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Stones as a cushion by Moishe Cohen

Stones as a cushion by Moishe Cohen

Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 1:41 pm

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Dear Friends,

Last weekend, I attended the international conference of Shluchim (Chabad emissaries-Rabbis).  This weekend was very special in many ways, from meeting old friends, to reuniting with family members, sharing experiences, learning from fellow friends, getting inspired and much more...

I'd like to share the most emotional moment of the conference for me and for many others who attended. It was at the Banquet, the only gathering where all of us came together in one room at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, which was transformed into a magnificent ballroom for the evening, since there was no hall in New York City big enough. Four thousand Rabbis and about 1,000 guests were weeping while listening to a Torah Thought from Moshe Cohen, a 10 year old boy from England, the oldest of five, who had lost his mother suddenly just 30 days before.

We weren't crying out of sadness or pity, we were shedding tears of deep memorial reaction to the pureness and innocence of a young child, whose faith and sense of purpose gives him the strength and encouragement to carry on and to continue to bring light to his surroundings. I think many of us wished that we could take home this conviction, to hold strong through the test and challenges of life.  This little child taught us all a great lesson.

Here you can see it for yourself:

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