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I was told by Gershy Moskowits that in addition to his family there was a very close ידיד and משפיע of Shragee ז”ל who lived very close by and who was very broken and deeply affected by the tragic event. A few of the people were going to visit him and I went along with them. We came in to the home of הרב אהרן מסרנו שליט”א, a real אדם חשוב who was so obviously connected to Shragee ז”ל. We sat with him for a while listening as he gently explained to us that the Shragee who we had known from his singing career had over the past few years grown into a giant in לימוד התורה, in גמילות חסדים, in מידות טובות, in עבודת השם… He then asked us to accept upon ourselves some new מצוה לעילוי נשמתו. Being that I remembered that even years ago, Shragee ז”ל had been extremely careful in שמירת הלשון, both Gershy and I would undertake to learn a daily Shiur in the Sefer written by the חפץ חיים with this name לעילוי נשמתו. never missing a day until we would be מסיים the Sefer. On our way out Gershy asked the Rav to give us lyrics on which I would then write a song בס”ד. The Rav promptly came up with these electrifying lyrics that laid out clearly what he was feeling at the time

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Avrumy Schwartz

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