By COLlive reporter
Members of the Teichtel family met this month to remember one of their own: Alte Mina Teichtel A”H, their beloved daughter and sister who passed away at the very young age of seven.
Her brothers and sisters, seven of which serve as Chabad Shluchim in the U.S. and in Germany, met at their parents home this past month to start writing a new Torah scroll in her memory.
“She was an outstanding girl,” her oldest brother, Rabbi Yitzchak Teichtel, Shliach in Nashville, TN, told COLlive. “At the hospital she would ask to dress up for especially for Shabbos.”
“Our father used to bring her to the Rebbe’s farbrengens in 770. When the Rebbe saw her, he would wave. She brought a smile to the Rebbe’s face.”
Although her life was cut short, family members freshly recall her cheerful and friendly personality.
“She always wanted to go on Shlichus,” Yitzchak adds. “So the new Torah will be traveling, visiting each of the Chabad Houses her brothers run.”
When Alta Mina was two years old she was stricken with cancer, and doctors predicted she would live for only 6 weeks. When the cancer progressed, she also suffered a fall, which caused her lungs to collapse. The Rebbe was involved in the medical procedure, and she lived for another 5 years until the 23rd of Teves 5750.
The tragic date is remembered each year when her mother, Mrs. Shaindel Teichtel, a principal at Bais Rivka of Crown Heights, organizes a women’s gathering.
You can participate in the writing of the new Torah by calling 615-414-8910.