It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rebbetzin Raizel Wiesner (nee Zweibel) a”h, the Aishes Chaver of Harav Leib Wiesner zt”l. Rav Wiesner was an Alter Mirrer, who was a Rebbe in Yeshiva Torah V’Daas for many years.
The Levaya was held at Bais Tefilla in Monsey NY. The Aron was taken for Kevura in Eretz Yisroel. The Nifteres was laid to rest next to her husband on Har Hamenuchos, which is near the Kever of Harav Meir Shapiro zt”l.
Rebbetzin Wiesner grew up in Lantzut, and davened in the Shul where the Chozeh of Lublin once presided as Rav. He father was consider an Iiluyi and a massive Talmid Chochom, who very much desired that his daughter marries a Talmid Chochom. She spent the war years in Siberia together with her parents and two siblings. After liberation, she risked her life and returned to Lantzut to see if she could salvage anything of value, especially her mother’s precious Leichter and other Shabbos valuables which they had buried before they had left. Unfortunately, there were Goyim living in her parent’s house and to her utter dismay she couldn’t find anything. Being a business minded woman, she negotiated with those living there and actually sold them the house. She used the money to pay for her wedding.
From there, she went to France and served as a Madricha in a Kinderheim.
Upon her arrival on American shores, she wished to fulfill her father’s dream and marry a Talimd Chochom. A little while later, she was introduced to one of the outstanding Mirrer Talmidim who, in addition to being a Talmid Chochom himself, was also the Chavrusa of the Mirrer Mashgiach, Harav Chatzkel Levenstein zt”l.
After marriage, Rebbetzin Wiesner and her husband settled in East New York. Rav Wiesner learned in Bais Hatalmud for a number of years, during which time he served as Rav of the Bnei Yonah Shul. Later, Rav Wiesner returned to Bais Haltalmud to serve as Baal Teffilah of Musaf on Yomim Norayim for many, many years.
Rebbetzin Wiesner supported her husband’s learning and encouraged him to continue his Avodas Hashem in the most optimal way. She worked for many years as a bookkeep, where she was recognized for her honesty and her integrity. She word was considered gold.
The Wiesners shared their meager apartment with other families who needed shelter and their home was always open to those in need. They could always count on finding a listening ear in this home. She was a person that everybody connected to and they recognized her valuable practical advice.
Rebbetzin Wiesner was Zoche to see children and grandchildren Bnei Torah and Talmidei Chachomim. She turned 95 this past Shabbos.
Yehi zichra boruch.