It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rebbetzin Chana Devora Greineman a”h. She was 93 years old.
Rebbetzin Greinman was a daughter Rav Yisroel Shalom and Rebbetzin Chaya Malka Luria. She was the wife of Rav Chaim Shaul Greineman.
Rav Greinemann was born in Vilna, Lithuania, to Rav Shmuel and Rebbetzin Tzivya Greinemann. Rebbetzin Tzivya was a daughter of Rav Shmaryahu Yosef Karelitz and a sister of the Chazon Ish. Thus, Rav Greinemann was a nephew of the Chazon Ish.
After learning at Yeshiva Tiferes Tzion and in Lomza, Rav Greinemann learned in Chevron. In the late 1940s, Rav Greinemann married Rebbetzin Chanah Devora. Their mesader kiddushin was Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer.
Rav Greinemann was renowned for his Talmudic genius and his wide-ranging yedios in Torah. His seforim, simply titled “Chiddushim U’biurim,” are studied by bnei Torah cross the globe who benefit from his peirush and chiddushim on masechtos of Shas. His expertise in p’sak was often tapped into by those seeking halachic guidance. Rav Greinemann was a primary source of the p’sakim of his illustrious uncle, the Chazon Ish.
Rav Greinemann spent his life immersed in Torah study, while simultaneously guiding and leading various mosdos and mekomos haTorah, including Talmud Torah Ohr Zarei’ach, Yeshiva Tehillas Shlomo and Yeshiva Mishkan Hatorah.
The Rebbetzin stood be her husband during their many decades of marriage, allowing him to learn and teach Torah.
The Rebbetzin is survived by sixteen children, twelve sons and four daughters, as well as many ainiklach and ur-ainiklach.
The levayah was held at the Greinmann home and the rebbetzin was interred near her husband.
Yehi zichrah boruch.