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Jew of the Week: Meir Schneider

Meir Schneider (b. 1954) was born in Ukraine and moved with his family to Israel at age 5. Both of his parents were deaf, and Schneider was born with severe vision problems. After undergoing five major unsuccessful eye surgeries, doctors pronounced him permanently legally blind. At the age of 17 he discovered the work of American ophthalmologist William Bates, who devised a method for natural vision correction through various eye¬†exercises. Schneider started training diligently, sometimes up to 13 hours per day, and saw results very quickly. Within 6 months he could recognize objects; within a year and a half, he could already read without glasses. He would eventually improve his vision to the point of being allowed a driver’s license, which he still holds. Recognizing the need for countless other people to improve their vision naturally, Schneider created his own vision-healing program which is now practiced by millions of people around the world. In addition to vision therapy, Schneider has a Ph.D for his work on muscular dystrophy. His books are bestsellers and he was listed among the “Top Ten Most Inspirational Israelis”. Learn more about the Schneider method here.

Words of the Week

Answer not a fool’s foolishness, lest you come to resemble him.
– Proverbs 26:4