BDE: Mrs. Malka Sprung, a”h
We regret to inform you of the petirah of Mrs. Malka Sprung, a”h, a longtime Boro Park resident. She was 78 years of age.
The nifteres was born in London to Reb Yaakov Tzvi Weiser, z”l, who was descended from the tzaddikim of Zidichoiv and Belz.
She was married to, ybl”ch, Reb Yitzchok, fondly known as “Reb Itche,” Sprung, one of Boro Park’s distinguished Belzer Chassidim, and a legendary Pre-1A Rebbi in Boro Park for close to fifty years, first in Stolin and later in Yeshiva Tiferes Elimelech. He still merited to be a chossid of the previous Belzer Ruv, Rav Aharon, zt”l, and is today one of the senior mashpi’im in the chassidus in America, as well as a major gabbai tzedakah who makes the rounds in Boro Park collecting for Yidden in need.
Mrs. Sprung stood by her husband in all of his avodas hakodesh with extraordinary dedication, and together they raised chashuve children who are a great credit to them.
The nifteres was a talented writer and poet who inspired countless people with her gifted pen.
Tragically, they suffered the loss of their son Rav Leibish, a prominent maggid shiur in Belz in Eretz Yisroel, a talmid chochom and chassidishe Yid, and last year, they were again stricken with the loss of their beloved daughter Temmy, a”h.
Throughout all of her life’s challenges, Mrs. Sprung retained a serene demeanor, looking out for the welfare of others. “She was a genuinely good person,” recalled a former neighbor. “When I was in Maimonides Hospital, she ensured that I would have visitors on a regular basis and was known to all as a person who brimmed with kindness.”
Mrs. Sprung passed away in the early hours of Sunday, and the Levaya took place outside the Belzer shtiebel on 18th Avenue, as well as outside Yeshiva Tiferes Elimelech, where hundreds of talmidim and rebbeim paid tribute to this isha chashuva who had such a vital part in their chinuch.
Yehi zichra baruch.