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He Donated Kidney, Now Liver

Rare Kindness: Chabad Rabbi Ephraim Simon, who has donated his kidney, has now donated his liver in a procedure most hospitals won’t even allow. Full Story

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Curious
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Curious

BS”D How does the Rabbi go without a liver

Wow!
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Wow!

What a Chesed!!! Kol Hakovod!!!

Nice.
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Nice.

Refua Shleima to both of them.

Liver
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Liver

Its not the whole liver…its part of a liver…thank you

Beautiful
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Beautiful

Bought me to tears, so selfless. Very special. May you be blessed.

wow
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wow

I’m crying just reading this. What a special individual. wow may the brochos rain down upon your family

M.Kaminsky
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M.Kaminsky

In answer to number 1’s question,how does the donor live without a liver;the donor didn’t donate his entire liver;he donated one portion of his liver.

Wow
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Wow

Chessed upon chessed! I’m in awe! Speechless! Moved! This act alone should bring Moshiach for klal Yisroel

Sometimes you just have to be crazy
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Sometimes you just have to be crazy

This is so special. Totally shtus d’kedusha – holy insanity! May both men be blessed with excellent health from now on.
So beautiful

Hatikvah
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Hatikvah

This Rabbi is to me a person who has no comparable person to compare to. We know there have Rabbis who were martyrs and died to keep their faith. And Adam, through all of this and I know most of history and the times of dispare, showed us that you must have hope. That is one of several reasons that I have a special love for him and admire him. To Adam I wish Yasher Koach If we as people could do good things not remotely close to Rabbi Simon, we would live in a better world. It’s more difficult… Read more »

I'm bowled over!
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I'm bowled over!

This should bring Moshiach already!! Wishing all the brachos for a refuah shlaima to both men, and for fabulous, mitzvah-filled lives moving forward.

Support Rabbi Simon's Chabad house!!
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Support Rabbi Simon's Chabad house!!
So...Sorry have no adequate words
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So...Sorry have no adequate words

So holy….so pure…
Moshiach NOW

To #1
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To #1

Aside from them not taking the whole liver, the liver is the only organ that regenerates itself. Research shows that Rabbi Simon’s liver will grow back. It usually takes a few months for it to grow back to its full size.

We are so blessed
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We are so blessed

To have Rabbi Simon, as our Shliach and Rabbi, here in Teaneck, NJ. He is the epitome, of one who “walks the walk”.
-PH

Chrons
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Chrons

Doctors are giving meds that are not helping .
Many meds are being discontinued because of damaging side effects , including liver damage .and causing a low immune system that can bring on yene machloh , I have chrons Since teens , never took meds and doing fine at 72
Best to be relaxed and have bitachon eat right

So cool!!
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So cool!!

That is so cool I hope they’re both gonna get better soon

I am the Kidney & Liver Matchmaker in the story
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I am the Kidney & Liver Matchmaker in the story

Hi, everyone! I am the one who made Rabbi Simon’s kidney & now liver match! He is one of the most extraordinary of human beings I have known in my lifetime! Blown away! Anyhow – he ended up donating about 33% of his liver – his left liver lobe. Boruch Hashem the transplant was a huge success – and his liver recipient Adam Levitz was told that his liver function is as good as a 20 year old! Thank you Hashem! And thank you Menachem Posner of Chabad.org for writing such an awesome story!!!! Chaya Lipschutz Kidney Donor and Kidney… Read more »

Omg
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Omg

Moshiach will surely come very soon bc this is from heaven.

Need a kidney?  Or liver?
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Need a kidney? Or liver?

I have someone cleared to donate a kidney at Cedar Sinai & UCLA, but unfortunately, her recipient is now not able to have a transplant. If you anyone needs a kidney and with either hospital or willing to switch, please let me know. I also have a couple of people who also want to donate part of their liver. If you or someone you know who needs a liver donor, they can contact me as well. Hopefully more lives will be saved in the future and maybe as a result of Chabad.org & Collive posting it! Thank you so much!… Read more »

This is so amazing
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This is so amazing

I love men like this Rabbi who live truth and don’t just claim being willing to die for it.

with utmost admiration
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with utmost admiration

As a transplant recipient myself, I am so moved by Rabbi Simon and his family’s extreme generosity and mesiros nefesh. That his wife and children supported this is so extraordinary. You are the biggest inspiration ever- make it wear off on all of us! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Our Shliach
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Our Shliach

Rabbi Simon is our local Shliach I have been blessed to not only know him but be his Gabbai for about 13 years. If Rabbi Simon would have his way nothing would be written about him. The last Shobbos he was here before the surgery we gave him an Aliyah that he never wants. The whole shul rose Rabbi Simon didn’t want any of that kind of Kavod and seemed upset over it. — This is a person who is totally dedicated in this order Klal Yisroel , His family and His Chabad family.

I can hear the hoofbeats of the Moshiach...
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I can hear the hoofbeats of the Moshiach...

I just “spoke” to him via email yesterday, completely unaware of what had happened. I said, “You remind me of the movie, MONTY PYTHON IN SEARCH OF THE HOLY GRAIL. A knight has just been defeated by his foe. His legs and arms have been lopped off. All that remains are his head and his helmet. And he yells: “Come back here ya coward.” He even inspired one of our congregants, Danny, to donate his kidney, to another congregant, Uri, when he desperately needed a kidney…I am honored and privileged to have him as my Rabbi, even though I now… Read more »

An amazing mitzvah
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An amazing mitzvah

Rebbe, it’s as though you have saved the whole world. I am moved to tears by your kindness.

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