Last year I wrote and article about Rabbi Levi, OBM, He and his wife unknowingly left a big impression on me and my search for truth. Their Shlichus helped me tremendously in staying connected to Torah and mitzvoth. You see, I moved to Crown Heights to become observant and shortly thereafter I became unable to move. I had plans to go to Machon Chana and learn Torah but instead I spent the whole year in bed unable to move. I questioned why would Hashem do this to me? Since Levi’s passing, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't reflect on his life. Judaism and Shlichus serving Hashem being a soldier for the Rebbe, being a mentch with good midos first---has become much clearer to me. Every day I take a deeper look at his Shluchis, his life with Miriam and their children and grow great strength, B”H. Levi’s shlichus has become my spiritual barometer. Memories of his family life and role as a Shaliach reinforce my desire to grow spiritually. I only was with them in their home all but a few times but I was quick to observe and take a permanent snapshot of Miriam's role as a wonderful Tznusdik thoughtful and Aidel wife and mother and Levi was the mirror of that image as father, husband, son and Shliach (the only roles I saw him in).
As his passing is creeping up on a year I am making a Hachlata to remember him and in his merit continue to explore finding ways to honor him.
This Saturday night Levi, I hope you are not offended, Chas V'shalom, or any of your family members, we are undertaking introducing the Rebbe's chassidim to the possibility of a cure to disease. It is true people have been cured and if it means that it might offend some, I think you would have said, " go for it," that's just the type of person you are. So, in your honor and I have so much kovod for the warrior you were and are, were going to hopefully enlighten some people and maybe help save some lives. I'll hopefully have the courage to address you there and relay to those that didn't know you how truly remarkable your shlichus was and still is to me and my world (which now, B"H, includes our miracle baby Yisroel Zvi Hirsch. I wrote on the blog but this is really a letter to you, Levi, as I know you are very much alive in spirit bc you have been guiding me. It was a tough year for us all. I pray that Hashem continue to give your wife and children unlimited strength, see you soon with the coming of Moshiach, Now!