Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein called for public prayers on Rivlin's behalf adding a quote from the Bible.
מאחל רפואה שלמה יחד עם כל אזרחי ישראל לרעיית הנשיא נחמה ריבלין— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) April 2, 2019
The 73-year-old wife of the president has been suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for several years and underwent a successful lung transplant at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva two weeks ago. The operation, a highly complex procedure that took several hours, was performed by Professor Dan Aravot, Director of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Professor Mordechai Kramer, Director of Beilinson’s Institute of Pulmonary Medicine.When US President Donald Trump came to Jerusalem almost two years ago and visited the President’s Residence, one of the most publicized photographs was of First Lady Melania Trump walking and holding hands with her Israeli counterpart with her oxygen tank.Born in Herut, a small moshav in Israel's Sharon region, that her parents helped found, Nechama Rivlin is the mother of three and grandmother to many. She earned a degree in Botany and Zoology and a Teaching Diploma from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
נישא כולנו תפילה הערב לרפואתה השלמה של רעיית נשיא המדינה נחמה ריבלין. "אֵל נָא רְפָא נָא לָהּ"!— Yuli Edelstein (@YuliEdelstein) April 2, 2019