It's truly very hard to write but I want to share lessons that I learned from my dear Chaver and classmate, Levi.
Three years ago I was in the process of purchasing a Chabad house and had to come up with a larger sum of money, after trying local avenues I realized that I must find out of town ways, so naturally I called Levi, that one phone call I will never forget, firstly he was ready to give me a Gmach for a very large sum of money even if he would need to get a loan from someone else and then he suggested that I go to a friend of ours whom I wasn't in touch with for a few years. However Levi naturally was one of the only one who kept in close contact with this friend who then supported Levi as well. When I was a bit hesitant to go to one of his supporters, Levi pushed me by saying: now YOU need the money, I will worry about myself when I need it... Not only that, he then guided me through exactly how to go ahead. I will always be grateful for this, as it had helped me a lot till this very day.
Levi was truly a friend that cared for others no matter of age or background and would always put himself aside when it came to helping someone. I was always amazed to see so many young youngerlight that were close Mushpaim of Levi. I will always remember how it was just a few weeks after I got married sitting by my parents for a shabbas meal when Levi and Miriam made a point to come by to visit. It is the small things where people would think a hundred times before doing but Levi knew that if it would make someone feel good, there was nothing to think about, rather just do it.
And Lastly, it was an Erev Yom tov this past Pesach when I drove out to visit Levi, spending some time with him and knowing his Matsav I was shocked to see the Koach and Bitochon that he had, something that has surly made a huge impact on myself. Then when I arrived back home Ncheyeh told me that levi called minutes before yom tov to make sure that I arrived on time, again the friend that cared.
It is very difficult to write, but I only hope and daven that Hashem should give koiach to his wife and kinderlach and the entire Mishpacha to continue Levi's life and we should be zoche to Vhekitsu Vranenu... Levi Bsochom