How did Rebbetzin Sara Murik – the beloved, larger-than-life “Morah Murik” – live a life of such vast accomplishment and overflowing love? How did she care for thousands – and for every individual Jew? How did a little Yerushalmi girl become one of America’s most renowned Bais Yaakov educators?
Proudly wearing her school uniform, like every other Bais Yaakov girl under her care, Morah Murik rarely walked. “Our Morah in Uniform” raced and danced and sang through the corridors of the schools she founded, first in Chicago and later in Lakewood. For Morah Murik, no task was too small: Though principal of the school, she would wash the floors in the absence of the janitor. And no challenge was too large – not even the daunting task of founding a brand new school at the age of 70.
In this Inside ArtScroll episode, two of her grandsons, Rabbi Shragy Zeldes and Rabbi Shragi Malinowitz, share memories of their grandmother, describing her overflowing love for people and her joy and creativity as an educator. Morah Murik’s impact continues to be felt through a new absorbing, engaging ArtScroll biography, aptly titled Our Morah in Uniform, still teaching us to feel the strength of Hashem’s love for us, and helping us return that love to Him and to His children.
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