In this month's Ask the Rabbi, Rabbi Eckstein answers two important questions: What is the security situation of Jews in Western Europe, and why is it so difficult for elderly Jews to make aliyah?
Tatiana was 29 and Valery 55 when they met and decided to marry. They devoted their lives to each other and eagerly awaited the day they would become parents. However, the years went by and a child was nowhere in sight. The couple consulted the best doctors and tried every type of treatment until finally, after 11 years of anticipation, Valerian was born. Tatiana's pregnancy was normal and nothing indicated any possible danger to her baby. But during the birth process Valerian was severely hurt – and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
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