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Tuesday, 20 Shevat, 5784
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My Mother Was Wheelchair Bound, But Not Confined

Mrs. Rachel Leah Brashevitzky (nee Rubashkin) OBM was wheelchair-bound her entire life and dealt with hardships in Communist Russia and the USA. Still, she made the best of it and brought happiness and inspiration to all who knew her. Full Story

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510 Crown
October 28, 2023 7:32 pm

Rochel Leah was definitely the bubby of the building ❤️ She will be greatly missed!

Inspirational
October 28, 2023 8:02 pm

Thank you for sharing, she was truly an amazing person!! May Moshiach come in her merit, and in the merit of the wonderful children she raised!!

So special
October 28, 2023 8:06 pm

What a beautiful tribute to a special woman! I met her a few times over the years but never knew her “story” and yes she was always smiling and happy!!

Thank you.
October 28, 2023 8:14 pm

This is an astonishing description of a special righteous woman.
יהי זכרה ברוך.

Always with a smile
October 28, 2023 8:18 pm

I used to babysit for your family. The house was so spotless. And yes, your mother ע”ה always wore a beautiful smile. She is a total inspiration. May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Yerushalayim.

Thank you!
October 28, 2023 8:26 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this beautifully written article about your dear mother. It has left a strong and inspiring impression on me. I’m sure she is still smiling while watching over you all

BDE
October 28, 2023 8:31 pm

I remember her sitting outside her building in her wheelchair enjoying the Sun, the warmth and the passerby always saying tehillim!

The way she greeted everyone was exemplary !
October 28, 2023 8:31 pm

What a beautiful women we can all learn from her!

Inspiring
October 28, 2023 9:15 pm

Your mother’s story is very inspiring.
Thanks for sharing.
She definitely went straight into gan eden.

I was at shiva when her aid came ….
October 28, 2023 10:25 pm

Her aid , a paid worker, could not stop Shedding tears over the loss of her special employer. And yes , she raised a beautiful family!!

Thank you
October 29, 2023 12:14 am

Thank you for sharing such a moving tribute

May we all learn from her
October 29, 2023 3:10 am

I was so very moved by this eloquent portrayal of your special mother. I remember your family when I moved to Crown Heights in 1975. The family lived above us on Sterling Street. I never knew her personal trials and challenges but reading about her has inspired me greatly.
May the entire family be comforted.

Much to learn from!
October 29, 2023 8:06 am

וחי יתן על לבי!
Thank you for writing such a beautiful piece honoring your mother.
I remember her asking me once shopping in Empire kosher to help her bring down a new pacifier up high, she had a new grandchild!

Growing up on her block, as a child I recall her cute chuckle laugh.

Bh she had the blessing of raising a beautiful family, instilled with good middos, she should have a lichte Gan Eden!

We were neighbors on Sterling Street
October 29, 2023 8:37 am

Rochel Leah always had a good word to share, she was interested in everyone and enjoyed the company of neighbors and friends. I remember her as a vibrant, positive person who struggled with the cards life dealt her, but she didn’t complain. She was more than anything, a proud mom. As her health declined it became more difficult for her, but on my visits back to Crown Heights I saw her out and about, still interacting with others. May her memory be a blessing.

Scheiner (Chanowitz) from Colorado
October 29, 2023 10:46 am

I remember your mother fondly she was always smiling and friendly. We lived on Sterling street together. She even sent over some small containers of chocolates for my shabbos kallah! May she continue to have much nachas from her beautiful family!

Happy birthday
October 29, 2023 12:51 pm

And a very happy yom holedes to the author of this article, the Rebbe’s Shliach to Doral FL

Neighbor
October 29, 2023 5:46 pm

Beautiful article and tribute, thank you!
Although not wheelchair bound ALL her life, only the latter years, she was a strong go-getter, never leaned on her challenges, pushed herself to the limit.
She brought up a beautiful family, all frum, contributors to their community, such a nachas

May she be a mailetz yosher for all of us

friend of Mrs Brashevitzky
October 30, 2023 10:46 am

Your mother was so deserving of your article
She was really such a wonderful person

Thank you

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