With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Miriam Tzimmel Friedman OBM, longtime Crown Heights resident and matriarch to an illustrious Lubavitch family. She was 101 years old.
She was the wife of Reb Yaakov Moshe Friedman OBM, who during WWII, was amongst the many Jews who escaped from Poland to Russia. As a young bochur, he worked a double shift in a Siberian labor camp to spare his father from working on Shabbos.
With the advent of WWII, Reb Yaakov Moshe wandered until finally reaching Tashkent where he met Lubavitch Chassidim. There he married his wife Mrs. Miriam Tzimel, a descendent of the Baal Shem Tov.
Her father was the gaon and posek Horav Hachossid Rev Yosef Boruch Reichwerger, the Rav in Kharkov, Lublin. He had a lot of experience with Halachic questions relating to agunas. Many Rabbonim referred questions to him after WWII, when this issue had particular relevance. His name is also mentioned in the sefer “Otzer Haposkim”, as an editor of these halachos.
She is survived by her children Mrs. Faige Kranz-Green (Boca Raton, FL), Rabbi Manis Friedman (S. Paul, MN), Mrs. Ita Marcus (California), Rabbi Benzion Friedman (Overland Park, KS), Rabbi Eliyahu Friedman (Tzfat, Israel), Rabbi Mordechai Shlomo (Crown Heights), Rabbi Yosef Boruch Friedman (Crown Heights), Reb Avremel Friedman (Crown Heights).
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Monday, 11:00am at Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 ataround 12:00pm.
Boruch Dayan Hoemes