Rebbetzin Leba Esther Waxman a”h


It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Rebbetzin Leba Esther Waxman a”h. She was 91 years old.

Rebbetzin Waxman was a daughter of Reb Mordechai Bruks and grew up in Williamsburg.

She was the wife of Rav Hershel Waxman, rosh kollel of Beth Medrosh of Monsey. Throughout their married life, the rebbetzin was wholly devoted to her husband, allowing him to be involved in harbotzas haTorah and assisting in the running of his kollel.

Rebbetzin Waxman was an isha chashuvah in her own right. She possessed a special ayin tovah, always seeing the good in others and never uttering anything negative at any time. Her sterling middos tovos were a lesson to all who encountered her.

Rebbetzin Waxman is survived by her husband, Rav Hershel Waxman; their children, Rav Meshulam Zishe Waxman, Rav Reuven Pinchos Waxman, Mrs. Sima Greenes, Mrs. Charna Minzer and Mrs. Rivky Kutner. She was predeceased by her son, Rav Yechiel Meir Waxman zt”l. She also leaves behind her sisters, Rebbetzin Temi Kamenetsky, wife of Philadelphia rosh yeshiva Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, and Mrs. Hendel Nadoff.

The levayah will take place at noon at Beth Medrosh of Monsey, located at 3 Harvest Court in Monsey.

Shivah will take place at the Waxman home, located next door to Beth Medrosh of Monsey.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

Update: In Monsey, maspidim were Rav Moshe Green, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva D’Monsey; Rav Yosef Meir Kantor, rov of Agudas Yisroel of Monsey; Rav Dovid Schustal, rosh yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoah; Rav Sholom Kamenetsky, nephew and rosh yeshiva of Philadelphia Yeshiva; Rav Meshulam Zishe Waxman, son; Rav Reuven Pinchos Waxman, son; Rav Avrohom Dovid Waxman, grandson; Rav Dovid Weisberger, menahel at Yeshiva Bais Mikrah; and Rav Hershel Waxman.

In the airport, hespeidim were delivered by Rav Hershel Waxman; Rav Weissman; and Reb Avrohom Waxman, grandson.

In Eretz Yisroel, hespeidim were delivered at Yeshivas Kamenitz in Yerushalayim by Rav Yitzchok Scheiner, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Kamenitz; Rav Meshulam Zishe Waxman, son; and habochur Mordechai Waxman, grandson.

At the kevurah on Har Hamenuchos, divrei hesped were delivered by two grandsons, Feivish Waxman and Eli Greenes.



  1. OY. Our Manhig Hador Maran Rosh Yeshiva Horav Shmuel and now his Rebbetzin are both sitting Shiva for a sibling this week. How difficult a time it must be for them. HKBH should give them the koichos they need.


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