Mrs. Freida Twersky, a”h

NEW YORK -

The sudden petirah of 19-year-old Mrs. Freida Twersky, a”h, on Shabbos plunged two communities into mourning.

The nifteres, who gave birth to a little girl two months ago, was the daughter of Rabbi Berel Goldman, a scion of the Zhviler dynasty, and Mrs. Leah Goldman, nee Wagshall.

Her husband is Reb Meshulam Zishe Twersky, grandson of the Loyever Rebbe of Boro Park, and great-grandson on the Vizhnitzer and Rachmastrivka Rebbes, shlita.

The couple was spending Shabbos at the home of her parents when she suddenly collapsed Friday night and was niftar shortly thereafter in the hospital. On Motzoei Shabbos word of the tragedy spread quickly, plunging the Torah community in general and the Vizhnitzer, and Rachmastrivka kehillos in particular into mourning.

Fondly known as Freidele, the nifteres was extremely popular and beloved by all her acquaintances.

“She was a very eidel, serious girl,” Mrs. Moskowitz, an aunt, recalled on Sunday. “She was great with the kids because she never got nervous and always kept a calm, happy atmosphere.” Mrs. Chani Reichman, a friend, described the nifteres as “a great listener,” and someone who had “tremendous simchas hachaim and would love to make everyone happy.”

“Whenever and wherever she was, whoever was around her felt like they were the center of her world,” Mrs. Reichman related.

“She never said no to a request for a favor. … When it came to chessed projects she was the first to sign up.  She always wanted to help anybody and everybody.”

Fraidele’s father, ybl”c, Rabbi Berel Goldman, is the son of Rabbi Shmuel Goldman of New Square, a son of Harav Mordechai, the Rebbe of Zhvil, zy”a.

Her husband, Reb Meshulam Zishe Twersky, is the son of Rabbi Yosef Meir Twersky, son of the Loyever Rebbe of Boro Park. Reb Meshulam Zishe’s mother is the daughter of Harav Menachem Mendel Hager, Rav of the Vizhnitzer Kehillah in Kiameshe Lake, son of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, shlita, and son-in-law of the Rachmastrivka Rebbe, shlita.

The levayah took place on Motzoei Shabbos  in front of the Vizhnitzer beis hachaim in Monsey, with the participation
of the Vizhnitzer and Rachmastrivka Rebbes, shlita.

Kevurah took place in the Vizhnitzer beis hachaim in Monsey.