The Blessing that Cured the Queen

September 19, 2022 by Lazer Brody

Here is an amazing true story that few people are aware of. It’s also a secret that even fewer people knew. And, it’s the unforgettable account of when the Shotzer Rebbe of London met face-to-face with King George VI. This was the momentous meeting that saved the life of the future Queen Elizabeth.

Epilepsy and the Royal Family

Epilepsy was in the genes of the British royal family. Queen Elizabeth’s uncle Prince John, the youngest son of King George V, died at age 13 from a severe seizure. That was in 1918.

Let’s fast-forward to 1939. Now, King George VI was deathly afraid that his 13-year-old daughter Elizabeth would meet the same fate as his brother Prince John.

The Kindertransport

That same year, the Jewish Agency was organizing the famous Kindertransport (German for “children’s transport”). This was the rescue effort of children from Nazi-controlled territory. It took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the World War II in September of 1939. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland. This initiative encountered strong resistance from certain British circles.

The Chief Rabbi of England at the time was Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz. He decided to intercede on behalf of the Kindertransport, so he visited King George VI together with the holy tzaddik, The Shotzer Rebbe of London, Grand Rabbi Shalom Moscowitz, osb”m.

The Rebbe’s Blessing

King George VI never saw such an illuminated countenance as that of the Shotzer Rebbe. He asked for a blessing for his daughter, who was 13 at the time, and suffering from epileptic seizures. “Please, might the Rebbe pray that my daughter will live.”

The Rebbe answered unequivocally, “If Your Majesty will assure that the Kindertransport is approved, and thereby save Jewish children, then undoubtedly measure for measure, the princess will not only live, but her ailment will disappear altogether.”

The King was deeply moved. The Kindertransport began immediately and the princess – later to be Queen Elizabeth II who passed away at the ripe old age of 96 on September 8, 2022 – was miraculously cured immediately.

Rabbi Lazer Brody’s teacher and spiritual guide, Grand Rabbi Naftali Moscowitz shlit’a, aka the “Melitzer Rebbe of Ashdod,” is the grandson of The Shotzer Rebbe of London, Grand Rabbi Shalom Moscowitz, osb”m. Recently, Rabbi Lazer visited the holy gravesite of the Shotzer Rebbe at  the Adath Yisroel Cemetery in Enfield, outside of London, and prayed for all of our readers, subscribers and supporters.


10 comments on “The Blessing that Cured the Queen”

  • Abraham Stubenhaus says:

    Thank you so very much!

  • S says:

    Thank you very much for bringing – we have no idea what goes on – amazing!

  • Ari Majer says:

    would be nice to have a historical source that Queen Elizabeth II suffered from Epilepsy fits. It’s not documented anywhere to my knowledge

  • sonia says:

    OMG, Wow, what a story!
    Thank you as always for such opportune inspiring messages!

  • Martin says:

    Beautiful story. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Vera Issler says:

    Lovely story!
    Please excuse my ignorance, who is Lazer Brody?

  • shlomo walfish says:


  • Sholom says:

    Just Google “british royal family and epilepsy” and you’ll see a number of articles

  • Yehoudith says:

    We all know that the shotzer rebbe was such a tzadik even know 62 years after his passing we still benefit from his intervention on high
    The rebbe help the Queen and bh she was a wonderful Queen
    Thank you for sharing
    Just to let you know the shotzer rebbe is in Enfield and whoever goes and daven on Friday morning and take on something then for sure the rebbe will be a melitz yosher

  • Zorach Meir Salasnik says:

    In response to Sholom, I googled “British royal family and epilepsy” and the articles are mainly about the Queen’s patronage of the Epilepsy Society. (The Queen patronised many Jewish charities. That did not make her Jewish.) The only member of the Royal Family definitely referred to was Prince John. While another prince from the 19th century is referred to, it is acknowledged as speculation.
    The information does not support a statement ‘Epilepsy was in the genes of the British royal family’ beyond that of one or two individuals.

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