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Mission of Love

Mission of Love

Friday, 10 February, 2012 - 2:31 pm

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Mendel Oberlander, 20, son of my Colleague, Chabad rabbi of Hungary, passed away this morning after fighting leukemia for more than half of his life.

Mendel was loved dearly by everyone who knew him. While going through great suffering and the most difficult times, he never lost his faith and smile.

Mendel loved the Mitzvah of Tefillin. Not only was he putting them on himself every day, but there was also another very special thing he used to do with them at every opportunity. In the short video clip below you can see Mendel in action. The film was taken in a camp of “Chai Lifeline” in the summer of 2010.

May the inspiration from this video be for his memory, and may his family not know any more sorrow.

 

 

Comments on: Mission of Love
2/10/2012

INNA wrote...

MENDEL WAS A HAPPY YOUNG MAN BECAUSE HE HAD A STRONG FAITH AND A CLEAR PURPOSE IN LIFE DESPITE SUFFERING FROM A DEBILITATING ILLNESS.
MAY HE BE AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL ON HOW TO RETAIN A POSITIVE OUTLOOK. MAY G-D HELP AND CONSOLE THE OBERLANDER FAMILY.
2/11/2012

andrew schoombie wrote...

a very brave and lovely young man. We should all delight in his message and his trust in life.
4/23/2012

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