Mrs. Faiga Esther Finkel a”h


candle-small6It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Faiga Esther Finkel a”h, who passed away on Shabbos in Eretz Yisroel. She was 75.

An air raid siren went off at about 7 p.m. on Shabbos afternoon due to an impending rocket attack and Mrs. Finkel suffered a heart attack apparently due to immense fear she experienced. Magein Dovid Adom paramedics arrived and attempted to resuscitate her. She passed away shortly thereafter.

Mrs. Finkel was the wife of Rav Yitzchok Finkel, veteran mechanech who served for many decades as the menahel of the yeshiva ketana of Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Brooklyn, NY. Rav Yitzchok had been davening Minchah at the time of the incident.

Mrs. Finkel was a daughter of Rav Yosef Dovid Epstein zt”l, respected member of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Europe. She was a sister of Rav Chaim Epstein, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Meilich in Brooklyn, NY.

Mrs. Finkel resided on 58th Street in Boro Park, Brooklyn, and had been on a visit to Eretz Yisroel, where she had been spending Shabbos with family in Yerushalayim.

She was well known for her many acts of chesed, including serving as the devoted head of Ezer Halbashah, which provides clothing for those in need overseas.

The levaya was held at the Shamgar Bais Halevayos in Yerushalayim, followed by kevurah on Har Hazeisim.

Mrs. Finkel is survived by her husband, Rav Yitzchok, as well as their four children and many grandchildren.

The family will be sitting shivah today until 4:30 p.m. at the Orlansky home at 4 Rechov Menachem Meishiv in Yerushalayim.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. This was down the street from me and I remember at around 7:15 pm seeing all the cars speeding in her direction. Very sad.

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  3. BDE

    very sad & great loss to all of us.

    was hoping this war could perhaps bring us together to a time of teshuva & achdus to bring us to return to Hashem.

    will it accomplish its mission or will this gaza war be in vain & not help it bring us closer to mashiach through achdus & teshuva as a nation together?

    May her neshama have an aliya & may we lose no more yidden in war or anytime

  4. She was a great tzadakis and tzanua. She davened in the Lakewood minyan on the Yamim Noraim where her husband Horav Yitzchak is the makrih for the tekios. It is very painful that this great isha from such an illustrious family of talmidei chachamim and tzadikim would be a korbon for klal yisroel during these trying times. Tzar li Me’od Me’od.