There were all kinds – litvish, chassidish, the daughters of roshei yeshiva and girls who weren’t even shomer Shabbos. Rebbetzin Kaplan took them all in
Today I got up from sitting shiva for my beloved mother, Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis. I looked for her but her chair was empty. The pain is raw. Where is my beautiful Ema?
Her soaring insight, creativity, and erudition drew untold numbers to her message.
One Shavuos, the people of Slutzk walked their beloved rav home and ate with gusto the foods that the rebbetzin had cooked. When they had finished they waited for the customary divrei Torah.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, pioneer in Jewish outreach, founder of the international Hineni organization, and Jewish Press columnist for more than fifty years, passed away Tuesday at the age of 80.
Refuah Shelaima to Esther Bat Miriam.
To add to her distress, this close friend has a lifetime history of complications in her relationship with her mother, her only living parent. Thus, she struggles without the benefit of family support.
"I very quickly abandoned the ambition to achieve only rabbinic expertise, and moved on to the more important initiative of promoting you as creative scholars, with integrity, sensitivity and courage."
Rebbetzin, I have seen families where cousins, aunts and uncles are not even invited to one another’s weddings.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/interviews-and-profiles/vichna-kaplan-americas-bais-yaakov-pioneer-an-interview-with-rebbetzin-danielle-leibowitz/2016/10/13/
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