Henny Machlis: A Truly Kind life changing inspired Jewish Woman

Amazing #inspired people, Rabbi shlita and Rebetzin ZTL Machlis . Sincere BDE, as I was at the Shivah today, and we all couldn’t stop crying, as the Avraham and Sarah of our generation are in mourning. I gave over a story or 2 for a new book about Henny Machlis ztl. May there be a comfort to the #Machlis family and all yisrael with kindness and donations of appreciation from us all!
They Changed my life and I know the Rabbi and his holy wife’s legacy will change many more! http://www.machlis.org/

What qualified Henny Machlis, who passed away this past Friday at the age of 58, as one of the world’s greatest Jewish women?

Jerusalemites would say it was her cooking for and serving up to 300 guests every Shabbos in her cramped Jerusalem apartment. The guests – almost 150 for the Shabbat night meal and over 100 for the Shabbat day meal – ranged from curious tourists and university students to lonely widows and singles to drunks and mentally ill people who considered the Machlis family’s love and warmth more delectable than even their ample food. Henny cooked 51 weeks a year (except only for the week of Pesach) from her tiny kitchen. Starting as newly-weds 35 years ago, the Machlises’ open Shabbos table expanded gradually over the years until the overflow of guests had to be seated in the courtyard and outside the front door. Henny’s great dream was to enclose the courtyard so guests could sit there even in the winter. Alas, she never lived to see her dream’s fulfillment.

credit: Joan Roth

The Machlises’ chesed was not restricted to Shabbat. Homeless people slept on their couches, some for weeks at a time, and those whose mental instability might have endangered the Machlises’ fourteen children were accommodated in the family van. When Rabbi Mordechai Machlis would leave for work as a teacher in the mornings, he would know how many van guests he had by the number of shoes in the windshield.

For those who gauge greatness by the level of selflessness a person attains, Henny also scored off the charts. At her funeral her oldest son Moshe recalled how, after he got married and moved away to start Kollel (full-time Torah learning), his mother encouraged him: “If you ever aren’t making it financially, tell me and I’ll sell my jewelry.”

“Ima,” Moshe called out in a tearful voice, “you forgot that you didn’t have any jewelry. They had all been stolen by the guests over the years. And your diamond ring – you loaned it to someone twenty years ago, and never got it back.”

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About Midnightrabbi inspired aka Eli Goldsmith

Midnightrabbi inspired aka Eli Goldsmith, is originally from a well-known family, in the music biz and entertainment industry, from London, has transferred his upbringing and talents to be at the cutting edge of culture and Jewish talent hosting events for many programs. He studied in England at John Lyons School Harrow, Woodhouse College and Sussex University! Continuing his education in Israel, Talmudic Law and group council at Ohr Somayach, Kollel Aiza Birah and Kollel Boston, in Derech Hamelech and Rabbi in 6 well known programs where was named honorably the Midnightrabbi by the beloved students themselves, He has rounded off his outlook with a large breath of wisdom including the "7 habits" from Stephen Covey to become the “10 habits” practical business successful approach. Working as a Consultant in the well-known Charity these past 4 years, the Jaffa Institute and sister program the Bet Shemesh Educational Center is where he honed his talents as office management and consultancy and formed his special bond with many special people worldwide. Recently working as a Consultant and Office manager of UKA United Kashruth Authority with professionalism and Kosher Certification! And as a Counselor at Retorno the LARGEST JEWISH DRUG REHAB center in the world. Eli was excitedly consulting @Grantwatch.com as Customer Service Executive updating their Social media and @Student Services at MJI Institute. Eli Goldsmith is currently looking for new opportunities to inspire. Eli is near Jerusalem with his wife and 6 beautiful children. Contact 972-53-317-5856 Email - umuse613@gmail.com

One response to “Henny Machlis: A Truly Kind life changing inspired Jewish Woman”

  1. Midnightrabbi inspired aka Eli Goldsmith says :

    Reblogged this on midnightrabbi inspires! and commented:

    Talking about kindness and the need for Good news.

    I have a special cause very close to my heart and I’m looking for a kind donation from one lucky benefactor of ₪6000, $1800 or £1200 asap.

    I have the details on my email umuse613@gmail.com. May we all blessed with abundant blessing in our work, home and all we do #inspired. Sincere hugs From eli and family and friends תשעו בסד

    Sincere comfort to the Machlis family and all of us who have been touched by them and weren’t yet meritorious. Big❤ from Eli Goldsmith and family – 0533175856

    https://www.midnightrabbi.com

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