By COLlive reporter
Mrs. Henya Federman, Chabad Shlucha in the Virgin Islands, is currently being treated in a hospital in New Jersey, and her situation seemed to take a turn for the worse on Friday.
“It’s been a rough morning,” admitted her brother, Rabbi Elkana Shmotkin, Director of the JEM organization. He said that the family had been called to her hospital bed at the Acute Care Hospital in Lakewood.
On his mind, though, was a Jewish woman who had grown close to Federman while living in St. Thomas.
“Henya helped her learn that she is Jewish and she now lights Shabbos candles, and so do her daughter and sister. And she is part of a group of women who are doing Mitzvos for Henya.
“A couple of weeks ago, she scheduled to fly in to spend some time with Henya. As I was driving (to Lakewood), I remembered that she was coming.”
Rabbi Shmotkin let her know the situation and that Federman’s children and siblings were coming in, joining the husband Rabbi Asher Federman, who is by her side. The woman said she would be visiting nevertheless.
By the time the woman arrived, Henya Federman’s situation had stabilized to a degree. At one point, the room was cleared out, and the woman was able to remain with Federman and speak to her.
A video of the Rebbe was playing on a screen in the room, and at one point, the woman suddenly heard the Rebbe say, “Henya, Henya.”
“Of all the Rebbe’s farbrengens – thousands of hours – there ‘happened’ to be playing a farbrengen, where between the talks, someone comes over to the Rebbe and asks for a bracha for a speedy recovery,” Rabbi Shmotkin related.
In the video, the man mentioned the name of the person who was ill and that he was “ben Henya” (the son of Henya). And then Rebbe clarified, “ben Henya? Henya?”
Rabbi Shmotkin said: “The message was loud and clear enough that this woman was able to hear it and say, ‘hey, what’s going on here’ that the name is being said by the Rebbe as she is sitting there in the room.”
He added that the family felt that “Hashem and the Rebbe were sending us a message during a day like this that you’re being thought of and that they care about us, and that everything is going to be fine.
“Baruch Hashem, things have been stabilized since,” Rabbi Shmotkin said. “Hopefully, we are in a better place and this is the roughest it will ever get. and from here on hand, we will only have miracles.:
Her family requested to continue to say Tehillim for Henya Rivka bas Bracha Devorah Leah for a miraculous recovery.
Refua shelama krovo!
Amazing hashgocha that Henya was heard from the rebbe and who heard it. It was meant to be heard. Henya should have a refuah shlaima now
Im saying Henya Rivka bas brocha DL…..
Oh wow I’ve been saying just Henya every day. I had no idea they added Rivka. Thank you for letting us know.
BARUCH HASHEM!!! WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HEAR SUCH NEWS! ONLY BESUROS TOVOS!
Can someone (from the family) please clarify if her name is henya or henya rivka?
I’ve heard both versions.. not sure which is correct
the name Rivka was added
I just confirmed with a family member, they did add a name. Her name is Henya Rivkah bas Brocha Devroah Leah.
Davening every day and awaiting her full recovery quickly!!
רפואה שלימה בקרוב ממש ואריכות ימים ושנים טובות
Take a second to think. How many times does the Rebbe repeat a person’s mother’s name twice, loudly? The Rebbe’s every tenuah is to see and affect the future. This is one clear case. Indeed, all will be well. May there be techiya and comfort over their daughter, who is most likely a gilgul who came down to save their recovered child but who needs to be back soon, with techiya (the Rebbe goes to great length to explain that all gilgulim of a person will return, a different part of their neshomo sparking the rebirth of each and then… Read more »