere, and were of EMES.

    i find it hard to find such chachamim these days and actually make the time to listen and guide us.

    thats the role model i want to become- actually BE there for klal Yisroel, make the time, go out of my way, and be sincere about it-without ulterior motives (im not saying there r chachmim like that necc, but there r times when it seems that way).

    #847468

    Aishes Chayil
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    The previous Klausenberger Rebbe, Rav Yekusiel Yehuda Halberstam.

    Without a doubt, the most inspiring individual who gave such chizuk in the most painful period in our history.

    He lost 150 relatives, including 11 children during the Nazi Holocaust and continued being Mekadesh Shem Shomayim till the last day of his life.

    His biggest revenge on the Nazis, he said was whenever he married off a child or grandchild ( he remarried after the war).

    #847469

    optimusprime
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    Rav Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook (sorry couldn’t decide if this belonged in the controversial thread or not)

    #847470

    computer777
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    R’ Shalom Shwadron. I read the book: “Voice of Truth: The life and eloquence of Rabbi Sholom Schwadron, the unforgettable Maggid of Jerusalem”, a few times. An amazing inspiration.

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    SaysMe
    Member

    kapusta +1

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