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Condolences to Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Condolences to Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

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Dear Friend,

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Joyce Freeman, dear mother of Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, senior Chabad.org writer and editor.

Tzvi recalls that their Vancouver home was always filled with guests, and his mother would teach her children, and then her many grandchildren: "If somebody is in your house, they are hungry. So don't ask them if they want something to eat, just feed them. And if they are not in your house, then invite them in!"

As is customary, because mourning is forbidden on the holiday, the shiva mourning period did not begin until the conclusion of the eight-day festival of Passover.

On behalf of the entire Chabad.org family we extend our most heartfelt condolences to Tzvi and his family.

Nichum aveilim (words of condolence) can be shared with Tzvi Freeman through the discussion section.

Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch She’ar Aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim - May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

And may we share only good news in the future,
The Chabad.org Team


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A Friend May 3, 2017

Please forgive the ignorance of a new student as to Halakha concerning Shiva and when to stop consoling-instead a Blessing:
That you Rabbi Freeman, and all of those affected by you and your mother should have only Good things, and the Blessing of Her Merit be Granted with the same Open Door Policy with which she Brought It Forth. May it Help to Inspire all of us in our Service and Study, that Redemption is Manifest Speedily in our days! Amen

B"H Reply

an avid reader of yours tzfat May 2, 2017

so sorry to hear
Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch She’ar Aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim - May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Reply

David Lobron Boston, USA April 26, 2017

Please accept my condolences, Rabbi Friedman. I love your blog posts, and will have you in my thoughts and tefilot. Reply

Emmanuel Mergui Paris, France April 26, 2017

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

May you experience only joys from now on and let us all be reunited with our loved ones very soon with the coming of Moshiach and the Resurrection. Reply

Joey Rubin New York April 25, 2017

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלים Reply

ChanaLeiba New York, NY April 25, 2017

Rabbi Freeman, May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. You will be reunited once again in the next world. I probably learned that one from you.
Forgive me for not quoting the source of this bit of Jewish wisdom: "Every descent is a preparation for an eventual ascent" (even "Death"). Reply

Robert C. Torzilli Carmel April 25, 2017

May she Rest in Peace, and enter gloriously, and victoriously into The Father's arms.
My condolences and prayer's go to the family.
Shalom, Rabbi. Reply

Paul Ffrench Kissimmee April 25, 2017

Dear Rabbi Freeman,
My condolences to you.
I lost my mom some years ago, so I understand your pain.
May Adonai give you strength and continue to bless you and your mission in Torah.
Shalom. Reply

Reus Chaya Hersh Worcester MA April 25, 2017

Dear Rabbi Freeman and family,
I often listen to and benefit very much from your shiurim. In this way I've come to feel a connection with you. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. May you be comforted with all the mourners of Yerushalayim. Reply

Ephraim Crown Heights April 25, 2017

Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch She’ar Aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim - May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Reply

C Teldon Long Islanc April 25, 2017

HaMakom yinachem eschem bsoch shaar aveilei Tzion VYerushalayim.
May the lichtigeh Gan Eden your beloved mother a"h surely has be for a brief time, with the arrival of Moshiach Now, due in part to your wonderful work of hafotzas hamayonas. Reply

Miriam and Michael Brooklyn April 25, 2017

In Pirkei Avot it says that a mother who is privileged to have such a son is a very happy mother. Knowing you through your work, your mother was indeed privileged. Her Neshama should have an Aliya. Reply

Z. Sasson Brooklyn April 25, 2017

Rabbi Freeman,
From the little that was shared here I can glean what an Eshet Chayil your mom was, her crowning glory is having a son that illuminates the world with Torah wisdom,
Hamakom ynachem eschem bsoch sh'ar evlei Tziyon v'Yerushalayim. Reply

Anonymous Melbourne April 24, 2017

Dear Rabbi Freeman

HaMakom Yinachem Eschem b 'soch shaar Aveiei Zion V Yerushalayim.
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother a'h.

Sincerely,
Family Szmerling
Australia Reply

Anonymous April 24, 2017

Sincere condolences to dear Rabbi Freeman and your family from many of us all over the world, from Fiji to France, whose lives have been profoundly touched by your blessed, beloved Mother, who has nurtured us all through your words and faith. Thank you for sharing her with us. We thank her for giving you to the world.

Our parents and teachers live forever in us. We are all fragments of Hashem's Eternal Being and Love, perfectly and beautifully interwoven in all the worlds.

May that Infinite, All-powerful Love, the very essence of the Divine Presence, bring you all such strength and unity that the heavenly courts ring with joy - and with Joyce.

Bless you all. Thank you for always, as a family, joyfully sharing your faithful lives and blessings and thus, gently reminding us all what gifts we have in all the souls who love and nurture us by living and sharing G-dly lives, even when we may not know one another's names while yet we walk this mortal coil.

Baruch Hashem. Reply

Victor Toronto April 24, 2017

Dear Rabbi Freemen,
Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch She’ar Aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim - May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Reply

Benny Toronto April 24, 2017

Hi Tzvi,

I am very sorry to read about the loss of your dear mother a'h.
המקום ינחם אתכם בסוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Since 'the apple doesn't fall far from the tree', I am sure she was a wonderful person. May you continue to provide her much nachas ruach Hashem with your teachings, and may she be a gutte g'betten for your family and all of klal Yisroel, to receive the geula sh'laima bb'm.

Only simchos,
Benny Reply

Anonymous Helsinki April 24, 2017

Baruc Daian Emes Reply

Ransom Place Greenwich CT April 24, 2017

What a wonderful blessing to have had Joyce Freeman for a mother. An equal blessing is that your love goes with you rmother's soul. Reply

Jeanette Cohen Surrey April 24, 2017

May her memory be a blessing. Reply

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