FAR ROCKAWAY (Yaakov M / VINnews) — A one year old baby has recovered from a coma after suffering cardiac arrest, b’Chasdei Hashem. The boy’s miraculous recovery took place after a renowned Chassdish Rebbe gave him a bracha, and suggested that his father take on a kaballah to not speak during davening.
Rabbi Yanki Levitin (whom I personally know), a Rebbi in Far Rockaway and the Boys’ Division Head at Oorah’s ‘The Zone’ camp, described the miraculous experience this week (recording below).
On Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar, Rabbi Levitin’s family walked from Bayswater to Far Rockaway, while his one-year old son (a twin) remained home. At one point, a Hatzalah member came to the home they were visiting and told R’ Levitin that he should come in the car immediately and bring his cell phone.
When he got there the scene was chaotic. Twelve Hatzalah members were working on his baby, and he was told to stay away from the scene, and the situation was dire.
His son, who had suffered from feeding issues, had choked on a piece of watermelon. He went into cardiac arrest for 5-6 minutes. B’Chasdei Hashem the first responders were able to resuscitate him, however he remained critical for several days. Rabbi Levitin was told that al pi derech hateva, the baby would not survive.
Rabbi Levitin recounted on “Kol Mevasser” hotline that while he was in the hospital the first few days, the situation was very “dark”. “We were thinking to ourselves, that we would be one of those parents who lost a child.”
The following Wednesday, the boy was still comatose. Then R’ Levitin saw a Chassidishe man whom he could tell was a Rebbe. His wife told him to go ask for a bracha.
It turned out to be the Spinka Rebbe from Williamsburg. He asked the Rebbe for a bracha for his son’s refuah, and the Rebbe took his hand very warmly, and told him that his son will be zoche to refuah in the zchus of the Torah.
Rabbi Levitin went further, asking the Rebbe what kabbalah he could accept upon himself in the z’chus of his son. The Rebbe replied that if he accepted to never speak during davening, from the beginning to the end, he would see a complete salvation. (He added that this is based on the segulah of the Tosfos Yom Tov.)
Rabbi Levitin explained that while he is careful to not speak during davening, even at times when it’s permitted (unless there is a need), he was still highly reluctant. In his position at The Zone camp, Rabbi Levitin sometimes finds it necessary to speak.
However he accepted the kabbalah. He returned to their room, and right then, they miraculously got amazing CAT Scan results, showing the child’s brain was fully functional, with zero brain damage. After that everything began to improve. The baby began to breathe on his own and continued to quickly recover.
The boy then awoke from his coma, and through the infinite Rachamim of Hashem, he is expected to have a full recovery. He is home and 100% functional. This was an unspeakable miracle, and Rabbi Levitin credits his acceptance to never again speak during davening, which is not easy.
According to reports, since the Covid pandemic, the Spinka Rebbe has been extremely stringent regarding speaking during davening, with zero tolerance.