Shluchim Harness HONY Facebook Post to Inspire

After Leibel Ferris, son of Shluchim in Berkeley, California, was featured on ‘Humans of New York’ along with his parents ‘interesting’ background, 157,358 people ‘liked’ the post and created an interest in the word ‘Hassid’ and as result exposed thousands to Chabad.

Laibel was featured on Humans of New York while walking on President Street in Crown Heights. Brandon Stanton, founder and photographer of HONY, followed his traditional style of engaging random strangers and gleaning an interesting tidbit about them in a short period of time.

Stanton summarized their encounter with a brief synopsis about how Ferris’s parents met; “My grandparents aren’t religious at all. They told my mother: ‘You can bring home a white man, a black man, an asian man, or a hispanic man. Just please don’t bring home a Chassid. So she brought home a Chassid.”

His father Rabbi Yehuda Ferris, who was recently named one of ’Americas Most Inspiring Rabbis’, told CrownHeights.info that the HONY post “made “Chassid” the most trended word on Google! A corresponding jump in the search under “Chabad.org” was also found.”

“My grandparents aren’t religious at all. They told my mother: ‘You can bring home a white man, a black man, an asian…

Posted by Humans of New York on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

4 Comments

  • 1. facts wrote:

    HONY is a anti semite

    He went to iran for over a month to try and show the world how good iran is he spent a few days in isarel taking photos of Palestinians “suffering”

    he also deletes comments that are pro jews and israel while leaving the ones that are anti israel and anti jewish ones

    obviously like any other politician he will put a jewish person once in a while to try and prove he is a friend of all just so he can make more money but if you follow him closely you can see his true intentions and what he really thinks

  • 4. To Number 1 wrote:

    What utter nonsense you speak…he is an extremely respectful, considerate and genuine person and is nothing like what you accuse me of. Yes he visited the Middle East and Israel and no he didn’t paint Israel as oppressors.

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