Ruchama Malka (Malkie) Hirth a”h


It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Ruchama Malka (Malkie) Hirth a”h. She was just seven years old.

Ruchama Malka was a daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Shmuel Fishel and Shainy Hirth of Lakewood and a granddaughter of Rav Mordechai Hirth (Brooklyn) and lhbcl”c Rav Abba Gorelick zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg, NY.

Her father, Rav Shmuel, is the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Nefesh Hachaim of Lakewood, NJ.

Malkie battled leukemia for the last five years of her life. A most special neshamah, at the young age of 7 she taught others by example how to live – how to really live – a life of emunah.

Malkie, in a recording that was widely disseminated, told Klal Yisroel, “The gates of tears are never closed,” urging them to keep up their tefillos and tears on her behalf.

Thousands of Yidden all over the globe davened for years for Ruchama Malka Breindel bas Shaina Shifra, whose neshamah ascended to Shomayim overnight, pure and unsullied, beautified by the wonderful middos and kindness of this one-of-a-kind child, who inspired anyone who was fortunate to meet her.

The levayah will be held at 4:45 p.m. at Shiras Devora High School, located at 575 Oak Street in Lakewood, NJ. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there.

May Malkie be a melitzas yosher for her family, and may all the tefillos, mitzvos and chassodim done as a zechus for her serve as an aliyah for her neshamah.

Umacha Hashem dimah me’al kol ponim.



  1. Meeting 7:15 by shamgar, there will not be hespedim it is just a meeting point and then going straight to Har Hazeisim. The name Ruchoma was added a little less than a year ago. They remove that name now.
    Her father R’ Shmuel Hirth will be sitting shiva from 9pm – 10pm by Gorelick – Tcheiles Mordechai #5.


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