On Tuesday, the 10th of Sivan, a large throng, headed by
gedolei Yisroel and rabbonim of the Givat Shaul
neighborhood of Jerusalem, accompanied the righteous
Rebbetzin Raizel Braverman, o"h on her last earthly
journey. She was the wife of HaRav Eliezer Lipa Braverman,
the rosh yeshiva and director of the Yeshiva Hagedola
Meah Shearim and its institutions.
Rebbetzin Braverman was born in 5689 (1929). Her father, Reb
Sholom Tzvi Dzialovski, was one of the prominent Strikover
chassidim in Eretz Yisroel, who merited, during his
youth, to draw close to the Yismach Yisroel. In this
illustrious home, she imbibed love of Torah, pure yiras
Shomayim, tsnius and humility, and she learned how to
relate to all people in a genial manner.
She married HaRav Eliezer Lipa Braverman, one of the finest
talmidei chachomim in Jerusalem. While her husband
devoted all of his energies and talents to the spiritual and
financial foundations of the Meah Shearim educational center,
she served as a loyal partner to his Torah activities and
helped in the formulation of the unique educational approach
of the talmud Torah and the yeshiva.
She was a role model to all in her outstanding kindness
toward everyone. She excelled in her modesty and remarkable
histapkus.. Her sole aspiration was to raise her
daughters to Torah and yiras Shomayim in the manner of
Recently, she suffered from intense pains, but accepted them
with love. Even in her difficult hours, she managed to
receive everyone in a pleasant manner, while resigning
herself to her fate and not complaining. On Tuesday, the 10th
of Sivan, she returned her pure soul to its Maker.
Her levayashul in Givat Shaul,
where her husband delivers shiurim and serves as a
shaliach tzibur on the Yomim Noraim and where
she herself davened for nearly fifty years.
Hespedim were delivered by her husband, HaRav Eliezer
Lipa; her brother-in-law, HaRav Moshe Salant, as well as by
HaRav Mordechai Zuckerman; HaRav Yehoshua Karlinsky, rosh
yeshiva of Beis Osher; and HaRav Moshe Braverman, one of
the roshei yeshiva of Tiferes HaGra in Jerusalem.
She is survived by her outstanding daughters, who are married
to well known marbitzei Torah. Her sons-in-law are
HaRav Binyomin Frank, HaRav Moshe Eisenbach, HaRav Moshe
Baumel and HaRav Shlomo Goldman. She is also survived by
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom are
continuing in the illustrious tradition of the family.