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(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
Feiglin’s parents have alternated by his bedside since the
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
David surprised his parents when he said to his father,
“I had goose bumps,” Moshe Feiglin recalled.
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
But he still has a long road ahead to recovery.
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
The amount of people who I meet who tell me they are praying for him
It gives us hope that with God’s help he will make a full
Asked whether the accident had changed him, Feiglin said that
his views had not changed but that he had decided to change his style.
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
that I should be fighting against the sins and not the sinners, and
I am going to do.”