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February 12, 2011

Rabbi Meir Schuster

Rabbi Meir Schuster, sheyichye The founder and chief recruiter for Heritage House, the haredi missionary youth hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem, is seriously ill.


I saw this message tonight:

Rabbi Meir Schuster, sheyichye Rabbi Schuster is quite ill – struggling with the effects of Lewy Body Disease, a rare degenerative condition with symptoms similar to both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. In the last 2 weeks, his condition has sadly deteriorated to the point where he now requires full-time in-patient care.

Unfortunately there has been a major down turn in R Meir’s condition in the past few hours, and his condition is critical. He is going in to major surgery within the next hour [this was on Friday] and the medical opinion has not been positive.

He has the best medical experts on the case. He needs our tefillos [prayers] immediately. Please circulate amongst the list of friends to daven [pray] and say Tehillim [psalms] for the next few hours [or even now, afterward] which are critical. The surgery is taking place in Sha’arei Tzedek.

His Hebrew name is Meir Tzvi ben Mirka


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You dig this dude?

This 'dude' as you so shamefully refer to is one of the most beloved Rabbis of our time. He has helped thousands of his fellow jews. We can only aspire to come close to his gracious and benovolent deeds. If only all the rabbis were like Meir Schuster the world would be a better place.

Shmarya only hates heredim that are crooks, thieves, rapists, perverts, assholes and the like

I to agree with you. I was perplexed because typically Shmarya espouses an anti-outreach viewpoint.

I can attest that Rabbi Shuster was 1000% honest. He worked tirelessly for the souls of the Jewish people with out taking any personel money or rewards from his work. He also never touched any boys, girls, women other than his wife or participated in any indecent behavior on the phone or in front of any computer. (Isn't it sad that this has to be added.)

Schuster is a Holy, Holy guy-but to be surprised that someone that is anti outreach would be a fan of the master of outreach?-uhh, welcome to what passes as liberal logic.-thinking is important, as long as it doesnt interfere with emotion.

Hey Mike,
I'm a huge fan of Rabbi Shuster, it was more a figure of speech to Shmarya. Sorry.


As always you do a wonderful service. Thank you for posting this.

answer the question Lippocrite-you constantly slam the institutions where Rabbi Schuster convinces people to go to, but him you love??-the logic, please-take your time-I know it's hard for you.

so, they started a website to help rabbi schuster at:

even if you don't contribute anything, they are collecting the stories of individuals who have considered themselves benefitted from him, and many may see this here, so

Once a rabbi was leaving a congregation. It was Parshat Noah, and the rabbi said, "Now I know how Noah must have felt ..." Hismembers asked, "What do you mean?" Said the rabbi,"Noah was the only good man of his time, for he was always surrounded by vilde chayas . . ."

Tthe same could also be said about Rabbi Meir Schuster.

Only a very little experience with Meir Schuster many years back but I remember him as a gentle, caring person.

May der Etbershter bless Rabbi Shuster.

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