Rebbetzin Rivkah Hacarmi a”h


candle-small6It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rebbetzin Rivkah Hacarmi a”h. Rebbetzin Hacarmi was a daughter of Rav Zalman Bloch, menahel ruchani of the Telz Yeshiva in Lita and the oldest son of the Telsher Rov, Rav Yosef Leib Bloch. She was the wife of Rav Akiva Hacarmi, rov of Kiryat Shmuel, a suburb of Haifa.

Rebbetzin Hacarmi’s sisters are Rebbetzin Shoshana Gifter, wife of Rav Mordechai Gifter zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland, and Rebbetzin Stein, wife of Rav Pesach Stein zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland.

For over 50 years, Rebbetzin Hacarmi served as a dedicated eizer kenegdo to her husband, assisting him and doing whatever she could to allow him to devote himself to his learning and his klal activities. The Rebbetzin was his help mate in all of his undertakings on behalf of Yiddishkeit.

The levaya took place yesterday in Haifa.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{Yair Israel}


  1. i remember her husband’s passionate hespedim by rav gifter and rav pesach’s levayos in yerushalaim. the families were very close. they were especially close to the gifters from when they lived in telz-stone

  2. Rebbitzen Stein shetichya, is in the hospital and at present condition is unable to handle knowing of the petira of her sister. All are requested not to let her know and her son Horav Aron shleta, will notify her after the shloshim.


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