A Givat Ze’ev resident recently gave birth to her tenth child. Less than 24-hours prior to her sons birth, she became a grandmother for the first time.
Elisheva Baumel gave birth in Hadassah Har Hatzofim hospital shortly after her daughter-in-law did so in the same location. The first to be born was the son of singer Nachman Baumel and grandson of Elisheva. His son was later to be named Yosef.
Elisheva arrived the next morning and wasn’t there to visit the new mother, but rather to give little Yosef a new uncle.
“We still haven’t quite digested the whole scenario,” said Elisheva to the Israeli media site Ynet. “Just yesterday I was holding both new wonderful babies and I became overwhelmed with joy.”
Aharon Shmuel Baumel, the father and new grandfather said: “This was a particularly unique experience that not many people get to have.”
Professor Simcha Yagel, who is the Director of the Maternity Ward of Hadassah said: “We are always happy when something like this happens and shows us just how special the religious and Charedi community is. It is certainly gratifying to see that even the next generation chooses to give birth here at Hadassah. Generally, the grandmother helps her daughter-in-law to raise the grandchildren, only a few merit that the grandmother and daughter-in-law should raise their children together.”
Elisheva set the record straight regarding the possibility of a re-occurrence. “Hopefully, I’ll come back here again.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)