Israel’s 14th Fatality: Mrs. Perel Weisel, Of Rechovot


Mrs. Perel Weisel, 94, passed away on Sunday at Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak after she tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mrs. Weisel was born in Romania, B’Chadrei Chareidim reported. Her father, Rav Yaakov Shalom Rosenfeld, z’tl, was a Rav and had close ties with the Rebbe, Rav Eliezer Wolf of Kretchnif, and other Rabbanim of Romania.

Mrs. Weisel endured the horrors of the Holocaust togther with her sister after the rest of her family perished. After the war, she married Harav Meir Weisel, z’l, a Viznitzer chassid and they set out to move to Eretz Yisrael. On the way they were delayed in Cyprus, where their daughter was born.

They eventually moved to Eretz Yisrael where they settled on the moshav Bnei Re’em, where they grew close to the Rebbe, Rav Dovid Moshe of Kretchnif, his wife, the daughter of the Nadvorna Rebbe, and their sons who frequently were hosted at their home.

Later, they moved to Rechovot where they raised their family in Kiryat Kretchnif.

Mrs. Weisel’s husband passed away over 30 years ago and her son-in-law Rav Yisrael Yaakov Eisenberg, z’l, a Satmar chassid, passed away 20 years ago after a serious illness. Her son, Rav Avraham Abba Weisel, z’l of Ashdod passed away two years ago and her daughter, Mrs. Shoshana Greenbaum, a’h passed away a year ago after a serious illness.

Throughout all her travails, Mrs. Weisel accepted Hashem’s din with ahava.

She left behind her son, R’ Yaakov Shalom Weisel of the United States and her sons-in-law, Rav Tzvi Neiman, Rav Tzvi Dret, Rav Pinchas Sheinberger, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)