Rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, a four time cancer survivor, is a sought after motivational/inspirational speaker on the theme NEVER GIVE UP. He authored "Why Me? Why Anyone?" which chronicles his rescue from leukemia and his spiritual triumph over despair. Hirshel is nicknamed "The Running Rabbi" for competing in the New York Marathon. On behalf of cancer survivors Rabbi Jaffe received the "Award of Courage" from President Ronald Reagan and was nominated for Man of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Rabbi Jaffe was a member of the Clergy Delegation visiting the American hostages in Iran and upon their return he was invited to greet them at the White House. His honorary Doctorate was awarded by his Seminary for "his work with the sick...and his noble influence upon all people."