Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center
Pictured (R to L): Rabbi Elimelech Firer, chairman and founder of Ezra LeMarpeh; Yoel Har-Even, director of the International Department at Sheba Medical Center; Prof. Arnon Afek, associate director general of Sheba Medical Center; and Prof. Ehud Grossman, director of the Sheba’s internal wards.

Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer received his COVID-19 vaccine at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, on Sunday Dec. 20. His message to the public: Get vaccinated!

Rabbi Firer is the founder of Ezra LeMarpeh, a volunteer organization established in 1979 that provides medical guidance and assistance. He matches sick people with the appropriate hospitals, doctors and treatments for their illness.

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He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1997. He has an Honorary Doctorate from the Weizmann Institute (2002) and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Haifa (2008).

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