Rachel Krishevsky, a woman who believed children to be a tremendous joy, died at the age of 99. Her direct descendants numbered over 1,400 at the time of her death and her family says she knew them all.
Krishevsky had four daughters and seven sons with her cousin and husband Yitzhak. Her eleven children produced 150 grandchildren who in turn begot over 1,000 great-grandchildren. When she died her great-great-grandchildren numbered in the hundreds.
She is remembered as a great woman, one of her grandsons, describes Grandma a God-fearing woman, and her door was always open to the homeless and poor near the market who were looking for a place to eat.