Mrs. Esther Segal a”h


candle[Update below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Esther Segal a”h, wife of the late Rabbi Zev Segal z”l and mother of Rabbi Chaim Nosson Segal of Torah Umesorah and noted radio personality Nachum Segal.

Mrs. Segal is remembered as a selfless, devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and a friend of so many.

Her husband R’ Zev, was born in Saratov, Russia, and moved to Eretz Yisroel as a toddler. By 1939, he had arrived on the shores of the United States, received semichah at the Skokie Yeshiva in Illinois, and served as a rabbi in Los Angeles. He later became the founding rabbi of the Young Israel of Newark and served there for thirty-three years, from 1945 to 1978. During this period, Rabbi Segal also served a three-year term as president of the Rabbinical Council of America, from 1968 to 1971.

Rabbi Segal passed away tragically at age 91 in 2008, having been found unresponsive in his car at the bottom of the Hackensack River after being reported missing a day earlier. He was traveling from an appearance on his son’s radio show to an appointment in Livingston, New Jersey.

Mrs. Segal is survived by her children, two daughters, Leah Aharonov and Penina Rabin, and her sons, Nachum Segal, Rabbi Chaim Nosson (Nate) Segal of Staten Island, and Rabbi Yigal Segal. She was predeceased by her son, Rabbi Moshe Segal.

The levayah will take place today at 3 p.m. at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 14th Avenue and 39th Street in Boro Park, Brooklyn.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

Update: The levayah in Eretz Yisroel will take place on Monday at 5 p.m. at the Sanhedria Cemetery in Yerushalayim.

R’ Chaim Nosson & R’ Nachum are sitting shivah until Friday at 2:00 p.m at 475 FDR Drive, Apt. L306. Shacharis at 8:00 a.m. and Mincha/Maariv at 7:40 p.m. Beginning Thursday from 5:00 p.m. through Friday 2:00 p.m., R’ Chaim Nosson will be sitting at Sheldrake Hills, Loch Sheldrake.

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  1. So sorry to hear of the petirah of your mother.May Hashem comfort you and your family and give you strength during this difficult time.May she be a melitz yosher for everybody.
    wishing you a lot of simchos in your lifetime.