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Friday afternoon update from Eve

Friends, you are visiting this site because you have heard that Reb Zalman experienced a health crisis while here on the East Coast at Elat Chayyim.
Briefly, here is what happened:
  • contrary to rumor, there was no fall
  • Reb Zalman was visibly increasingly ill, following the Shavuot retreat, until we made the judgment call to get an ambulance and take him to the Emergency Room at the nearby Sharon Hospital
  • after stabilizing him, the ER physician got the ambulance to bring him to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut
  • where he was placed in the Intensive Care Unit on Monday, and remained until today
  • in the ICU, he was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and other complications
  • he received some serious treatment, and, thank G-d, was transferred out of ICU to their Cardiovascular unit this afternoon

We tremendously appreciate all the expressions of love and concern, and the generosity that we have received from so many of you.
We are focused now and concentrated on resting and healing.
We not only find ourselves unable to respond to calls and emails---we cannot even answer and open them.
We will try to keep you all updated on CaringBridge as often as possible.  We will read the messages that you leave there when we can.

Meanwhile, Reb Zalman requests that you respond to this emergency in the traditional Jewish way:  
tzedakah, and prayer for Meshullam Zalman Hiyye ben Chaya Gitl and Shlomo ha-Kohen

I thank you all so very much for your outpouring of concern and care; it helps to know that we are not alone.

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Bezalel Naor
By Bezalel Naor
Refu'ah shelemah, hahlamah mehirah! Yehi!
judith ansara
By judith ansara
We are with you in mind and heart Reb Zalman and Eve. And on this Father's day, we are particularly grateful for the love and humor and deep wisdom that has poured out of you with such boundless generosity. With love and blessings- Judith & Robert
tmimah ickovits
By Rabbi T'mimah Ickovits
May you breathe easily, be nourished by your breath and continue to be inspired and inspiring. You both are in my heart and prayers,
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Sylvia Boorstein
By Sylvia and Seymour Boorstein
We are holding you in our hearts with love.
Sylvia and Seymour
Lois Rubin
My Dear Rebbe
You have Blessed me & so many others with your Wisdom , Guidance, Prayers & Love. Now it is an enormous privilege for me to Bless you with Prayers of Healing, Protection, Love & Light.
We send you our deepest & most sincere Prayers.
We also send Prayers to Eve & your family & your Medical Team. May you all receive strength & Nourishment from your loving Community.
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Guy Tavor
By Guy Tavor
Praying for your complete health.
Barbara Woolley
By Barbara Woolley
Sending love, healing and light.
Leslie Goldman
By Leslie Goldman
I remember Reb Zalman you having pneumonia many years ago when I took your photo at Rabbi Stan Levy's house. You got well. I see you getting well again.
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Allison Bell
By Allison Bell
Sending much love and prayers for speedy recovery.
Anne Brener
By Rabbi Anne Brener
You are in my prayers, heart, and mind. I send love to both of you.