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Worrisome News from Boston [Jul. 6th, 2009|09:39 pm]
sharonaf
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The Bostoner Rebbe, the religious leader in whose synagogue I grew up and who has advised my family and me for the last forty years and more, is currently in the ICU of an Israeli hospital, having suffered a heart attack and now facing deteriorating liver and kidney function.
I found out during work today, but managed to block it while I was there. Only now, having spoken to both Phillip and my mother about it, is it really hitting me.
The Rebbe is a very special person. I can only say that I pray he'll recover fully and be himself for many years to come. But I'm definitely scared. He is not a young man anymore.
Thanks, Yehoshua--his name is indeed Levi Yitzchak ben Sara Sasha. I appreciate the thought!
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[User Picture]From: tovaks
2009-07-07 02:31 am (UTC)
**Hug** My prayers are with him. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
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[User Picture]From: yehoshua
2009-07-07 02:40 am (UTC)
Do you remember what his Hebrew name for misheberachs is? I want to say Levi Yitzchak ben Sarah Sasha, but I wouldn't want to stake my life or his on it.
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[User Picture]From: kmelion
2009-07-07 05:58 am (UTC)
Other than being worried, how are you doing?
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[User Picture]From: thevortex
2009-07-07 08:51 am (UTC)
2nd!
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[User Picture]From: sharonaf
2009-07-07 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank God, ok. Fairly uneventful pregnancy so far, and due date is today. I'll let you all know when there's something to report in that department. Shlomo's getting bigger and stronger every day, and is delightfully verbal and obsessed with trains. And fish. And umbrellas. And a few other things. And Phillip's liking his work.
And I'm just tired and ready to go on leave. Maybe, maybe I'll finish getting everything ready at the office today and can start taking vacation days tomorrow...
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[User Picture]From: thevortex
2009-07-08 07:05 am (UTC)
Excellent. B'sha'a tova!

I would imagine that I am not the only member of Shlomo's adoring public that would love to see updated pics. ;)

Huzzah!

The Vortex
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[User Picture]From: musicallotus
2009-07-08 11:04 am (UTC)
I was thinking of you recently and was reminded that you were due around this time. Glad to hear all is well, aside from the news of your rabbi, and I hope that he makes a full recovery.

I will be glad to hear the news of your new little one when s/he arrives! Shlomo sounds adorable as always.


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[User Picture]From: debka_notion
2009-07-07 11:29 pm (UTC)
It's good to hear from you, although unfortunate that it's a cause like this. I just wanted to let you know that he's in my prayers, and that I did mention him at our noon devotions today at the hospital where I'm doing my internship- I only hope that it wouldn't trouble him or you too much, being prayed for in an interfaith context.
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