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Monday, May 05, 2014


My Savta A"H passed away this past Shabbat.  She is now with Saba in Gan Eden.

Endearing to all who knew her
Interested in all that we did
Satisfied to know that we didn't leave hungry
Heart that was full of gold
Established in her community
Torah surrounded her life

Her home was full of love
Always there when needed
Yours truly was her oldest grandchild of 17
I had that special merit to call her "Savta" first
Loved, she was, by family and numerous friends

Mommy lost her Mom
I lost my Savta

Yet her memory lives on
In the minds of those who knew her
Many will recall how she attended Shiurim
Though others will remember her open home
Zion she yearned for when she made Aliya
Again with Saba whom she adored


At Mon May 05, 11:38:00 AM 2014, Blogger Devorah Chayah said...

A beautiful tribute. May the Almighty comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

At Mon May 05, 12:29:00 PM 2014, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...


Very nice way of remembering her.

At Mon May 05, 01:07:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Your Grandma is with your Grandpa. Happy in Heaven.

Hashem bless you and your family.


At Mon May 05, 01:28:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds like your Savta set a very good example for her grandchildren. In the parsha of Emor, Rashi says that the kohanim should convey to the children-your Savta sounds like she conveyed a great deal for you to follow. Boruch dayan ha'emes.

At Mon May 05, 02:28:00 PM 2014, Blogger Neshama said...

So sorry to hear this. B"H you were fortunate to know her for as long as you did. I never had that opportunity and miss it very much. All I could do was to visit her grave.

At Mon May 05, 02:29:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May techiat hmamaitime come speedily , on a side note please ask bloggers to stay away from adult sites its delaying geulah .

At Mon May 05, 04:25:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly a beautiful to an Aishes Chayil. May your family be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.
As Anon. @ 2:29 PM wrote, 'may techiyat hameisim come speedily'.

At Mon May 05, 06:17:00 PM 2014, Blogger LondonMale said...

My condolences.

At Tue May 06, 09:14:00 AM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is pronounced "safta." Savta was a person in the Torah.

At Tue May 06, 09:23:00 AM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous 9:14:

You are mistaken.

At Tue May 06, 09:46:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm very sorry for your loss.

- M.

At Fri May 16, 02:17:00 PM 2014, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yaak, you are wrong and Anonymous 9:14 was correct:

Noach perek 10, pasuq 7

At Fri May 16, 02:23:00 PM 2014, Blogger yaak said...

Anonymous 2:17,

I know exactly which verse Anonymous 9:14 refers to. Nevertheless, the commenter is mistaken to say "Savta" is pronounced with an "f".

I didn't want to have to do this, but I'm afraid I must.

Go to, type in "grandmother", and change the destination language to Hebrew. Notice that the second letter of the word is a ב. If people pronounce it Safta, it's because they are either ignorant or lazy in proper speech.

At Sat May 17, 03:47:00 PM 2014, Blogger Esser Agaroth said...


I am SO gad you said this!

This is a pet peeve of mine.

There is even a website called Davka, spelled with an "f."

I kept asking him what "dafka" meant, and he kept responding as if I was the ignorant one.

I thought "dafka" was lashon "dofeq." But I'm pretty sure he meant "dawqa" (davka).

Go figure...



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