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Instead of giving up and succumbing to this horrible illness, Yitzi has actually turned the illness into a blessing.
Typing only through eye movements, Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz gives and receives an outpouring of love
Rabbi Yitzchok “Yitzi” Hurwitz has spent most of his adult life spreading joy and light to others. Now, a group of professional singers, children and Israeli soldiers are sending some strong rays right back at him via a music video that has gone viral sin...
About Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz’s Amazing Inspiration
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 af...
An awesome music video in support of a rabbi with ALS
This beautiful song is performed by various music artists, and was written and composed years ago by Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz who is currently challenged with ALS and yet continues to inspire so many with his great joy and faith. (Music video was produced and ...
When time was our enemy
The three powers that the Jewish woman has been given help us to overcome our greatest challenges and adversaries. (A short talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto in 2015)
In honor of my father, Shmuel Shuchat
My father was diagnosed with ALS when he was 45. Even talking about it makes me tear up. Before doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, here is what I want you to understand about the people behind the illness.
What value is gained by dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head for a cause? Wouldn’t it make more sense to simply write a check in the first place?
A year ago, Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz and his wife Dini decided they would write a Torah. It was his 41st birthday, and he had just been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “We decided to start working really hard on this dream of his, so we...
Joy, prayer and hope for Rabbi diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease
It was terrifying not being able to breathe, while slowly fading with my thoughts racing.
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