Thousands of Jerusalem residents accompanied Mrs. Chayoh Odoh
Sokolover o"h, the wife of HaRav Yaakov Reuven
Sokolover ylct"a, and the daughter of HaRav Chaim
Kober, who was killed in a frightful car accident on the
Trans-Israel Highway at the age of 38.
Chayoh Odoh was born in Jerusalem to HaRav Chaim Kober,
ylct"a one of the Brisker Rov's leading
talmidim. She was also the great-granddaughter of
HaRav Yosef Chaim Zonenfeld, zt"l.
She studied at Bnos Yerushalayim and served as a teacher
during the first few years of her marriage. She was known for
her modesty and her exceptional dedication to her husband's
Torah learning and Torah teaching as a ram at Yeshivas
Ateres HaTorah. When she saw her work as a teacher was
compromising her ability to provide proper chinuch for
her children she stopped working in order to stay home and
dedicate herself to raising her family.
She was a woman of great chessed who always kept her
doors open to guests, regularly inviting her husband's
talmidim to their Shabbos table. She derived real joy
and satisfaction when involved in mitzvas and always exuded a
love of life. She excelled in honesty, uprightness and simple
On Lag B'Omer she went with her husband to pray at Rashbi's
gravesite in Meron. Driving back to Jerusalem the next
morning with friends, on the Trans-Israel Highway near the
Ayal Interchange the driver continued straight despite a
sharp curve and, while trying to steer back onto the road, he
lost control of the car, which overturned twice, killing Mrs.
Sokolover instantly and leaving her husband in serious but
stable condition. The other two passengers, Yehuda ben Frida
Gitel Alizoh and Dovid ben Shoshonoh Raisel, were hurled out
of the car and sustained moderate injuries.
The levaya set out from the Shamgar Funeral Parlor
where she was eulogized by her father, HaRav Chaim Kober, her
father-in-law, HaRav Mordechai Sokolover, her uncle HaRav
Zevulun Shub, her brother HaRav Leib Kober and ybcl"c
HaRav Moshe Kopschitz, the rov of the Romema neighborhood and
Kehillas Chanichei Hayeshivos, who passed away a short time
after delivering the hesped.
Mrs. Chayoh Adoh Sokolover, o"h, is survived by her
husband, HaRav Yaakov Reuven ben Perl Peninoh and 12 children
ranging from 13 months to 16 years old following their
mother's path of Torah and yir'oh.