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“Seasons”: The Bostoner Rebbetzin Reflects on the First yahrtzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak HaLevi Horowitz

Rebbetzin Y.F. Horowitz, as told to Ashira Morgenstern

For over seven decades the Bostoner Rebbe touched the lives of thousands of Jews from every stream of society. One year after his petirah Family First brings you the personal memories of his rebbetzin.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

With a heart still heavy with the pain of our tremendous loss, I would like to reach out to all the loving members of our family and to Klal Yisrael, for how can we be comforted when this tzaddik, a pillar of Torah and kind deeds, has been taken from us? We can only trust that Hashem’s power to console is vast, far beyond human comprehension, and we may also praise and thank Hashem for allowing us the privilege of being near this righteous, wise, and profoundly caring gadol b’Yisrael, known and beloved worldwide as, simply, “The Bostoner Rebbe.”

His life has been so thoroughly documented that it is unnecessary for me to write in an authoritative way. I was simply grateful for the opportunity to stand at his side through his final years, learning so much from him day by day. His warm smile never failed to bring a smile in return. The kindness in his radiant face, his expressive, gentle demeanor, his quietly spoken words and compassionate ways filled with the light of Torah — he was a true melech (king), who always conducted himself like a true malach (angel). There was so much we received from him, and therefore so much for us to always remember.

 

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