Today: Hachnosas Sefer Torah to Mark First Yahrtzeit of Malky Hirth a”h


It’s been a year since the passing of Ruchama Malka Hirth a”h, who was just seven years old. Malky was a daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Fishel Hirth of Lakewood and a granddaughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Mordechai Hirth of Brooklyn and Rav Abba zt”l and Rebbetzin Gorelick of South Fallsburg, NY.

Malky battled leukemia for most of her life. A most special neshamah, at a young age she taught others by example how to live – how to really live – a life of emunah. For many years, thousands of Yidden all over the globe davened for Ruchama Malka Breindel bas Shaina Shifra. Malky, in a recording that was widely disseminated, told Klal Yisroel, “The gates of tears are never closed,” urging them to keep up their tefillos and tears on her behalf.

On the 19th of Shevat last year, when she was only 7 years old, Malky’s neshamah ascended to Shomayim , pure and unsullied, beautified by the wonderful middos and kindness of this one-of-a-kind child, who inspired anyone who was fortunate to meet her.

A Sefer Torah is being written in Malky’s memory as a way to perpetuate her legacy and her message of emunah and ahavas Hashem. The Sefer Torah will find a home at Yeshiva Nefesh Hachaim of Lakewood, which is led by Malky’s father. The bochurim and rabbeim of Yeshiva Nefesh Hachaim will use the Sefer Torah on a regular basis and thereby effect a tremendous aliyah for Malky’s exalted neshamah.

The Sefer Torah will be completed on Malky’s first yahrtzeit, today, February 4, in Lakewood,. NJ. The writing of the final osiyos will take place at Ateres Chana Hall at 2 p.m., followed by singing and dancing, with zemiros by Isaac Honig.

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