The Man who Kept Shabbat in Siberia for 20 Years

The remarkable story of Eliezer Nanas.

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Comments (10)

(10) Anonymous, August 21, 2019 2:36 PM

What happened with the Girl?

Is anything known about whatever happened with the girl?

(9) Mendy Hecht, August 20, 2019 10:28 PM

Reb Lazer Nanes as he was called was a Lubavitcher Chassid. No wonder why he had so much mesiras nefesh. Doesn't hurt to mention where it comes from.

(8) Avrom Aaron levy, August 16, 2019 4:59 PM

wonderful story.

(7) Moshe Strugano, August 16, 2019 9:10 AM


Nice views. Thanks for sharing

(6) Ester Boskovitz, August 16, 2019 8:43 AM


Not every jew has this strength and belief

(5) Anonymous, August 16, 2019 2:06 AM

Incredibly moving

While one would like to think such things could not happen now, the rampant anti-Semitism infecting Europe and the Soviet Union make a strong argument that all Jews should leave these areas and go to Canada, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. They could find peace and safety in those countries.

(4) Howard, August 15, 2019 8:43 PM

Chabad Chasid

I knew Reb Laizer well, both from his visits to USA and visiting him in Jerusalem It would have been. NIce to add 5 words to his description, as this is how he defined himself and what he felt gave him the strength to endure “He was a Chabad Chasid”

(3) Barbara JABLON COHEN, August 15, 2019 8:32 PM

Thank you for this video, the book is a MUST READ!

Thank you for this moving tale about the incredible Emouna of Eliezer Nanas. I read his autobiography, SUBBOTA, a few years ago and I recommend it highly. One discovers in detail the treacherous reality of the Siberian goulag as well as the unwavering faith of this saintly man which allowed him to survive.
Shabbat shalom & kol touv!

(2) Aryeh, August 14, 2019 1:19 AM

I read his book in amazement

You must read the book. He almost starved to death but he refused to eat any leaven products throughout Passover. He even had to board with Nazis after WWII in in Siberia. Can you imagine? The man's determination and belief was incomprehensible.

(1) Laura, August 13, 2019 12:04 AM

Through tears of joy, I see the faith of Mr. Nanas shine so brightly.


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