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Rabbi Adler Shows ‘slight Improvement’ Still Fights for Life

February 16, 1966
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Rabbi Morris Adler today showed “slight improvement” at Sinai Hospital here, where he has been fighting for his life since Saturday, when he was shot by a mentally-sick member of his Shaarey Zedek congregation, in front of 1,500 worshipers. The latest medical bulletin issued at the hospital, however, said the prognosis for the rabbi’s recovery is still “extremely guarded. “

An afternoon medical bulletin said: “Constant attendance by a team of anesthesiologists seeks maintenance of optimum vital functions.” The rabbi’s assailant, Richard Wishnetsky, 23, is being under care at another institution, New Providence Hospital.

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