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It Was a Different City

New York City in the Days Following 9-11

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It Was a Different City: New York City in the Days Following 9-11

Col. Goldstein recalls the incredible feeling of unity that was felt in New York City during the days following the attack.
Goldstein, Chaplain Jacob, September 11

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Cary Tamler Jamaica Estates, New York September 13, 2011

Shofar Blasts and Hallowed Dust What a tremendous testimony and tribute to the Jews of the city and nation and to our sacred tradition that Colonel Rabbi Goldstein served with such distinction, humility, and respect all those who were murdered and all who survived the tragic events of 9-11. I was at the emergency operations center for the duration of the rescue and recovery efforts and had I known that such a special soul was watching over us at ground zero I would have sought him out for his blessing and embrace. The video presentation is filled with vivid anecdotes – reconciling the dissonance of holocaust coping with walking in tower dust, the vindication of a soldier’s personal parade, the altruism of a practicing Jew who remained behind to help another, a prayer bestowed upon President Bush, shofar blasts amongst the rubble, a mobile sukkah, and the overwhelming emotion of uttering the kaddish, and so much more. My own experience of the events has been uplifted by this important Chabad presentation. Thank you! Reply

Suzanne Rumbaugh North Augusta, SC September 11, 2011

9/11 reflections by Col, Goldstein Thank you Rabbi for your memories of those events and people that were so much stronger than the horror of that day. Thank you, for your service and for your prayers and care for those that were struggling to make sense of these events. No matter what we think now there was a blessed unity during that time that we have since forgotten. May The Lord of Abraham, Issac and Jacob bless and keep you and those who serve to protect and defend this nation,
And thank you Chabad for sharing this with us.. Reply


i was at home when the airplanes crushed I want to say thank you to the rabbi for praying for the peoples who was inside the twin towers on September 11th and I also want to thank the rabbi for praying for the families who lost loved ones and friends on September 11th and I continue praying for the people of New York City, and yes New York City was a different city that day.. It was sad and a bad day too...when the airplanes crushed into the Twin Towers with the bad men on those airplanes...too. And I will keep the people in New York City in my prayers always. G-d bless you rabbi and g-d bless all of ya. Thank you so very much. Reply