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Monday, November 1, 2010

The Blogosphere Remembers RivkA

The JBlogosphere (world of Jewish bloggers) has a weekly roundup of interesting and noteworthy posts called "Haveil Havalim" which has been going on for more than 5 years.

This week, the founder of Haveil Havalim, the Soccer Dad blogger, dedicated this week's "Haveil Havalim" in its entirety to RivkA's memory, and compiled a list of blogs (though not exhaustive) that remembered RivkA over the past week.

The RivkA memorial tribute: Haveil havalim #288 - the good name edition

Additional Tributes:

Memories of RivkA
, by a Mother in Israel
The Eternal Optimist, by Brian Blum/Israelity-21c

More will be posted...

Reminder: Davening (prayer times) & Shiva (family condolences) at RivkA's home:

Shacharit at 7 AM
Mincha at 4:40 PM
Arvit at 5:20 PM

During 12 - 3 PM every day the family will be on a break, so please do not come during those hours.

Visitors should not come later than 9:30 PM, to allow the family for private time as well.

If you need directions to the shiva, you can contact me at muqata@gmail.com

Update -- The following request originally appeared last week in the comments section, and we're reposting it now, open to all. Not just bloggers...but anyone who was positively impacted by RivkA.
RivkA has asked me to compile a book.

She would like her friends to write about any positive impact she has had on your life, any way in which she has touched your life.So, get... thinking, and get writing, and please EMAIL me your contributions, under the heading: "Written for RivkA."

It doesn't have to be long, but it can be as long as you want it to be.



May RivkA's family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Please daven (or send happy thoughts) for the memory of RivkA bat Yishaya HaLevi.

With love and optimism, RivkA's family


Ariela said...

Jameel - thank you so much for all the work you are putting into ths - you are a really good friend to the Matitya;s/
Are you still planning on uploading the video of the hepedim to the blog?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Hi Ariela - I am waiting to discuss with the family before posting.

Could be another day or two.

Ariela said...

I went to pay a shiva call today. I thought to go to comfort RivkA's family members, but was comforted by them instead. I am not sure why I was so comforted by the experience - perhaps because they all seem so loving and comfortable with one another. Perhaps because I got a chance to talk about RivkA and hear new stories about her.

Jameel - of course

Anonymous said...

I just received this change re: shiva hours:
At the Matitya family's request, the shiva hours have been changed:

The family would like to eat/rest between 12:00-15:00 and 18:30-19:30 (i.e. no visitors at these times). Also, no visitors after 22:00 pm. Thank you.

Batya said...

Jameel thanks and thanks to "a" for posting the shiva hour changes.
You should also post when they're getting up.
Tizku l'mitzvot

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Batya; They are concluding shiva after mincha on Friday (12:30 PM)

The blog is now updated, and I added the hespeidim.

Laura said...

how beautiful this is...I only read Rivka's blog occasionally but always felt inspired by her courage and sweet neshama.

Anonymous said...

I ran into this blog which has a post about rivkA.


Yosef W.