Chicago’s Rabbi Vernon Kurtz recently toured an advanced catheterization lab at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem, unaware that weeks later he’d be their patient

A Bump in the Road
by Rabbi Vernon Kurtz
August 25, 2019

A rather startling thing happened to me on my way to write a blog of our visit with our grandchildren to Mt. Herzl during Herzl week (I’ll write that another time.) I had a heart attack. Sunday morning, July 28, I came home after attending morning minyan and told my wife, Bryna, that I had some pains in my chest and right arm. We called our Kupat Holim provider, Maccabi, who told us to get right over there. Fortunately, the office was two minutes from my home in Jerusalem and I was there in no time. My doctor, a nurse and a room was immediately set aside for me. READ MORE

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