Father After 30 Years: “We Will Continue to Be at the Hospital”


Matzav.com reported yesterday that after thirty years of marriage, Rabbi Yitzchok Meir Peretz and his wife, Sima, welcomed their first child, a daughter, born at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim.

Now, shortly after the big simcha was celebrated, Reb Yitzchok Meir proclaimed that he and his wife, residents of the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Yerushalayim, will continue their avodas hakodesh and chesed at Hadassah Ein Kerem, where for decades they have been providing food, drink and other items for patients each Shabbos.

Members of the various departments at the hospital were elated upon hearing news of the birth to the couple, both age 49.

Hadassah Director Zeev Rotstein met Reb Yitzchok Meir at the hospital after the birth and excitedly wished him mazel tov.

“Your acts of kindness for so many patients and their families over the years have not gone unnoticed,” Zeev commented. “You have chosen to implement in practice the vision of Hadassah, which is giving to and having compassion for all people.”

The rov of the medical center, Rabbi Moshe Klein, who knows the Peretzes well and works closely with Reb Yitzchok Meir every weekend, said that the joy over the birth is the biggest news out of the hospital. “There is no describing the happiness felt by everyone who has visited the hospital this week. Reb Yitzchok Meir, you represent the symbol and example of dedication and volunteerism. It is no coincidence that the birth took place the week when we read about the zechus of Avrohom and Sarah to excel in hachnosas orchim and chesed.”

Rabbi Klein asked Reb Yitzchok Meir if he can continue to visit on weekends and Yomim Tovim as he has done for 25 years, and he indeed agreed to “continue to engage in activities on behalf of everyone in the hospital.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Mazel tov! May the parents be zoche to bring their daughter up to Torah, chupah, and maasim tovim b’simcha v’chol tuv and see doros yesharim!


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