Miriam Libenson

Boston, Massachusetts


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Of Rishon L'Zion, Israel, formerly of Brighton, MA, Oct. 16, 2004. Wife of the late Paul Libenson. Dear and devoted mother of Dr. Michael Libenson and his wife, Lois of Wellesley, MA and Rabbi Eli S. Libenson and his wife Suzy of Ramat Ilan, Israel. Beloved grandmother of Laurie Yablon and her...

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Miriam Libenson z"l was one of a kind - delightful to be with, always smiling, intellectually curious, culturally gifted, passionately dedicated to her Jewish tradition. Her entire life was a reflection of her profound commitments, and it was no accident that both of her sons dedicated themselves to careers of intensive Jewish communal service. She will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to be associated with her during her long and fruitful life.

It was a privilege to know Miriam and I'm moved to be participating in the Shloyshim Radio Program in her memory. My thanks to Mark David and Hasia Segal of The Yiddish Voice for originally bringing me together with such a wonderful person.

Dear Rabbi,
I was saddened to hear about the death of your mother; I'm sure that she was not just a great poet and commentator but a woman of valor...

My best to your entire family.

Janet Pearlman

Miriam Libenson, recording a presentation for The Yiddish Voice, late 1990's

On Nov. 17, 2004, on the occasion of Shloyshim (30 days) since the passing of our friend and former collaborator on The Yiddish Voice radio show, we will share memories of Miriam and hear recordings of her from past programs. Miriam Libenson was our radio program's resident poet as well as our main commentator on religious and Jewish-holiday matters. Our collection of her recordings are one of the crowns of our show's archives and are played regularly to this day. They were filled with Jewish...

I was greatly saddened to read of the passing of one of my favorite students, Miriam Libenson.
In the late Seventies, when I taught a graduate course at HC on Binyamin Tammuz and Leah Goldberg, Miriam and her friends were the most ardent and happy of students. They brought so much love and curiosity to the learning experience, that made it a pleasure for me -as a yung teacher- to come to work.
Michael, I shall miss her.