Skip to comments.Prayer Request
Posted on 02/12/2012 8:12:04 PM PST by Former Fetus
I have received an email from Binyamin L. Jolkovsky, Editor in Chief of Jewish World Review. He's requesting prayers for Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel, a rabbinic mentor of his. This is someone who has been more like a father to him, and is considered to be among the most prominent Orthodox rabbis in America. He was rushed to the hospital this morning and had emergency surgery.
In the words of Mr. Jolkowsky, every prayer is precious to the Almighty. The power of prayer is often spoken of. But those of us who truly believe in it, act on it.
Prayers for the gentleman’s health.
I have an ap on my Iphone/Ipad that enables one to send prayers that people receive at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. They then write them or print them out and put them in the Wall.
Along with my prayers, I will strive to do that tonight for this Rabbi when I get home.
Prayers up for Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel.
Job 12:10 ~ In his hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Numbers 23:19 ~ God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Exodus 15:26 ~ For I am the Lord that healeth thee.
May we soon learn that the Rabbi has been fully restored to health, to the Glory of God. Amen and Amen ...
I’ll be praying for Rabbi Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel’s successful surgery and return to good health.
Prayers for his prompt recovery.
Prayers said for Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel. May God have mercy and bring him to good health. I have placed him in Holy Mothers Immaculate Heart for safekeeping. God bless him.
May God bless Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel with healing and his doctors and nurses with wisdom.
My prayers for the Rabbi.
One prayer on the way as soon as can be done properly (from a Noachide, Unity type according to the First of the Seven Laws, no additives, hat on, standing, aloud, outdoors, rabbi’s name in full). Thank you.
Prayer ping for Rabbi Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel
May God hold him in His Loving Care & guide the hands of those who treat him to bring him back to good health.
Please Embrace this gentleman so he make a full recovery,Thank You Lord,Amen.
Prayers for Yisroel! Prayers also for family and friends.
Remembering the Rabbi in my prayers! Amen.
Thank You for the ping.
UPDATE: Rabbi ben Chana Tzirel is still in critical condition. Thanks for your prayers. Please, keep them going!
My Prayers once more.
UPDATE: Rabbi ben Chana Tzirel’s surgery was, thank God, successful. The family is grateful to all of those who praid for him. I told them they could count on the Free Republic prayer warriors!
Amen! Thank You for the Good News!
THANK YOU for the great news update! Thank YOU, God!
This is Rav Yisroel Belsky, the head of the Jewish religious school Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and renowned expert on Jewish law.
Thanks! I googled both names and found out that Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel is his name for Tehillim. I’m sorry, as a Christian I do not understand. Would you be so kind as to explain to me the reason for having 2 names? Is one of the names a title more than a “name”?
Thank you, God, for your mercy and kindness.
Jews traditionally did not have surnames. One was known by a given name, followed by “son of”/”daughter of” the father’s given name.
For certain purposes, such as praying for health, one is known as son/daughter of mother’s given name.
Rav Yisroel Belsky, whose father is Berel, would be called to read the Torah as “Yisroel ben Berel”. In praying for his health, his mother’s name, Chana Tzirel, is used. Thus “Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel”.
The term Jew, incidentally, is not an official designation. One is known as a ben/bat (son/daughter) of Israel.
That is some fabulous news.Thank you.
Thanks, that’s very interesting. Does it mean that Belsky is his regular surname, for non-religious business?
I am so happy for the family and Rabbi Tzirel. May God continue to bless him with health and recovery. I can only imagine that the family and friends feel like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders. Thank you for the update, FF.
Good evening my friends. This morning I was informed that there appeared to have been a setback in the recovery of Rabbi Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel. A few minutes ago I got yet another email informing me that he is now in critical condition. So, once more time I’m appealing to the FR prayer warriors to intercede for the health of the Rabbi. Thanks and God bless y’all.
Continued prayers for the Rabbi.
Prayers for the rabbi. Am sorry to hear of the setback, and pray he overcomes and is returned to full health.
Prayers up for the Rabbi.
Prayers up for the Rabbi.
And may it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen ...
[2:00PM EST] (Thursday, February 23rd, 2012)
Following an urgent request for Tehillim Wednesday afternoon, YWN has been informed that the situation by the Rosh Hayeshiva overnight was stable. His health condition remains critical and people should continue being Mispallel for Yisroel ben Chana Tzirel.
The talmidim of the Yeshiva in Eretz Yisroel are planning to gather together Friday morning Rosh Chodesh Adar at 9:15am at the Kosel HaMaaravi to say [Psalms] for a refuah for the Rosh Hayeshiva. Please notify any of your family in Eretz Yisroel who could possibly join them. The Sgan Menahel, Rav Efraim Glassman is in Eretz Yisroel at this time and will be there [...] to organize the Kinnus.
Rabbi Belsky, who is the Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaath in Flatbush, and one of the major Poskim in America, was rushed to the hospital by Hatzolah two weeks ago, after first suffering from a ruptured esophagus, and a collapsed lung. He also went into cardiac arrest while in the hospital, and has since undergone a few procedures.
(YWN Desk NYC)
Thanks for the update.
BTW, doesn't CHAIM mean "life"?
One thing I DO know is that Chaim means life. It also has a connection to the number 18, but can’t remember. Maybe the symbol in Hebrew is the same?
Prayers will continue .. as you say, Lord’s will be done.
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