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Monday, October 25, 2010

An Update

A post should be up here later today, as dictated by RivkA.

Important: As opposed to yesterday (Sunday) -- today friends are welcome to visit RivkA, for short visits.

Also, please be understanding that you may have to wait a bit to see her (depending on the number of people in her room).

Please understand that family conversations with RivkA will take priority over visitors.

RivkA’s looking forward to seeing you!

And she specifically told me last night, "tell people to check the blog for updates."

On behalf of RivkA,


Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,RivkA


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the update. Every day I and so many others, I am sure, check for an update.

So glad to hear you are doing a bit better. Le'at, le'at may you gain koach to carry on, gathering strength from HKBH and gaining energy from all the positive thoughts, prayers, and messages from your many friends and admirers. Chizki v'imtzi! Sending you love and hugs from the UK.

Moshe, Y, MD, and A,
Our thoughts and prayers are also with you, as well as the help from friends and admirers near. Wishing you extra strength as well.

Take care, and gain strength from all of us out here.

University friend and since.

YajB (The Woolley MomMyth) said...

Love you, Dahlink!

Unknown said...

Dear Rivka,
I was at Hadassah today - and baruch hashem am better than stable - which also would have been great... Doctors are pleased...And I'm always thinking that I should be grateful to you for your positive energy and emuna that helps me keep going.
With hugs from Lisa - who wants to come see you

toby said...

Oh, I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling a bit better! We've been checking for updates here, and will continue to do so!

Keep strong!

Bernie said...

RivkA, I am so pleased that you are well enough to receive visitors. This is the best news I have heard in a few days.
I am keeping you in my heart and prayers always.....:-) Hugs

SuperRaizy said...

I'm so very glad that you are feeling a bit better!
Sending you lots of "happy, healing thoughts" from New York!

orieyenta said...

Thanks for the update Jameel!

RivkA - So glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. There are so many of us out here thinking and praying for you! Sending you many thoughts of love, strength, happiness, and health.

Leah Goodman said...

Dear Rivka,
I'm so glad you're doing better today! I was glad for the chance to see you yesterday, even if it was only to say hello and touch your hand. Lots of Love, Leah

Leah Goodman said...

PS. Hope someone enjoyed the bagels... and Rivka's mom gave me the name of someone in Modiin that she wanted me to get in touch with Gabriella something. I should have written it down. Jameel, if you could get that name for me again, please...

Robin said...

So glad your feeling a bit better today. Sending much love and strength to you and to your family.


Wendi said...

RivkA, you are so well loved. I just want to thank you for the way you have touched so many of us with your indomitable spirit. You are in my heart and in my prayers.
Wendi from North Carolina, USA

Bee said...

Rivka so pleased you are feeling a little better today, baruch hashem.

Now praying that you will start to feel a little better every day - you are amazing and you are in my thoughts constantly right now.

Jameel - thank you for the updates, like others I wait anxiously to know how Rivka is doing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better. Lots of love from Sde Boker.


Unknown said...

Dear RivkA - Just a quick note to let you know that I am thinking about you and sending you lots of love and healing thoughts. You have been an inspiration to me and so many others. You have also been the great mover behind Barnard's presence in Israel. and we're all holding you in our hearts.

With love and warm wishes,
Dorothy Denburg

Unknown said...

Thinking of you and praying for you.

Pleased to hear that today was better than yesterday.

Nadia & Kobi

Batya said...

RivkA, love and miss you. Your words and inspriration. Would someone please tell me what you were like before the cancer? I'm in awe of your energy and determination.
If I don't get to visit, I hope someone is printing these notes to you.

Abu Yair said...

Dear Friends,

We visited Rivka today. She remains hopeful and determined, but at this as of this afternoon there had not been an improvement in her condition.

I write this not to dampen your spirits, but only to clarify the seriousness of her situation, which regrettably is not showing good progress.

Even in her most difficult situation, Rivka reiterated that we must have positive thoughts about the future, but also said that the matter is no longer in her hands.

Noa said...

RivkA before cancer was remarkably the same as RivkA with cancer...the same feistiness, same determination, same "I can fix the world" attitude. I know as of lately (by that I mean 6 months or so) she's been more tired, but basically until recently RivkA is the same. This is a woman who can lead a La Leche League meeting, teach a swim class, guide a tour group, sell some Tupperware, actively parent 3 children and usually all in one day! Seriously, I once remember RivkA dropping off some Tupperware I bought from her at midnight!! At my wedding (my favorite RivkA story) she came, was mesameach the bride, with all her kids in tow, then went off to demonstrate in Gush Katif.

Jolie said...

Hi RivkA,

Sorry we keep missing you. Yesterday I was so glad you got a chance for some good family time. Although we didn't see you we got to get to know your friends Josh and Bat Tzion. Please know that the ladies of Ramat Beit Shemesh sd. all of sefer tehillim for your refuah sheleima Fri. night. And the local troops have been called out to daven for you. I hope you feel the results of rachamim from shamayim.

Bli neder we'll try again to visit, if you are up to it. I will have some jokes for you.

In the mean time know that we are pulling for you. We send you lots of love. You are an amazing, wonderful lady, and we are so happy that you are our friend!

I send you hugs and kisses.

Love, Jolie (and Tom, Yekutiel, and Rosie)

Anonymous said...

RivkA and family,
We do check the blog for updates. sending afectionate thoughts and praying for you.

ellen s said...

I hope Rivka received our message - we all at La Leche League International (oct. board meeting in chicago)spent a few moments - silent prayers from different faiths, 18 people sitting around the table from all corners of the globe - thinking positive thoughts and appreciation for all that you, Rivka have given. this blog is a testimony to that.
i certainly continue to pray.
Ellen S.

Rahel Jaskow said...

Dear RivkA,

I check the blog constantly for updates and hope to see you soon. I still owe you that footrub....

I'm sending you lots of love and good thoughts and prayers.

With much love,

norma demby said...

RivkA, I am thinking about you.

J said...

So glad that the prayers are giving you what (it sounds like) is just perfect right now- plenty of good visiting time with family and friends!

Thinking of you lots,


Andrea David said...

Just want you to know your cousin in Los Angeles is praying daily for you, Moshe, Y, MD and A. Please know your strength and spirit are still inspiration to so many. Thank you to Jameel for the blog updates.

Anonymous said...

RivkA and Family,
I have been with only spotty internet for the past month or so -and was saddened to read that you are in the hospital.. I wish you a refuah, nisim, comfort, and strength - for the whole family. Will be davening and looking for updates..
Aviva DouglenGoldberg(see, I remembered to leave off the "H" :) )

Baila said...


As always, thinking of you, glad you are able to have visitors and to spend some time with your loved ones.

(And thanks for the update, Jameel).

michele said...

Sending love.

Joe K. said...

RivkA - though I have rarely posted here, you and your family are a constant in our thoughts and tefillot.


Joey and Jennifer

Bernie said...

Keeping you in my heart and prayers RivkA, thinking of you today as always.....:-) Hugs

Anonymous said...

thinking of you and davenning. we have been in Israel this week - visited lots of holy places and davened for you at all of them.
sending warm thoughts - wanted to tell you how inspiring i have found your blog.

Mrs Belogski

Anonymous said...

Long time lurker sending tefillot and healing thoughts and wishing you well.

Anonymous said...

Another long-time lurker (and admirer) and follower of your truly inspiring blog. You are in my tefillos and thoughts. Best and warmest wishes. With love.

Moriah said...

Found my way here by way of Shirat Devorah. We're saying tehillim here for you here in Sacramento, Calif - the home of fruits and nuts ;~) May Hashem bless you, pour out His grace on you and fulfill your every need. Amen.