A man called Gabriel

For Gabriel Pataky, whose road to living as a Jew in Jerusalem was fraught with hurdles, just living in the city, working and studying Torah is ample reward.

July 10, 2014 11:09

Gabriel Pataky. ‘In the orphanage, we were taught not to say anything unless we were specifically asked.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Among the many pearls of Jewish wisdom is one that says that people are named in accordance with their characters. All of us can point to exceptions to this belief, but there also many instances where it happens to be true.

A case in point is that of Dr. Gabriel Pataky, 49, who has a doctorate in humanities and philosophy, but works as a nurse, bringing comfort and joy to the lives of his patients.


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