JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Breslov Hasidic community in Israel is calling the birth of two baby girls 20 minutes apart a miracle.
The girls born last week in Netanya are the daughters of two couples – identical twin brothers born 20 minutes apart and married to identical twin sisters born 20 minutes apart. The births at the Laniado Hospital were first reported by the haredi Orthodox website Kikar HaShabbat.
Hospital staff “came to the delivery room to see the wonders never before witnessed in the world,” Kikar HaShabbat reported.
The brothers, Niv and Ran Cohen, became religious about two years ago under the tutelage of the Breslov community’s rabbi, Eliezer Shlomo Schick, who died recently. Schick introduced them to their wives, Leah and Rebecca, and the couples were married last year, four days apart. They live in the Breslov community in Yavneel, south of Tiberias.