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Rabbi Bulka diagnosed with advanced form of cancer; messages of support flow in

Bulka has been a Rabbi for more than 50 years and continues to be a leader in the Ottawa community.
Rabbi Reuven Bulka (

A spiritual community leader in the capital has been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer. 

Rabbi Reuven Bulka revealed that he has life-threatening pancreatic and liver cancer, in a statement. He said it was uncovered after a fainting spell sent him to the Ottawa Hospital earlier this month. 

Messages of supports have already begun flowing in across the capital.

Now retired, Bulka served as a Rabbi for 50 years but has still been active in the community through various means, including writing a column for the Ottawa Citizen and occasionally appearing on CityNews.

Bulka is currently in New York City spending time with his family and says tough decisions will have to be made.

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