Jewish Musicians Unite To Perform Song Written By Man With ALS

Despite facing one of life’s most difficult challenges, Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz continues to inspire all those who come in contact with him to greater joy and faith. Diagnosed four years ago with bulbar onset, a dreaded form of ALS, “Rabbi Yitzi”, as he is affectionally known, is now 95% paralyzed and no longer able to speak or breathe on his own. Before his diagnosis, Rabbi Yitzi, his wife Dina and their seven children, were Chabad emissaries in Temecula, California for 14 years. As this song began to make its way outside of the family and reach the ears of the Jewish music industry, a wave of positive reaction to the song formed into an idea to create a music video honoring Yitzi and sharing his song and its message with the world.

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Published: August 19, 2016
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