Rebbetzin Rochel Ruth Blum a”h


candle-small4It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rebbetzin Rochel Ruth Blum a”h at the age of 99. Rebbetzin Blum was the wife of Rav Amram Blum zt”l, chief rabbi of Argentina. The Blums subsequently resided in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Rebbetzin passed away yesterday evening.

Rebbetzin Blum is survived by her children, Rav Menachem Blum of Brooklyn; Rav Yehudah Blum, rov of Khal Yereim in Cleveland; and Rebbetzin Wachtfogel, wife of Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of South Fallsburg.

The levaya was held last night, at midnight, at JFK Airport. The aron was accompanied by Rav Menachem Blum and Rebbetzin Wachtfogel. The levaya in Eretz Yisroel will take place at 9:30 p.m., at Shamgar, in route to Har Hazeisim for kevurah.

Rav Menachem Blum and Rebbetzin Wachtfogel will be sitting shivah in Yerushalayim until tomorrow morning and will then sit shivah in South Fallsburg, where the nifteres resided for the last ten years of her life.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

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