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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.

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.

About the Author: 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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Stories of the heroes of our Jewish nation are heartwarming, eye opening, encouraging, and sometimes even frightening. When we hear such stories, we salute those people (most of whom we have never met) for their courage and perseverance, but most of all for their commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people.

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