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Ep. 7: The Rabbi Who Was One Of Country’s First ‘Dual Donors’

In Episode 7 of Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier, Rabbi Efraim Simon of Teaneck, New Jersey and Long Islander and father of three Adam Levitz tell the story of how Simon’s liver donation saved Levitz’s life. Simon had once saved a father of 10 by donating his kidney to him, but wanted to become a “dual donor,” despite the risks and the reluctance of many hospitals to do the surgery. They were assisted by a woman known as “The Kidney Matchmaker.”

Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier is producing a series of moving, beautifully produced, sound-rich and often surprising stories of Chabad shluchim and the people they inspire in every corner of the world. 

To pitch a story for our podcast about Chabad emissaries email us at podcast@lubavitch.com.

Comment 1
  • Was crying!
    So inspiring.

    Thank you .
    PS All the podcasts are so well done .
    Keep up the good work

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