Hurricane Flooding Claims Life of Mrs. Leah Rivkah Stern a”h

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It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Leah Stern a”h, who passed away today after being trapped in the Valkyrie Motel, located in Fleishmanns, New York. Mrs. Stern, wife of Rav Meir Stern, of Williamsburg, was a sister-in-law of the Skulener Rebbe.

A search had been on for Mrs. Stern, who was missing after the motel was evacuated this morning due to tremendous flooding. She had called for help, and while her husband was able to escape the waters safely, she was not found until it was too late.

The evacuations in the area involved helicopters airlifting people from the area to dry land, while personnel on foot, including firefighters and police officers, searched for those who may have been stuck behind as the floodwaters rose.

The multi-hour effort to find Mrs. Stern ended with distraught searchers discovering that she had succumbed to the massive flooding.

Further info will be posted as it becomes available.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}

13 COMMENTS

  1. BD”E
    She was technically the wife (zivug sheini) of the Rebbe’s brother in law. She was also way over 70. She was a Holocaust Survivor.

  2. A message from Moishela
    A handicapped child
    Chof Daled Av 5771
    Aug 23 ‘11

    BS”D

    To all my American Landsmen

    Hello out there all of my American “landsmen!” Are you awake? Are you groggy from your sleep? Can I speak to you about serious things, or are you still sleeping deeply in your pajamas peacefully curled up under the cover not wanting to hear a thing? But I will scream in your ears and wake you up and force you to listen!

    You just had an earthquake over a huge area of the U.S.A. including Washington DC, New York City, Lakewood, Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland. Do you believe it? Have you ever heard of such a thing since the beginning of this century and before? What do you think it’s about? Are you going to say, “Oh, well there is a fault here so it could happen. Lets go back to sleep. Nothing really happened. Only some people got slightly injured and frightened but nothing happened. Good night we can go back to sleep.”?

    Fools, fools, you are going in the direction of oblivion, Chas Vesholom. Fools, don’t you see that Hashem is warning you? Boruch Hashem there were only slight injuries but it’s a warning. It’s a kindness to you, a warning that things are going to be much more difficult. Don’t you see that the world has changed and that your precious United States has become a dictatorship? Don’t you see that you are in danger?

    Fools! Hashem wants you to break away from the Egel HaZahav, from the false Yiddishkeit that you have created to serve your own needs, your own wants, your own lusts, not paying any attention to Ratzon Hashem. You’ve built a lie, my dear Frum, so-called Frum fellow Jews and now Hashem refuses to let you continue, because if you continue in that direction you will ruin all of creation, Chas Vesholom, and that cannot be.

    No matter how much money you have or how much power you think you have, Hashem is Hakol Yochol, Hakol Yochol do you hear? Not you, “Moishe Groiss” you are not Hakol Yochol. Hashem is Hakol Yochol!!! And He is going to destroy you if you don’t come back to Him. If you don’t go on the right path you Chas VeSholom could destroy creation and that can’t be. That can’t be.

    So I suggest my dear “Landsman” that you pick yourselves up throw out all the garbage that you collected, all the electronic toys, all the restaurants that you visit, all the gluttony, all of the lack of Kedusha, all of the terrible, terrible lapses in Taharas HaMishpocha, all the Loshon Horah all the Machlokes. Get rid of it all and come back to Hashem.

    This strong earthquake that shook up so much of Frum America is only a tickle and after that will come the really difficult times. And then don’t say, “But I did not know,” because it will be unacceptable.

    I just want to beg Klal Yisroel. Save yourselves! Save yourselves! I am not going to go into all the things that you must do, but one thing I will tell you Kedusha, Kedusha! You have lost your Kedusha, Am Yisroel in America and in Europe. Once you where so pristine, so Kodosh, but now you have become stained and dirty like the Goyim.

    Many homes do not keep Taharas HaMishpocha as it should be. Many terrible Aveiros are happening because of the Pritzus of the men and the women. Heterim are given out like lollypops. And people have no qualms about watching films, videos, etc. The time that’s wasted in stupid entertainment is immeasurable and your Jewish souls have become hard as rocks, have become hard like the Goyim.

    In Mitzrayim twenty percent, at the most, of the Yidden left Mitzrayim. Even though all Yidden were considered Frum keeping their language, their dress and their names. However like in Mitzrayim this is not enough. Besides the twenty percent that left, the rest of the Jewish population in Mitzrayim still worshipped the Egyptian gods and that’s what you are doing my dear American Landman.Today we Frum keep more or less our Jewish look our language and give Jewish names However you are worshipping the modern western American gods and if you don’t get rid of them, they will prevent you from reaching the Geulah, Chas Vesholom.

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  3. BDE May her neshama have an aliyah

    if we don’t do teshuva ASAP soon it will be too late FOR ANY OF US TO BE FOUND C”V

    START ASAP yom kippur kotton is tomorrow

  4. HOW MANY OF US TAKE INTROSPECTION IN WHAT IR MEANS O LIVE IN KEDUSHAH AND THE GREAT CHESED HASHEM DID FOR US WHEN HE T5OK US OUT.WE HAVE BECOME DESENSITIZED AS TO WHAT IT MEANS TO LIE WORRY FREE OF MONEY SND THE LIKE INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT MONEY AS A TOOL.TAKING PEOPLEFOR GRANTED, NOW V5THAT IS SINAS CHINAM.SFARADI OR CHASSID WE ARE ALL ONE NATION BROUGHT OUT FROM THE THE SURMISE OF MITZRAYIM TLO HAR SINAI WITH ONE PURPOSE .DOES A ANYONE SEE IT.
    DOES ANYONE KNOW THE MEANING OF AM SEGULAH .EVEN IF A JEW IS FAR AWAY THERE IS STILL A CHANCE THEY WILL COME BACK.FROM KRIYAS YAM SUF TILL SINAI IT WAS ALL BITACHON AND EMUNAH .IN THE ZECHUS OF MIDAS HACHESED WE LEFT MITZRAYIM .MAY IT BE HASHEMS WILL THAT WE REALIZE WHO WE REALLY ARE AND ALL COME OUT OF THIS NIGHTMARE OF GALUS ALIVE. WHERE 90 PERCENT OF JEWS DO NOT KNOW WHAT IT IS AND THOSE WHO DO BARELY KNOQW IT THEMSELVES. BSOROS TOVOS.

  5. Oy Vey!
    Mi Bamayim Umi Ba’eish… HaShem, please have rachmanus on us! Please!
    The Pasuk from Aicha, “Hashivaynu HaShem Aylecho V;nashuva!” If only You, HaShem, bring us to you, we WILL return! We’re so far removed, nebech on us!
    The Hayliger Rizhiner said in HIS dor, that is HaaShem waits any longer to bring Moshiach, there won’t be to whom to send him! And Now we;re 150 years later! Oh Gosh! I’m afraid to continue! Are we that dor/

  6. To “Moishela”
    It says about Yemois Hamoshiach “v’atem teluktu l’echod echod Bais Yisroel” and as Avremel Fried paraphrased it in his famous song: NO JEW WILL BE LEFT BEHIND! No one at all, not even those you are screaming at. Time to learn zchusim on Am Yisroel, including the frum oiolom having a picnic in the good old uSA. And fool yourself not, its the same in Bnei Brak and Yerushalayim.
    But, everyone has zchusim, and even poishei Yisroel are full of mitzvois k’rimon. So start looking with a rechte eig on your fellow Jews, and Hashem will judge you favorably as you judge your brethren.
    Anovim, heegeea zman Geulaschem! Moshiach NOW!

  7. The world renowned Rav efruyim shtern will not be sitting shivah as this was not his real mother . his mother passed away many years ago.when he was a bocher!may his father only know of simchos!

  8. Mrs. Leah Rivka Stern, a’h. May her family and all her loved ones be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalaim!

    Such a tragedy. May they know of no more sorrow!

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