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Lieba Schwartz, OBM

Lieba Schwartz, a resident of Crown Heights whose journey to Judaism inspired many, passed away on Motzei Shabbos, 13 Sivan, 5782. Full Story

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Moshiach Now
June 12, 2022 3:07 am

So sad. Ad Mosai.

She called me "Sheina Maidel"
June 12, 2022 3:51 am

It was through the book Holy Days that Lieba changed her life. She was living in Boston, totally blind and listened to the book on a recording. Eventually she moved to Crown Heights and through many miracles regained her sight. She put me to shame with her devotion and learning. I received a phone call from her every Friday morning at 10 am while I lived in Florida. I am now in Yerushlayim and plan to go to the Kotel and say some Tehillim for her lofty neshama.
She will be missed by many.
Hensha Gansbourg

From A Boston friend
June 12, 2022 9:27 am

ברוך דיין האמת Leba returned to Judaism, giving up her job and friends. She listened to the book Towards a Meaningful Life over and over again, and was not satisfied with her own teshuva, but constantly reached out to other Jews to inspire them. She even rode up and down the elevator at her old place of work, handing out copies of the book to people she knew were Jewish. She was an inspirational speaker, and her talk was titled ” if I can, you can!” Leba was blind when she became observant, and overcame this handicap to change her… Read more »

Ahavas Yisroel is miraculous
Reply to  From A Boston friend
June 12, 2022 11:13 am

It was from the efforts of one young child that she regained her sight. The brochos from ahavas Yisroel, and the brochos of a good eye doctor. Dr. Feldman was her personal doctor who directed her to an eye doctor after one young girl collected money for her surgery.
Let’s all pledge to do more in the area of ahavas Yisroel because it really does bring miracles!

A special lady!
June 12, 2022 9:34 am

A true chosidishe neshoma!
A true friend!
She had so much Ahavas Yisrael!
Leiba said Tehillim for many who were blessed with chidren and health!
She had a special connection and link to the Almighty!
Leiba was not ashamed to ask mechilla to those that felt she was not sensetive to them!
Leiba chose Esther Alpern as her Mashpia and learned from the best maspia about menshlickeit, halocha, sodos hatorah, davening and so much more!
They are now together in Gan Eden!!
May she daven for us all and bring MOSHIACH NOW!!!!!!

E y
Reply to  A special lady!
June 12, 2022 11:05 am

Amen!!!!

BDE"
June 12, 2022 9:39 am

We used to go visit her. My classmate Michal Schaffer, collected money so that she could have surgery for her blindness; it was successful and Liba got her vision back!! When I was in high school we would go visit her on Shabbos afternoons.

Funny story
June 12, 2022 10:01 am

She spoke for us when she was just beginning her journey. She said that one isn’t allowed to wear red, and there I was wearing a red-ish suit! But she couldn’t see…it was quite embarrassing.
May her neshama have a lichtiken gan Eden.

More of Liba's thoughts on wearing red
Reply to  Funny story
June 12, 2022 11:11 am

I remember her saying she had a cherished red dress that she.was saving for the Geulah sheleimah, when it WILL be OK to wear red!

I remember reading her miracle story in NCN
June 12, 2022 11:37 am

I was also at her seudas hodaa when she regained her eyesight.
Almost 20 years ago!
May we all be zoche in her merit to have ALL our eyes opened to the geulah hoamitis vhashleima

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