Several months ago, father-of-eight Rav Yaakov Koritz of Ramat Beit Shemesh had a serious heart attack. The doctors said it looked like he was going to make it.
But his organs started failing one by one.
Rav Koritz tried his hardest to stay strong for his beloved family. When his condition was deteriorating, the Lelover Rebbe shlita came to visit him in the hospital. They sang niggunim of hisorerus for over an hour together to stay strong in emunah and bitachon.
But it was not meant to be. On the 26th of Av, while his children were visiting him in the hospital, the 47-year-old tzaddik passed away. Click here to help the almanah>>>
In the weeks preceding his death, the holy R’ Koritz somehow knew that his time was coming. During his time in the hospital he wrote letters to his family for them to open after his death. Below is a letter to one of his sons:
“To my dear and beloved Elimelech, It should be Hashem’s will that you are successful in your Torah learning and rise higher and higher with new strength. Mommy and I should merit to have much nachas d’kedusha from you. With Hashem’s help you should soon find your proper zivug.
Rav Koritz leaves behind 8 children and a young Rebbetzin mother who is now completely at a loss as to how to do it all alone. They need us. They need you. Please, please donate generously here to help cover their basic expenses as they recover from this tremendous loss.