Rebitzen Leah Aurbach A”H was niftar in Yerushalayim on Friday morning. She was the rebitzen of HaGaon HaRav Azriel Aurbach and the daughter of Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita.
The nifteres was quite ill during the past months, enduring many yisurim, which ended on erev shabbos kodesh in Shaare Zedek Medical Center shortly after 10:00am at the age of 72. The Rav Shlita was at his wife’s side as he has been during the past two weeks as her condition deteriorated.
The rebitzen was the third daughter of Maran R’ Elyashiv who was niftar. On Sunday, Maran was scheduled to take part in the wedding of his last grandchild, a son of the Rav’s son-in-law, Rav Rimmer, but he will now be sitting shiva.
HaGaon Rav Aurbach is the head of the Mishkan Shlomo Yeshiva and head of the Vaad HaRabbonim L’inyanei Tzedaka and a member of the directorate of Ezer Mizion.
The levaya will begin at 1:30pm, from the Rebitzen’s Bayit Vegan home. Reports indicate Rav Aurbach will be sitting shiva in the home of Maran R’ Elyashiv.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)