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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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An amazing mitzvah
January 10, 2019 5:25 pm

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

I can hear the hoofbeats of the Moshiach...
January 3, 2019 9:06 am

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 »

Our Shliach
January 3, 2019 6:47 am

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.

with utmost admiration
January 2, 2019 5:47 pm

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!

This is so amazing
January 2, 2019 2:10 pm

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

Need a kidney? Or liver?
January 2, 2019 12:36 pm

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 »

Omg
January 2, 2019 10:03 am

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

I am the Kidney & Liver Matchmaker in the story
January 2, 2019 9:54 am

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 »

So cool!!
January 2, 2019 8:29 am

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

Chrons
January 2, 2019 7:59 am

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

We are so blessed
January 2, 2019 7:09 am

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

To #1
January 1, 2019 11:05 pm

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.

So...Sorry have no adequate words
January 1, 2019 11:02 pm

So holy….so pure…
Moshiach NOW

Support Rabbi Simon's Chabad house!!
January 1, 2019 8:19 pm
I'm bowled over!
January 1, 2019 7:41 pm

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

Hatikvah
January 1, 2019 7:30 pm

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 »

Sometimes you just have to be crazy
January 1, 2019 7:13 pm

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

Wow
January 1, 2019 7:12 pm

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

M.Kaminsky
January 1, 2019 6:49 pm

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
January 1, 2019 6:27 pm

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

Beautiful
January 1, 2019 5:54 pm

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

Liver
January 1, 2019 5:32 pm

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

Nice.
January 1, 2019 5:31 pm

Refua Shleima to both of them.

Wow!
January 1, 2019 5:27 pm

What a Chesed!!! Kol Hakovod!!!

Curious
January 1, 2019 5:19 pm

BS”D How does the Rabbi go without a liver

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