Presentation on theme: "Daughter of Reb Aharon and Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah"— Presentation transcript:
1Daughter of Reb Aharon and Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah ב''הMy Rebbetzin and MeRebbetzin RivkahMe, Mushka FriedmanRebbetzin Rivkah’s Kever,S. Cruz, CaliforniaLubavitch, RussiaDaughter of Reb Aharon and Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah
2Rebbetzin Rivkah's Family Tree ב''הRebbetzin Rivkah's Family TreeRebbetzin RivkahDevorah LeahZalman AharonShalom DovberAvraham SenderMenachem MendelChaya MushkaRebbe MaharashRebbetzin Chaya SarahReb Aharon
3Stories & interesting facts ב''הStories & interesting factsThere is a famous story of Rebbetzin Rivkah. Rebbetzin Rivkah became very sick at a young age. The doctorRebbetzin Rivkah was a very bigtzadekes, and gave a lot of tzedakah. She even pawned jewelry that her husband, the Rebbe Maharashsuggested that she eat beforeshe davens in the morning.So, from then on, Rebbetzin Rivkah would wake up extra early, Daven, and then eat. When her husband, the Rebbe Maharash heard what she was doing, he said, “it is better to eat so that you can Daven, than Daven so that you can eat.” So fromthen on, she Davened the first part,ate, and then finished Davening.This is where the idea of sayingBrachos in the morning before we eat, came from.gave her, when she did not have anymore moneyto give to tzedakah. RebbetzinRivkah knew the value of thejewelry, but wanted that rather poor people have enough money than her having the jewelry. Here we see how much of a Tzadekes she was, that she even gave up the beautiful jewelry that her husband gave her.From this story we see how much AhavasYisroel Rebbetzin Rivkah had. The lesson Ipersonally take from this story is that we have to think about other people, especially poor people, before ourselves.From here we see how RebbetzinRivkah cared more about thankingHashem for waking her up, thaneating breakfast.The lesson I personally takefrom this story, is that it isbetter to eat so that we candaven, than to daven first thingin the morning, in order to eat.
4Stories & interesting facts ב''הStories & interesting factsOne time, Rebbetzin Rivkah came in the Rebbe Maharash’s room to talk to him. As she was walking out, her skirt got stuck in between the door and the wall She did not want to disturb him, and stayed standing by the door for a few hours while the Rebbe Maharash learnt. When he was finally done, he went to the door to go out. Only then did he notice that she was standing there the whole time.From here we see how much respect Rebbetzin Rivkah had for the Rebbe Maharash, that even though she had other things to do, she waited until he was done to open the door again.When Rebbetzin Rivkah heard that one of her sons had gone to business instead of going to learn Torah, she spent many days crying. When they asked her why she didn’t cry as much when her husband, the Rebbe Maharash passed away at a very young age, she answered, “When my husband passed away, it was what Hashem wanted. But my son going into business instead of going to learn Torah, is not what Hashem wants.”From here we see how much Rebbetzin Rivkah believed that all that Hashem does is good, and how much she wanted her children to become Talmidei Chachamim.Rebbetzin Rivkah dedicated her life to the bachurim of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimin and made sure that they all understood what they learnt and had enough to eat.
5Rebbetzin Rivkah's ID Place of Residence: Lubavitch ב''הRebbetzin Rivkah's IDPlace of Residence: LubavitchMother: Rebbetzin Chaya SarahFather: Reb AharonHusband: Rebbe MaharashPlace of birth: LubavitchYartzeit: Yud ShvatAge by Histalkus: 81 years oldChildren: Devorah Leah, Zalman Aharon, Shalom Dovber, Avraham Sender, Menachem Mendel and Chaya Mushka
6Pictures ב''ה Daughter of Rebbetzin Rivkah, Chaya Mushka Son of Rebbetzin Rivkah, Menachem Mendel, Son of Rebbetzin Rivkah, Shalom Dovber (Rebbe Rashab)Kever of Rebbe MaharashDaughter of Rebbetzin Rivkah, Devorah LeahSon of Rebbetzin Rivkah, Zalman Aharon
7ב''הRebbetzin RivkahRebbetzin Rivkah was a very special lady. She had a lot of Ahavas Yisroel, and cared for every person. We can learn many lessons from her. The lesson I personally take from Rebbetzin Rivkah, is that in all of the stories of Rebbetzin Rivkah I know, the lesson we learn from it has to do with serving Hashem properly, or having Ahavas Yisroel, we should try to have more Ahavas Yisroel, daven with more kavanah, and serve Hashem with simcha, which is what we are doing-bringing people closer to yidishkeit, and bring Moshiach NOW!