Today marks 20 years since The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s wife, The Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, passed away. I was very young when it happened, but I remember it very well.
“The Rebbetzin passed away on Wednesday, the 22nd of Shevat, 1988, after a brief illness. Her burial took place a few hours afterwards at the Chabad cemetery in Queens, New York.
Shortly before her passing, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka requested a glass of water. After reciting the blessing, “…by Whose word all things come into being,” she returned her soul to her Maker.
In a farewell to a true queen, the funeral procession was fifteen thousand strong, led by an official police motorcade.
She was interred next to her grandmother, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah, and near her father, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak.
The Rebbe pointed out that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak passed away in Shevat, as did his grandmother, Rebbetzin Rivka, his mother, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah, and his daughter, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka.”
Here are some excerpts from a new video about The Rebbetzin from JEM.