Mrs Martha Karmel, longtime Boro Park examplar of chesed, tznius, shmiras halashon and all the middos that make up a true Aishes Chayil and Yiddishe Mama, was nifteres Friday morning in Monsey. She had taken ill three years ago and was cared for in the home of her daughter Rebbetzin Ruchy Frey with selflesss mesiras nefesh.
Mrs Karmel was the almanah of Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Karmel Ztl, an Alte Mirrer and yad yemin of Rav Leib Malin Ztl, who was active in the re-establishment of Torah on these American shores after the churban of Europe. He was Chairman of the Board of Bais Yaakov of Boro Park during the period that saw it go from a fledgling school to the largest Bais Yaakov in the world. He was likewise involved with his beloved Yeshivas Bais HaTalmud, Mirrer Yeshiva of NY, Mikvah of Boro Park and many other mosdos Torah VChesed.
Mrs. Karmel leaves behind children, grand-children and great-grand-children, all Bnai Torah and Bnei Aliya folowing in her golden path. Her children are yblcht Rabbi Mrs. Menashe Karmel of Boro Park, Rabbi Mrs. Avrohom Miri Kunstlinger (Yeshivas Mir NY – Camp Simcha), Rabbi Mrs. Moshe Ruchy Frey (of Monsey – RM BYeshivas Riverdale), Rabbi Mrs. Zvi Karmel (of Flatbush – RM Yeshivas Novominsk), Rabbi Mrs. Yosef Chaim Karmel (of Lakewood – Director of Lev LAchim), Rabbi Mrs. Moshe Mordche Malya Grunfeld (of Toronto – Menahel Yesodei HaTorah), and Rabbi Mrs. Leibel Karmel (of Lakewood- Camp Govoah).
Thai Nafsha Tzerura Btzror HaChaim