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Following @ Isaac Moses, I searched for Rebbetzen * zt-l and found: Rebbetzin Kanievsky ZTL in the Rebbetzin Bluma ZTL in Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan ztl in Rebbetzin Batsheva Esther Kanievsky, zt”l in … Rebbetzin Chana Weinberg, zt'l in It is clear that zt"l is used for ...


If you search Google for "Mrs. * ZT-L", you'll find many instances of this honorific used for couples, and a few for women. Here are some examples of it used for women by various Jewish news or public relations outlets: regrets to inform the community of the petirah of Mrs. Chaya Bobrowsky, zt’l, grandmother of Reb Yoni Adler. ...


According to wikipedia, Zt"l is used for men as well as women. If I recall correctly, when Rebetzin Kamenetzki, wife of Rav Binyamin Kamenetzki died, about 4 months ago, many of the local articles and newspapers referred to her using Zt"l. Perhaps, a Chaba"d-nick can verify if this term is used regarding Rebbetzin Chaya Schneerson.


On only 1 knee is less than really kneeling. It's on a stool rather than on the ground or stone floor. It could be considered as a gesture to make it easier for a vertically challenged sovereign to pass the sword over his head – protecting his neck and ears. It is as more theatre than religious ritual.

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