In a podcast interview ahead of Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz‘s birthday, both he, through his eye-controlled computer program, and his wife Mrs. Dina Hurwitz, shared about their struggles and successes. She also shared about an upcoming publication of his writings.
R’ Yitzi, known for being the life of the party, and his family were shluchim in California, leading a relatively normal life until Yitzi was diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2013. Despite the debilitating nature of the disease, Yitzi continued to compose music and divrei torah with the help of a special computer program. His wife Dina has been an incredible support throughout his illness, and has also shared their story with others in the hope of inspiring and providing comfort to those facing similar struggles.
Yitzi’s diagnosis was devastating, but he and Dina refused to let it defeat them. They have used their experiences to help others, and have been featured in various media outlets for their inspirational message of faith and resilience. While Yitzi’s condition is challenging, their love for each other and their strong sense of community have helped them to face whatever comes their way.
They currently live in Los Angelis, California, have 7 children and one adorable grandbaby.
Toward the end of the episode, Mrs. Hurwitz shared the exciting news that a collection of Rabbi Yitzi’s writing is in the works, and is set to be published soon in conjunction with Artscroll.
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Help support the Hurwitz family here: https://hurwitzfamilyfund.com/
Read R’ Yitzi’s Torah here: http://yitzihurwitz.blogspot.com/
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