Wife of late Lubavitcher rebbe’s key aide dies

Devorah Krinsky had been involved in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement since childhood

JTA — Devorah Krinsky, the wife of Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, secretary to the late Lubavitcher rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, has died.

Krinsky, of Brooklyn, died Friday night after the kiddush was recited at her bedside with her family present, according to Chabad.org. She was 74.

Krinsky’s childhood home was a center for early Chabad-Lubavitch activities in the United States in the late 1930s and 1940s, and she was raised with a deep commitment to Chabad-Lubavitch.

She was among the first students to study in Beth Rivkah, the Lubavitch girls’ school, in the early 1940s.

Immediately after their marriage in 1957, her husband was selected to work in Schneerson’s office. He remains the chairman of the educational and social services divisions of the Worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

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