The Chabad community and Chevron community on Wednesday night marked the 121st yahrzeit of Rebbitzin Menucha Rochel Slonim A”H, who is buried in the ancient Jewish Cemetery in the Holy City of Chevron.
The Rebbitzin was born on 19 Kislev, the same day as her grandfather, Rav Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Chassidus and the author of the Shulchan Aruch HaRav. She was the daughter of the second Chabad Rebbe, Rav Dovber Schneerson ZT”L.
She was the matriarch of the Chabad community and served as a spiritual oasis for many women who would make the trip to see her, receive a bracha, especially those unable to conceive. Brides would often visit the Rebbitzin before their chupah for special brachos.
Rebbitzin Menucha Rochel was niftar on 24 Shvat in 1888.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)