Letter: Dr. Harvey Hirsch Z”L

We love our children more than anything in the world. As parents, we feel so helpless when our children are hurt or sick.

We want to be there and be everything for them, especially at those times.

That was Dr Hirsch.

I can’t believe I’m writing this. So much love. So much care. So much availability. So much giving. So much heart. Did he ever say no? Did he even know how to say no? Is there anyone who didn’t have his cell phone number? Was he ever unavailable?

He was there for us for close to 6 years. For every need. For every worry. For every question. For every rash and every infection. Overflowing love. Never ending care. He really never said no. He gave life and soul to his patients. Everything, he gave us everything.

He took abuse so much. He wouldn’t leave until everyone was seen and then he stayed late to do his notes. But he loved what he did and he loved us. He wanted to serve. He wanted to serve this community the way he did and it really is hard to believe that he is gone.

Who will fill his place? Who will be there for us? Who will be there for the community? Who will set the example of what patient care really is and how you can take patient care to the next level.

What do we tell our children? Where is Dr Hirsch! Where are those funny animals around his neck? Where are all those funny ties? What about those healthy lolly pops he would give out to the kids? How about the warm welcome when he saw us in the hallway? He would yell our names? He loved the kids! His energy and care for every single patient and family was astonishing.

Hashem should send us comfort. This is going to hurt and I think for a long time. Let us stick together and remember a great man who stopped at nothing. He gave his all for each of us.

May his memory be a blessing.

Jeremy Herber.

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  1. Chazal describes our times as Ikvisa D’Meshicha.
    We’ve suffered tremendously! Why is Moshiach not here yet?

    A thought, is perhaps there is too much Sinaas Chinom and Machlokes in the world. Why are we bashing at each other, tattle taling, unable to Fargin our neighbors, critisizing, posting nasty comments online etc??

    Let us utilize this oppurtunity to treat each and every yid especially in these days during Sefira, with respect, Ahavas Chaveirim and may this ultimately bring us all together!

  2. Jeremy – When I read your letter tears just filled my eyes. Dr. Hirsch was a true TZADIK. May these times make us stronger and bring Moshiach now we really can’t afford anymore loses like Dr. Hirsch

  3. I worked for Dr. Hirsch for 20 years. I am unable to contain my sorrow. I wish to view his funeral on zoom. can anyone help me with that information

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