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How Satmar Rebbe’s grandson became an IDF officer
Published: 09.11.17, 23:41
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1. Wow!
What an inspiration, and role model.
May you continue to excel to great heights!
2. How easy is to run away from your responsibilities
Joseph ,   USA   (11.10.17)
He is a coward that abandoned his wife and his daughter for a piece of land given to the Jews to do mitzvot. Mitzvot that he rejects. Does he disdains Shabbat as much as he disdain women in his life?
3. Wonderful story, touching and sad at the same time
Steve Benassi ,   Minneapolis USA   (11.10.17)
It is sad for two reasons.

One reason is that he left his daughter behind.

Second reason is that his family doesn't want to have anything to do with him.
4. Don't be too harsh on him.
BUILD BABY BUILD !!   (11.10.17)
He's called to a higher purpose.
He followed the Rabbi's advice got married and had a child.
As a good child (17) is still a minor he did what he was told until a certain point
and then had no real choice but to follow his heart.

We each have a purpose in life and sometimes even doing the best we can by others standards they aren't necessarily our own standards.
We raise children, keep the sabbath, pay the bills and sometimes find ourselves blinded by an unseen animosity and even revulsion from one we love.
Not always by our mate, it can be another relative
a sister, brother, a child or grandchild.

Only G-d knows why I doubt even we can fathom exactly why but, that dream of becoming a soldier came from a higher place and he will one day be singled out for his courage to go against tradition and seek to please his G-d in his own way.
Surely, he will find G-d again when tested in battle.
I pray he will reunite with his daughter.
The shame isn't all his.
Those keeping him from his daughter also bare some of the blame.

Who will risk their lives in order to listen to their hearts and leave all behind?
He did.
5. Mr
Ender Marc ,   Antwerp   (11.10.17)
interesting;should watch ONE OF US in netflix
6. courage
tonie movshowitz ,   Jerusalem Israel   (11.23.17)
Unfortunately your rabbi gave you the wrong advice.
after all you were still a kid .I think you had amazing courage to go for you dream. And you are right where there is a will there is a way Kol Hacavod
7. What an Inspirational Story
Eve Shaftel ,   Boca Raton   (11.24.17)
Amazing, amazing story. What an impressive guy. As an American lawyer, may I advise him that under the law he has the right to see his daughter.
8. Can't Agree -- It is So Inspirational
Eve Shaftel ,   Boca Raton   (11.24.17)
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