Chacham Ovadiah Doing Fine After Being Cut By Knife at Bris Milah


rav-ovadiah-yosefChacham Ovadiah Yosef shlit”a is doing fine, boruch Hashem, after inadvertently being cut by a mohel during a bris milah.

Almost every day, a bris milah takes place at 45 Rechov Hakablan, at the bais medrash located adjacent to the home of Chacham Ovadiah Yosef, and Chacham Ovadiah serves as the sandek.

In general, the mohalim are veteran and experienced ones, who have done brisos for years and won’t be affected by the surroundings, the large crowds, or the presence of the great gaon, Chacham Ovadiah.

Those close to Chacham Ovadia say that, generally, baalei simcha are asked to use mohalim such as Rav Oren Yosef or Rav Reuven Elbaz, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Ohr Hachaim.

rav-ovadiah-yosef-bris-milah-cutYesterday, a bris was held at the bais medrash of Chacham Ovadiah, and the mohel, who had not performed a bris there prior, unintentionally nicked the hand of Chacham Ovadiah, who was serving as sandek, with the milah knife.

The cut was made on Chacham Ovadiah’s pointer finger on his right hand (see photo). Despite bleeding from the wound, Chacham Ovadiah instructed that the bris proceed until its conclusion. Only then did he go to his home, where one of his relatives tended to the cut.

Following the bris, Chacham Ovadiah went to daven at the kever of his rebbetzin, Rabbanit Margalit, whose 18th yahrtzeit was yesterday.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Scary indeed, but the righteous Tsadiks downplaying of the matter is truly impressive. He didn’t make a scene and remained until the end. So as not to embarrass the Mohel. Wow that is truly impressive.

  2. NY Time: I hope you aren’t serious and that you don’t see this as a SIMAN for anything. Have you ever considered that making such statements might be an Issur D’Orayso of Lo Senachashu?

    Shomu Shomayim, I can’t fathom such statements. Let’s hope it was tongue in cheek.