Moshe Feiglin’s son wakes up from two-month coma

16-year-old David Feiglin was in a car accident; “I have become less critical of people,” says his father.

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
October 1, 2010 02:50
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feiglin looks up 298.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

Likud activist Moshe Feiglin’s 16-year-old son David said his first word since a June 28 car accident two months ago when he woke up from a coma at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

David Feiglin was on his way with a friend to their shift as volunteer firefighters in their hometown of Karnei Shomron when a driver making an illegal Uturn smashed into Feiglin’s friend’s car. The friend made sure David would get to a hospital in time to save his life.

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Feiglin’s parents have alternated by his bedside since the accident.

When Moshe called his wife Tzipi, who was by his side before Yom Kippur, he asked to put the phone by David’s ear to speak to him.

David surprised his parents when he said to his father, “Shalom.”

“I had goose bumps,” Moshe Feiglin recalled.

“Yom Kippur was very emotional for me, because I got my son back.”

Since then, David has been recovering slowly. He started moving his left hand, he recognizes his parents and he says “yes,” “no,” and “dad,” and he even came home for a day last week.

But he still has a long road ahead to recovery.

Moshe Feiglin had kept his son’s recovery a private family matter, but he decided to speak about it to The Jerusalem Post, in order to thank people who had been praying for David around the world.

“It is a long and difficult process but thank God he is getting better,” he said. “We are very thankful both to God, the medical team, and people around the world who are praying for him.

The amount of people who I meet who tell me they are praying for him is amazing.

It gives us hope that with God’s help he will make a full recovery.”


Asked whether the accident had changed him, Feiglin said that his views had not changed but that he had decided to change his style.

“I have become less critical of people,” he said.

“When something happens like this, you think about what you did wrong. I did soul-searching and understood that my struggles became too personal and that this was not good, that I should be fighting against the sins and not the sinners, and that’s what I am going to do.”


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