Rabbi Hirshel Jaffe

The Running Rabbi

Rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, a four time cancer survivor, is the co-author of "Why Me? Why Anyone" which chronicles his rescue from a life threatening illness and his spiritual triumph over despair.

Known as "The Running Rabbi", he participated in the New York Marathon sporting a T-shirt emblazoned with his logo "The Running Rabbi."

On behalf of other cancer survivors Rabbi Jaffe received the "Award of Courage" from President Ronald Reagan in a White House Rose Garden Ceremony.

In 1980, Rabbi Jaffe was a member of the Clergy Delegation who visited our American hostages in Iran.

He is the recipient of an honorary Doctorate from the Hebrew Union College for his "work with the sick ... and his noble influence upon all people."