Friday, October 07, 2005
On Rosh Hashana his condition was pretty stable, with no major changes.
On Thursday and Friday we have seen some further progress, Baruch Hashem. On Thursday, one of the Rebbe's gabbaim helped the Rebbe Shlita put on tefillin, and his eyes were open for a good 5 minutes while they said Kriyas Shema out loud for him. At other times, he opened his eyes also for longer periods of time.
On Friday, he opened his eyes for much longer, and one of his daughters said that he recognized things and people as well. When asked where things hurt, he was able to point with his fingers at specific spots.
Someone in the hospital [Ichilov, Tel Aviv] said that he had come back from R. David Abuchatzera's [one of the Baba Sali's grandsons - who sees people in Nahariya] and that he had mentioned the Rebbe Shlita to R. David [that he needs a refua].
R. David responded, "Who is this Rebbe who has so much Ahavas Yisrael? Everyone mentions him to me - Chassidim, Litvishe, Sefardim, Mizrachi. I would like to see him...
This is heartening to hear, but our tefillos [prayers] are still needed.
Please continue to daven [pray] for:
Rebbe YISRAEL DAN ben RIVKA ZLATA
for a refua shleima - a full recovery.