“How will we manage without Imma?” cried her young daughter.
“She was always there for every birth,” sobbed her daughter-in-law.
“Oh, what a special daughter, such kibbud av va’em,” wept her own mother.
A Shiva visit I paid at the Viglers’ home in Lod, Israel, this week was nothing short of heartbreaking.
And, it was evident that it wasn’t just me who thought that Rebbetzin Tzipora Vigler OBM was a very giving and special woman, who will be dearly missed by many, not just her close family, parents, siblings and children.
It was just about two months ago that I received a text message from my son learning in a Yeshiva very far from home: “Please daven for Tzipora bas … my Em Bayit (dorm mother) from Lod Yeshiva.”
“It can’t be – such a young woman!” was my first thought, reading the text.
Tzipora, the beloved dorm mother in Tomchei Tmimim Yeshiva in Lod was like a mother to my children.
The kind face, the welcoming smile, the “gutskeit” (goodness) in her look – were just a small part of her special traits. Whatever any bochur needed or wanted – Tzipora was there take care of it. A true old-fashioned mother – one of a kind.
During our daily phone call today my son Menachem mentioned that after Pesach – when all the bochurim knew about her illness – she still did not miss a day at the Yeshiva. Every day she showed up as a Chayelet in the kitchen – and was there for our children.
What Mesirus Nefesh – such a giving and kind person she was, despite her pain.
How can we thank this wonderful woman with such outstanding middos?
“We will strengthen ourselves and continue in her ways,” one of her children told me during my shiva visit. Everyone broke down crying at these words.
Ad Mosai – we cannot bear this golus any longer! May Tzipora Vigler be the last korban of this dreadful golus. Vehachai yiten el libo- let us all learn from Tzipora’s special traits and try to emulate her, thus hastening the coming of Moshiach now!
An anonymous mom