Rabbi Uziel has had pneumonia now for four weeks. The illness has spread to his kidneys and lungs and placed him in a coma. Today he was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital and is hovering between life and death.I am an observant Ashkenazi Jew who normally prays at the local Chabad Shul at Bal Harbour. This Shabbos I will be joining Rabbi Uziel’s congregation for Friday night services and for Seudat Shlishit as an act of compassion and solidarity during their suffering. I hope my presence can make a difference.
I urge all Jews, regardless of background or differences, to pray for the immediate recovery of Rabbi Chaim Yosef Uziel Ben Estrella. You should include him in your prayers and say tehillim for him -and give tzedakah in his merit. Also please dedicate your Shabbos prayers to him as well. Non-Jewish friends and supporters of Israel and the Jews are also encouraged to participate in prayer for the Rabbi as well.
I hope we can make a difference in terms of saving Rabbi Uziel’s life. This way when his wife gives birth shortly to their ninth child, he will be alive to witness the birth of his ninth child. The Rabbi’s children need their father, and his wife needs her husband.