Jerusalem councilman Aryeh King joyfully announced that Shmuel Shkedi, fellow councilman of the "United Jerusalem" faction, has made a near complete recovery to normal activities after suffering a stroke on November 7 at his Jerusalem home.
Shkedi has recovered quickly after having been in serious condition. After the stroke he was brought to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, and from there was transferred to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer where Srugim reports he underwent an intracranial catheterization.
The Saturday after his stroke Shkedi was already able to sing Shabbat songs at a meal with his children at the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, King, chairperson of the Jerusalem Environment Committee as well as the Emergency and Security Committee, called Shkedi's recovery "a Hanukkah miracle."
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah began Wednesday night. The holiday celebrates the Maccabean revolt which drove out the occupying Greek Empire from Israel and rededicated the Second Temple. In particular the holiday focuses on the miracle by which enough oil for 1 day burned for 8 days in the Temple's menorah (candelabra).
King noted that Mayor Nir Barkat "put his confidence in Shkedi making him Chairman of the Finance Committee, which is a very dominant committee, particularly in the Jerusalem municipality that turns over billions of shekels." Shkedi is also chairperson of the city council Coalition.
King expressed confidence that "thanks to Shmuel and his experience we will succeed in bringing changes in all fields."
Despite the positive news on Shkedi's condition, King added "I again request from all who know and respect him to pray to the full health of Shmuel Eliyahu ben Breyna."