Bostoner Rebbetzin Remembers
Rebbetzin Raichel Horowitz of
Boston/Har Nof recalls Jewish life in Poland, America and Israel
By Raichel Horowitz
The word “Boston” conjures many images in the minds of Americans.
To Jews, it has its own flavor. It means chassidic fervor,
unbounded love for fellow Jews, and an inability to say no to a
Jew in pain or need.
The Bostoner Rebbetzin Remembers
|The Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Horowitz, is revered in America and
Israel for all these characteristics. The community he created
in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem is recreating all the
holiness and love that he and his family still maintain in New
England. His Boston spans the world.
But Boston has a Rebbetzin as well as a Rebbe. This great
lady, who prefers the trenches of service to the spotlight of
honor, has now told her own personal story. It begins with her
holy forebears in Europe and continues through years of
dedication unimpeded by poverty in the United States. First
and foremost, her home always belonged to the sick and needy.
Whenever therewas not enough money -- the guests always came
She and her husband inherited traits of love and
responsibility. From those treasures, they built an empire of
Torah, prayer, and service.
In this winning autobiography, the Rebbetzin remembers what it
was like and how it happened. We join her in the those moments
-- painful and ecstatic -- that helped make Jewish history.
Filled with rich memories and never-before-published pictures,
this is a book that will thrill and excite, that will warm and
challenge, that will spur ambitions and aspirations -- because
great things can be accomplished if the will and passion are
Most of all, however, this is a book that is a pleasure to
read, to discuss, to think about -- to remember.