BDE: Mrs. Rivka Weinberg, a”h.
We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Weinberg, 95, a longtime resident of Boro Park, where she raised a beautiful Torah family after surviving the war.
She was born in the town of Pshevorsk—small in size, but famed for the great Tzaddikim who resided there—and would always recall the Jewish life that thrived there before the war. Her parents were Reb Moshe and Shprintza Kupfer.
While her mother passed away before the war, her father would survive. She, along with her sister, were rescued through a child transport, and brought to Eretz Yisroel. Zionisy organizations in Eretz Yisroel sought to place her in secular settings, where she would have been robbed of her precious heritage—like they did to so many thousands of children during those times, R”l—but she resisted, and would go on to build a beautiful Torah home.
She met her husband, Reb Tzvi Mayer Weinberg, z”l, a native of Krakow. His father was the Gabbai in the Beis Medrash of Rav Shayala Tchechoiver, a son of the Divrei Chaim, and the Weinbergs would always treasure their connection to Bobov.
They married in Eretz Yisroel, and soon encountered the war of Independence in 1948. She later recalled the difficulties of enduring two wars within a few short years.
Eventually the Weinbergs came to America, settling in Crown Heights, and later Boro Park. The Weinbergs were related to the Dezher Rebbes, and often davened in Dezh, as well as in Bobov.
Throughout her life she did not cease expressing her gratitude for everything she had; from her harrowing survival as a young girl, to the incredible blessings that she saw in each and every one of her descendants. She appreciated deeply everything that Hashem gave her—as well as what others did for her— and never took anything for granted.
She davened incessantly, and took exceptional pride in her family—who are a great credit to her legacy.
The Levaya will take place 10:00 this morning at Shomrei Hadas.
Watch Live the Levya of Mrs. Rivka Weinberg, a”h.
Yehi Zichra Baruch.