Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Disco Rabbi

What really boggles the mind is how certain insignificant videos go viral, while the inspirational variety are relegated to flail in Kansas-land as mere Dust in the Wind.

Recently, HaMavdil posted a video of a modern day miracle performed by Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, or as more popularly known, The Disco Rabbi.

I was privileged to meet him once, and I can testify to the fact that he is the real Mccoy. His love for all people shines through, as one need not subscribe to his brand or level of religiosity to be on the receiving end of his kindness.

Seven Hundred Paratroopers came under his spell in 2006 en-route to battle in Lebanon. All 700 returned home, complete. Not one casualty. Remarkable.

There is a famous story where he was engaging a wayward youth in conversation and he asked him what it would take to get him to become religious. The young man replied "a porsche". Indeed, The rabbi showed up at his house several days later with the car! See more stories here.

One thing that disturbs me is that when a person of importance passes on, the eulogies praise them to such an extent that one begins to wonder - If there are such amazing people on this earth, why do we only find out about them after they are gone? So please take the opportunity to watch the embedded video, and when in Israel, make it your business to visit Migdal HaEmek.


  1. beautiful post. shkoyakh and thanks for the honorable mention and than HKB"H for the honorable Mentchen.

    I wouldn't emphasize the miraculous survival rate aspect. To me that's neither here nor there. The greatest miracle present in the clip is the size to which one human heart can expand.

  2. Beautiful - thanks for posting


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