JNET Learning Program Founder Rabbi Yehuda Dukes Passes Away at 39

JNET Learning Program Founder Rabbi Yehuda Dukes Passes Away at 39 1
Dukes and his family (chabad.org)

NEW YORK (JTA/VINnews) – A Chabad rabbi who is believed to be among the longest hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the country has died.

Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, who inspired thousands around the world with his unshakable faith as he battled COVID 19, passed away on Thursday at the age of 39.

His wife Sarah posted on Facebook about his passing.

Baruch Dayan Haemes. Blessed is the True Judge. Yudi is safe. He is protected. You have carried him straight to the highest heights. We will see you again, Yudi. We love you.

Sarah Spangenthal Dukes

In late March, Dukes was hospitalized in New York with COVID-19, a week after the otherwise healthy 38-year-old rabbi took ill at his Long Island home.

Dukes spent a whopping four months on a ventilator, including nine weeks on an artificial lung machine. He endured four collapsed lungs, experienced a stroke and underwent a liver biopsy, among other challenges. He is believed to be among the longest hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the country.

Dukes was the founder and director of the JNet organization, who devoted his life to assisting thousands around the world in learning Torah.

Dukes leaves behind a his wife Sarah and 6 children.

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