By COLlive reporter
California Shliach Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz, who is battling ALS, and his wife Dina, had a personal and meaningful visit from famed Radio personality Dennis Prager and his wife Sue on Thursday.
The Pragers were accompanied by their friend Rabbi Simcha Backman, Shliach in Glendale, California.
On Friday, Prager, one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts, dedicated an hour of his nationally syndicated talk show to speaking glowingly and movingly of Yitzi and Dina to his millions of listeners.
“Yesterday I visited a man, a Rabbi in his 40’s, who has ALS; I didn’t know what to expect,” Prager said. “What I found was a hero and a heroine,” he said.
“I don’t get easily affected in the sense of awestruck, and I was awestruck by these two people, this man and his wife,” Prager continued, saying that the visit “was actually fun, and who would have expected to say that.”
“I have to tell you, I left uplifted… this man and his wife have done something remarkable, to be able to have a cheerful disposition after those circumstances…his humor and complete participation, thanks to this phenomenal computer, and his wife’s demeanor,” said Prager.
“I was so impressed with her,” said Prager referring to Dina, Yitzi’s wife, “I think I’m going to have her on the show.”
Dina Hurwitz said she is grateful to Rabbi Backman for his efforts and for the opportunity to meet the radio host whom she said both she and Yitzi have enjoyed listening to since they were teenagers.
“We know so much about him, that it was very gratifying to speak in person,” Dina Hurwitz told COLlive.”We are really grateful for the visit, and look forward to seeing them again,” she said.
During his Friday show, Prager also played part of “Shine A Little Light”, a song written by Yitzi and sung by Jewish music stars from around the world, and is now linking to the video directly from his website.
You can make a difference in the life of Rabbi Yitzi and his family by going to https://hurwitzfamilyfund.com/ and donate.
Dennis Prager talks about his visit with Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz: