YWN regrets to inform you of the Petirah of Rebbitzen Chavah Sarah (Sheila) Feinstein A”H, wife of HaGaon HaRav Reuven Feinstein. The Rebbitzen was 79-years-old.
As YWN reported, the Rebbitzen and Rosh Yeshiva were involved in a serious car accident in Staten Island two weeks ago. Both were taken to the hospital, with the Rebbitzen listed in serious condition due to internal bleeding and undergoing several procedures. The Rosh Yeshiva was bruised and has since been released from the hospital.
The Rebbitzen’s condition had appeared to be improving, but suffered a serious setback due to infection on Tuesday morning. Her condition turned critical on Wednesday evening, and she was niftar at around 9:00PM.
Rebbetzin Feinstein A”H was an outstanding Menaheles and Mechaneches who inspired decades Bnos Yisroel with her Ahavas haTorah, Middos Tovos and Yiras Shomayim, as well as her wisdom and vast Torah knowledge.
Rav Reuven Y”BLC is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva of Staten Island, and the youngest son of Hagaon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL. His older brother is Hagaon HaRav David Feinstein Shlita, the Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim.
In a twist of fate, Rav Reuven was supposed to fly to Miami Beach today to attend the bris of a grandchild tomorrow morning, but his 3PM flight was cancelled – the only scheduled flight that was cancelled.
The Levaya is scheduled for 11:30AM Thursday morning at Yeshiva Of Staten Island, 1870 Drumgoole Road, Staten Island, NY.
Kevura will on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.
(Yossi Taub – YWN)