A large throng headed by maranan verabonon, gedolei
haTorah accompanied the righteous Rebbetzin Ruchama
Hindel Brim, o'h, wife of HaRav Avrohom Chaim Brim, on
her last earthly journey. She passed away after a prolonged
illness two weeks ago.
Rebbetzin Brim was born 76 years ago in the town of
Mattersdorf. Her father, R' Yisroel Toisig, was a dayan,
moreh tzedek and ram in the city, and the scion of
one of Hungarian Jewry's most illustrious families. Her
father's home was saturated with Torah and yirah, and
it was there that she acquired her strong spiritual fiber,
which remained an integral part of her character throughout
her entire life and which she bequeathed to her offspring.
After the Holocaust, from which she was miraculously saved,
she merited to go up to Eretz Hakodesh along with her
family. There she married R' Avrohom Brim, one of the most
brilliant talmidei chachomim of the period. From the
time of her marriage, she dedicated herself to her husband's
growth in Torah, enabling him to pursue his studies and to
spread Torah in many yeshivos in Eretz Yisroel and
abroad where he served as a ram.
With her deep love of lomdei Torah, she served as a
devoted mother to all the bnei Torah who came to her
home in order to learn from her husband.
Rebbetzin Brim was well known for her righteousness, and many
sought her blessings and asked her to daven for them.
She grieved when her fellow Jews were in pain and rejoiced in
their simchas. She always davened for the
klal and for individual people. She suffered from poor
health and pain her entire life, but praises of Hashem
Yisborach were always on her lips. She was a model for
others in her ardent and overflowing emunah and
bitochon, and many benefited from her wise counsel.
A long line of gedolei haTorah delivered
hespedim at the levaya, among them: HaRav
Nosson Tzvi Finkel, the rosh yeshiva of Mir; HaRav
Boruch Rosenberg, the rosh yeshiva of Slobodke; HaRav
Sender Freund; HaRav Don Segal; her brothers, HaRav Aharon
and HaRav Bunim Toisig; HaRav Aryeh Shechter; HaRav Benzion
Guttfarb and her son-in- law, HaRav Mordechai Shlomo
The final hesped was delivered by her husband, who
described her as the personification of the eishes chayil
in her indescribable devotion to her parents and her
husband. He also stressed her burning emunah and
bitochon and her tremendous influence on the many
bnei Torah who came to their home.
The levaya proceeded to Har Hamenuchos, where she was
buried toward evening.
She is survived by daughters, sons, and sons-in-law, all of
whom are gedolei Torah. Her son-in-law, HaRav Moshe,
is the son of HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv. Her eldest son,
HaRav Mordechai, is one of Yerushalayim's most important
talmidei chachomim. Her son-in-law, HaRav Mordechai
Shlomo Steinmetz, is the head of the Vishnitzer kollelim,
and her son, HaRav Yeshaya Brim is a ram in the
Skverer yeshiva in the United States.