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A mother of many nations

by Brad A. Greenberg

September 21, 2009 | 6:04 pm

Talk about be fruitful and multiply. Rachel Krishevsky, an Israeli woman who died this month at 99, left behind at least 1,400 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. From YNet:

“Grandma was a God-fearing woman her whole life, and her door was always open to the homeless and poor near the market who were looking for a place to eat,” added the grandchild.

“She knew the entire book of Psalms by heart, and participated in all the family events, happy and sad, up until two years ago. She knew all of her descendents. We are sad about her death, but proud of what she achieved in her life and her righteousness and compassion.”

Wow, a few American families like the Krishevskys and Jews here wouldn’t have negative population growth.

Thanks for the link, Torch.

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