Feb 13, 2018
Birthday Gift for Rabbi Yitzi

In honor of the upcoming 46th birthday of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, a worldwide project encouraging others to put on Tefillin has been launched.

This coming Shabbos, Beis Adar, marks the 46th birthday of our fellow chasid, Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, .

We surely need not tell you about the towering example Yitzi has shown us, and so many countless other Yidden around the world!

Yitzi literally radiates the Rebbes shlichus with every fiber of his being and inspires so many with simchah and emunah and bitachon, teaching everyone how to get in touch with our neshamah, how to be happy with what we have, how the Aibershter gives us the ability to overcome extraordinary odds, and so much more!

Through his writings on Chabad.org, his musical compositions, his heartfelt advice columns, and much, much more, he has breathed new life into so many, despite facing unimaginable personal adversity and challenge (may the Aibershter send him a NOW!).

For this amazing shliach, mentor and brother, a group of bochurim initiated an extraordinary birthday present to be delivered this week:

#TefillinForYitzi encourages anash worldwide to put special emphasis throughout this week to encouraging others to put on Tefillin to go the extra mile to find new people, and especially to convince people who are often reticent to put on tefillin to do actually do so now in honor of this extraordinary colleague and brother for whom this is the greatest present in the world!

This can be a true catalyst for many: How can they resist bringing joy to such a person who still keeps thinking only about the spiritual benefit of others?!

We might be able to also graduate some of our periodic Tefillin-layers to purchase tefillin and begin putting on daily for the rabbi who is unable to on his own.

Dear friend/brother/sister, will you please join in this campaign??

Together we can surely get many thousands of new people to put on tefillin!

To reiterate: This is 1. good ol foundational Mivtza Tefillin of the Rebbe, with 2. the additional impetus of Yitzis birthday to help propel it forward, and, it also to teach people about 3. how we celebrate a birthday standing only four weeks away from marking 30 years since the Rebbe launched Mivtza Yom Huledes in honor of the Rebbetzins birthday!

Yitzi has always demonstrated a HUGE passion for Mivtza Tefillin; the stories are endless (including a very large group of his local people who bought and committed to put on Tefillin in his zechus when he became ill, and more). Today he cannot actually go out and put on Tefillin with others as he used to do (and though he is unable to put on Tefillin himself, he makes sure have Tefillin put on him daily) Let's do it for him!

Lets do this!


Now, to help people feel even more tangibly that theyve actually "given Yitzi the gift," small signs have been designed proclaiming TefillinForYitzi. They can be printed out, and each person can take a selfie while wearing their Tefillin and holding this little sign, and then:

1. post it on social media with the hashtags of #TefillinForYitzi and #ShineALittleLight, and

2. send it to the email or phone numbers (which will also be on the back of the signs):
Email: TefillinForYitzi@gmail.com

WhatsApp: 323-736-7812

(Non-WhatsApp) Text: 770-810-5134
for collection and presentation to Yitzi.

Please take a minute to reflect: What an unbelievable way for us to poshut be mechayeh and give back to our fellow chasid -- and to his incredible family in the greatest possible way, and in doing so also be mekayem and mechazek the Rebbes foundational mivtzoim!

And what kind of extraordinary and compounded nachas will the ahavas achim we all demonstrate bring to the Rebbe!

On www.TefillinForYitzi.com you can download pdfs of posters to hang in Anash shuls and to hang in yeshivos, as well as the mini-signs for pictures.
We are told that Chabad.org will be publishing a news story.
Heres a newly-formed WhatsApp group dedicated to this campaign for Shluchim and Anash. Please send your number to 323-736-7812 to be added to the group.
THIS CAMPAIGN IS VERY DEPENDENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA both to recruit our own Anash and ourselves, as well as to encourage our Tefillin clients in large numbers!

Therefore, please:

a. send out a brief video of yourself encouraging this to your friends and community,

b. recruit any and all people of influence upon whom you have hashpaah to do the same,

c. and send copies of these also to the various addresses and groups mentioned above, so others can make use of them, too.

Yehi ratzon that through this amazing mitzvah we will merit to a full refuah shleimah for our fellow Shliach Yosef Yitzchok ben Brachah and to the ultimate refuah for the world, the coming of Moshiach teikaf umiyad mamash!!

The TefillinForYitzi Campaign

P.S. -- After much of this has been into motion, we finally brought the plan to Yitzi, who demonstrated extraordinary happiness and excitement! CHEVRAH, LETS MAKE THIS HAPPEN WITH UNPRECEDENTED NUMBERS!!!

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Opinions and Comments
Wow!!! This is beautiful!!!
(2/13/2018 4:48:40 PM)
Happy birthday yitzi!
All the brochos! Gezunt broishom! Together with moshiach ASAP!
(2/13/2018 4:53:21 PM)
It's amazing to see the dedication that the buchrim and chasidim are putting in to this project
Thank you
Yitzi should have a complete refua shlima!!
(2/13/2018 4:55:23 PM)
Rabbi yitzi
As a shliach in yoec. Able to see Rabbi Yitzi on a first hand basis. Hes an Inspiration to me on a daily basis his postivety is just amazing.
(2/13/2018 4:57:41 PM)
Ker a velt
This an amazing mivtzah. A special shout out to Leaible Shmotkin for arranging this!!!
(2/13/2018 5:06:00 PM)
bochurim these days are INCREDIBLE!!!
you guys are amazing!!!!
giving the rebbe so much nachas!!!!
(2/13/2018 5:07:35 PM)
What A Sadik
When I see this video, my heart breaks and I don't have the ability to watch. As I listen to the words, so beautiful what a man. His energy is only positive.
In the merit of this campaign, may Moshiach come right this moment. Amen !!!!
May Hashem shine upon him and
Klal Yisrael with health safety and haslacha
Thank you Eliezer Eckstein once again for opening my eyes and may Hashem have mercy.
(2/13/2018 5:09:50 PM)
Wow! This is so beautiful!!!
(2/13/2018 5:13:05 PM)
For Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Ben Brocho
Thank you all for the great Mitzvos you are doing on behalf of Yosef Yitzchok Ben Brocho. Mi KeAmcho Yisroel just in the merit of this great Ahavas Yisroel please HASHEM send Moshiach Now we need him.
(2/13/2018 5:23:34 PM)
to #5
And Mendy Bee
(2/13/2018 5:26:20 PM)
This is truly unbeleivable!!!!

This will Mamush Heal Him Bez"h
(2/13/2018 5:26:56 PM)
Essence is the only thing that could make anything like this project happen. What these bochurim are doing is so incredible.
Yashar koach!
(2/13/2018 5:43:31 PM)
Great job!
Go Reggie your an inspiration to us all
Happy birthday yitzi
(2/13/2018 5:50:22 PM)
(2/13/2018 8:37:05 PM)
Yasher Koach
It's so beautiful to see bochurim and anash unite together for such an amazing cause.
(2/13/2018 9:18:29 PM)
such a moredike inyan
yasher koach buchrim! you guys litterly have the power to bring so much light to the world!
(2/13/2018 9:26:54 PM)
Koch, Mamush A Koch.
On This Merit, May Yitzi Have A Speedy Recovery.
No longer should we have any of these problems.
IMY"H With The Coming Of Moshiach.
Ker A Velt Heint Today!!!
Over And Over Again Rabbi Yitzi Has Brought Light.
Very Soon We Will See Rabbi Yitzi Dancing With Us.
(2/13/2018 9:33:36 PM)
Legendary Chassid
There are no words to explain the impact this man has had on the lives of many. He has singlehandedly proven to the world that the constraints of nature have no bearing on the Jewish soul. He has defied the norm in all ways. Everyday we should thank Hashem for the blessing he has given to the entire Jewish people. Thank you for changing the world and happy birthday. For many more years of inspiration.

We want Moshiach NOW!
(2/13/2018 9:42:06 PM)
Thank you to leibel shmotkin for arranging this amazing campaign!.
May yitzi have a .
(2/13/2018 9:44:13 PM)
This is amazing !!!!!
Thank you laibel Shmotkin for arranging this it's so beautiful to see how much rabbi yitzi loves and appreciates this and it's great to be able to pay him back for all the inspiration he gives everyone else and hopefully through this he will have a complete refuah shlaima with the coming of moshiach
(2/13/2018 9:53:14 PM)
Really special
Has to be with the full shturem.
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(2/13/2018 10:40:22 PM)
Let's get involved
As a member of the lubavitch community, I'm going to spend a whole friday getting yiden to put on tefillin in Yitzi's honor with the #tefillinforyitzi card! We all have to take part in this present from lubavitch!!!
(2/14/2018 5:24:18 AM)
We All Love You!
I Was A Classmate Of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, And I Can't Wait For The Day We Will Sing And Dance Together With Yitzi With The Coming Of Moshiach RIGHT NOW!!
(2/15/2018 3:20:04 AM)
Moshiachs coming
With such a campaign filled with the rebbes mivtzoim, in such a good zechus, moshiach is forsure coming!!!
(2/15/2018 4:51:44 AM)
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