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Hirsh, Necha, David, and Anna settled in the Snowdon/Cote Des Neiges Area of Montreal. Hirsh became a chazzan sheini at a local shul.

Hirsh merited seeing both his children get married in Montreal and had nachas witnessing three (of his nine) grandchildren growing up living a Jewish life. His fourth grandchild was born on the 7th of Nissan (a week before Pesach), 1979 – the same day Hirsh passed away. His fifth grandchild was born a few weeks later. That fifth grandchild is my sister. I had the great merit and honor of meeting Hirsh, who was my paternal grandfather.

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Hirsh lived his life setting an example of how we should all take pride in being Jewish. He was, is and always will be my hero – a true Jewish hero.

Michael Zobin lives in Montreal with his wife and three children and works for a customs brokerage firm. He attends Congregation Beth Israel Beth Aaron, where he is actively involved with the youth minyan.

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