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Bochur’s Diary of Gimmel Tammuz

Zalmy Heber, a bochur at the time of Gimmel Tammuz 5754, shares his personal recollection of what transpired on that fateful day. Full Story

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To #21
June 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Same feelings.
Thank you for sharing

#20 Continued
June 18, 2018 1:55 am

My husband and I were both very moved. Thank you again for baring your personal memories to benefit the Klal.

Thank you
June 17, 2018 3:42 pm

I was born afterward and grew up hearing stories and accounts of ג תמוז but I never connected for the first time in my life I cried and feel it.

Thank you for sharing this
June 15, 2018 4:57 pm

Just printed it out to read and share with my family over Shabbos.

thank you!
June 14, 2018 4:20 pm

thank you for shearing such deep feelings it gave me a real chizuk! דברים היוצאים מהלב נכנסים אל הלב !

Thank you
June 14, 2018 9:08 am

ג’ תמוז has never before felt so real , thank ou r sharing

Thank you
June 13, 2018 11:57 pm

I will be having a very different Gimmel Tammuz. This made me cry.

No mention of Yechi
June 13, 2018 5:16 pm

Rabbi Heber forgot to mention when Zalman Lipskier said “Yechi Adonaynu” aloud three time and everyone in the Ohel – while sobbing – repeated after him….

Can't contain my tears.
June 13, 2018 4:52 pm

Thank you for sharing and giving me such a clear glimse into what it was like on gimmel tammuz.

Ad mosai!

Amazing recall
June 13, 2018 4:38 pm

You waited 24 years to share this? I too was there but did not jump into a moving car You are clearly a determined and capable young man and I thank you for telling us your recollections. Even though the memories are too terrible to hear
Mashiach now

Thank you for sharing
June 13, 2018 3:47 pm

May we be zoche to the hisgalus now, and Zalmy, I have no doubt that you will once again be right up there!

mind blowing
June 13, 2018 2:52 pm

Rabbi Z Heber was a shliach in Kingsley way yeshiva when I was a bochur, he lived the Rebbe day and night, I still remember many of the projects he did with us.

Moshiach now

To #9
June 13, 2018 9:48 am

The Mazkirus took it upon themselves to say Kaddish throughout the year and on each of the subsequent Yartzeits. May this year bring an end to any need for saying Kaddish!

Very Painful
June 13, 2018 7:48 am

As painful as it is we all are certain that ג’ תמוז יהפך לשמחה ולמועד כמו תשעה באב, אמן כן יהי רצון.

Made me cry
June 13, 2018 5:22 am

Wow well written. Moving. Did you say you saw the Rebbe after the histalkus? Who said Kaddish for the whole year?

well written
June 13, 2018 5:13 am

Well written.

something missing
June 13, 2018 5:05 am

we stood watching all through the night a large group singing and dancing yechi…. it was electric , we all thought moshiach had arrived , we were convinced moshiach was coming that night , i’m still convinced … something special happened no doubt , I did not cry , i rejoiced . I strongly believe the Rebbe MHM went on his next journey that night as Melech Hamoshiach ! Yechi Hamelech !

Well written.
June 13, 2018 2:36 am

Thanks you for sharing this even though it’s hard to share and hard to read.

Gimel tamuz
June 13, 2018 12:53 am

Thank you for sharing this with us!! Can’t stop crying.

Wow!
June 13, 2018 12:10 am

I’m speechless.

Levy
June 12, 2018 10:27 pm

I am sure that the feelings coming through the review of that unforgettable day are one hundred percent sincere and that alone should end this bitter GOLUS! AD MOSAI?!

"Sadly" only one word comes to mind...superb!!!!!!!
June 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Fantastically written took me 3 different days to read it (First got it in some WA group) just couldn’t read it all at one bc of how painfully written and described…..:(:(:( just for context I am 60…and was there at ohel as well but not inside …. but this kid Zalmy is something else…. AND has pics to back his claim ….(I came to NY in the mid 70’s so I remember him as a kid always there….first they lived in Moristown (he’s the sun of the Rosh Yeshivah Horav hagaon Shmulik Heber) where i was in yeshivah then. Moshiach… Read more »

Gimmel Tammuz
June 12, 2018 9:29 pm

I too recall that night. My husband and I were at the hospital when it all started to happen. It seems like yesterday and its all so clear to me.

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