Chacham Ovadia Yosef to Spend Rosh Hashanah in the Hospital


rav-ovadiah-yosefChacham Ovadia Yosef, head of Shas’ Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah, will remain at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital for Rosh Hashanah.

Rav Yosef was taken to the hospital earlier this week after he felt intensifying of pains that he has been suffering from since he tripped in his home two months ago.

Last week, Rav Yosef was hospitalized and was released several days later. Sunday morning he was taken to the hospital for examinations and released. Sunday evening, he returned to the hospital due to the immense pain he was experiencing and has been there since.

Chacham Ovadia, one of the most brilliant Torah minds of our day, turned 92 on 11 Tishrei earlier this year. He is a former Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel and currently serves as the spiritual leader of the Shas political party in the Knesset.

Doctors decided this afternoon that, despite an improvement in his condition, Rav Yosef would remain at Hadassah Ein Kerem and continue receiving medical treatment there. He is not a respirator and is fully conscious.

Chacham Ovadiah has been receiving antibiotics intravenously and has undergone a series of comprehensive tests since being hospitalized.

All are asked to continue davening for Rav Ovadiah ben Georgia l’refuah shleimah.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. May the Rov have a quick and complete refuah shelaima. We must all daven for him at this special time of year.only good news this coming year:)