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Family of ‘French Twin’ Pleads For Public Support

The family of Yisroel Gurion, who entertained thousands as one of 'The Twins From France,' is speaking out about his struggle with mental illness and his current imprisonment instead of medical treatment in a hospital. Full Story, Video

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A message to rochel
February 22, 2021 8:27 pm

the medical term is called schizophrenia which can be treated iyh! May hashem give you the strength to overcome this challenge and bring light back light into your life as much as your husband has made so many yidden happy and brought life into their lives. Amen! A message to the public: THIS is going on in our community on a DAILY BASIS! And people take this “normal” or taboo. Why are such situations considered normal and when people don’t agree to wear a mask or get vaccinated ONLY THEN do people scream?! Only when its affecting the body but… Read more »

The medical term is Bipolar Disorder (type 1)
Reply to  A message to rochel
February 22, 2021 9:38 pm

Mania is often accompanied by psychosis, it’s not unusual. Please let his wife (who seems incredibly knowledgeable about this topic) speak for herself.

Reply to  The medical term is Bipolar Disorder (type 1)
February 23, 2021 9:46 am

Often schizophrenia and bipolar depression can be similar in systems. It’s up to a physiatrist to diagnose and help his patient. Either way, both diagnoses need medication to help keep their chemical imbalance balanced.

If a family was given a diagnoses with a medication regiment that works, there is no need to contradict that doctor.

May Yisroel get the help he need to keep on being the great person he needs, and may this be the eye opener the community needs to reduce the mental health stigma!

February 22, 2021 8:33 pm

He has brought such joy to all of us. May Hashem bless him with a refuah sheleima immediately. We need him.

So sad please donate!!
February 22, 2021 8:35 pm

We love you Yisroel

Donating now
February 22, 2021 9:00 pm

Sending so much love and strength.

Oh my!!!
February 22, 2021 9:10 pm

Cannot even begin to imagine the pain you and your husband and children are going through. You are so brave and strong. May Hashem bring salvation to you, your husband and your beautiful children.

I fully relate
February 22, 2021 9:51 pm

I too was diagnosed with bi polar when I was 16 and had two major manic episodes since then.

February 22, 2021 9:59 pm

Sending much love to you.
Hope the necessary funds are raised so you can have your family back once again.

You are NOT ALONE!!!
February 22, 2021 10:18 pm

May Hashem REMOVE your husband’s matzsif IMMEDIATELY! & w/ the RIGHT REFUAH! (& do not think this is
an “isolated incident” in our community! MANY suffer w/ Mental Illness, & it is no more a person’s “choice”, than having a “physical” disease!) Please GIVE GENEROUSLY! There by the Grace of Hashem go we! (Or our loved ones chas v’chalila!) Our community needs to have TOLERANCE & RACHMUNIS! Ad Mosai! Moshiach NOW!😥

I'm sorry to hear
February 22, 2021 10:26 pm

Will def daven for yisroel
BezH he will be healthy and home soon

You’re so brave
February 22, 2021 10:35 pm

Just by speaking publicly about a psychotic illness is doing good in this world. It happens in this community more than people think and we have to break the negative stigma. It’s an illness like any other and should be treated as such.

Thank you
February 22, 2021 10:46 pm

Thank you for bringing your story to the public. Thank you for allowing us to participate in his refuah. Wishing him complete refuah and yeshuah, and wishing you a wonderfully happy and healthy life together biz hundret un tzvantsig.
Moshiach Now!!

Monsey, Williamsburg etc...
February 22, 2021 11:53 pm

Just a suggestion, I understand Yisroel may he be well soon BH, is from our community but maybe this fund should also be advertised by the communities of monsey, Williamsburg etc.. where his performances were much loved and very much enjoyed. I have no doubt that they would give generously

Kudos for the bravery
February 23, 2021 12:20 am

Very difficult condition. Everyone, including COL, very brave for facing this honestly. Hopefully others will get past the ignorance and social stigma to reach out for help.

Your so brave and strong!!
February 23, 2021 2:18 am

May Hashemi give you all koach and health and much happiness together!!!

High School friend
February 23, 2021 2:33 am

Rochel we love u and care for u and your family! This is a very hard situation, iyh u will c a miracle and an amazing change for the good. Pls post with good news very soon. Wishing u much strength.

Doesnt seem fair to me
February 23, 2021 3:20 am

(Who are we to question what H’ does?but) That a person that made thousands of kids and people happy, its not with his kids and very important, with his wife to make them happy. ה’ , Where is the מידה כנגד מידה? ולא יחרץ כלב לשונו כתיב, וה’ אינו מקפח שכר כל בריה.. I will add on tzedaka on his merit right now (because im not on a position that i could really have a impact finantially (yet?) ) and say a tehillim כמנהגן הטוב של ישראל. May the family see the revealed good in all this story and immediately,… Read more »

Message to Mrs gurion
February 23, 2021 5:54 am

I sent a donation but really what I’d like to send is a loud message of support and hope to Mrs gurion who is fighting for her husband … be strong continue being brave .. there is help and healing and it will take time … just give it time and soon you will look back to see how far you your husband and your kids have come … may Hashem bless all of u !

Reply to  Message to Mrs gurion
February 23, 2021 1:14 pm

There is a link in his fund to help her to take care of their children. You can donate to her as well

Just my feelings
February 23, 2021 8:20 am

Justice stinks!!!!!!! Unfortunately in the United States the government does not look at this mental illness I think it’s very sad & disgusting that the government is not looking at this mental illness. I remember Yisroel & his twin they are very Aidel guys. They bring so much joy to us when they did/or do their shows. Hashem why why why….. Just my feelings what & how the dirty government looks at. Shame Shame Shame on the U.S. Government & the supreme court. Hashem please please help…….my prayers are in so that Yisroel can get out of prison, & he… Read more »

February 23, 2021 9:52 am

As someone that struggles with Mental health issues I just donated and feel for this young lady (and family). she is so strong for speaking up and dealing with it.

wat i feel
February 23, 2021 10:10 am

so sad may he stay heathy

February 23, 2021 11:45 am

I think as a community we fail those who are struggling, we wait for things to get so far gone b4 helping. We can all be more kind and teach our kids to be kind as well!

With you
February 23, 2021 3:03 pm

Hashem should give you much strength to pull through this. My heart cries for you. It takes tremendous strength to come out and speak openly about this, though it is no different when someone is not well r”l with another physical illness. Mental illness IS a physical illness!!
May Hashem have רחמנות on klall Yisroel and end all this suffering with the coming of Moshiach Now,,!!!

Sending love
February 23, 2021 4:13 pm

I have been through something similar with a family member. May Hashem give you lots of strength and a Guelah Protis for Yisroel and your family!

February 23, 2021 9:10 pm

We love you Rochel! You’re an incredibly strong and inspiring wife or mother, May HaShem bless you with so much strength and to have your husband healthy back at your side so quickly!!!

Yaakov Golem
February 23, 2021 9:17 pm

CPL 730 exam . Pate Standard NYS . If he has proof of a known accepted psychiatric illness he can be found innocent due to the” lack of the capacity to understand what he did was wrong”. Organic psychosis from a medical condition and or medications also can be considered. A CPL 730 is a pre trial compentcy exam done by two qualified psychiatrist s in NYS. Your attorney must present all your husband’s medical psychiatric records to the trial judge. I am a para legal and ironically went through this and survived. Research NYS court of appeals and Appeals… Read more »

February 23, 2021 9:49 pm

Action speaks the loudest. I am willing to give a donation to this person. That is the 1st step in my prayers for his refua shlaima that he will be able to get back to be med compliant and normalize his life.

Jewish name please
February 24, 2021 2:32 pm

Does anyone know his full name to daven for him?

Reply to  Jewish name please
February 28, 2021 10:08 am

Yisroel Shimon ben Adit Rochel

The name to daven for is
February 24, 2021 7:46 pm

The public is asked to daven for Yisroel Shimon ben Adit Rochel

February 24, 2021 11:41 pm

Is anyone able to verify this? There is no public arrest record for anyone with the last name Gurion nor is there such a person that can be found via inmate lookup for NYC or NYS.

It’s spelled Gourion
Reply to  ShimonShak
February 25, 2021 6:42 pm

That’s why

It’s spelled Gourion
Reply to  ShimonShak
February 25, 2021 6:43 pm

Israel Gourion

You are so brave!
February 28, 2021 6:10 pm

I don’t know you Rochel, But you are a BRAVE BRAVE woman. Hashem should bless you and your family with a complete Yeshua!