Chacham Ovadiah Yosef Released from the Hospital


rav-ovadiah-yosefChacham Ovadiah Yosef, head of Shas’ Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah, has been released from the hospital after suffering a minor stroke. The 92-year-old venerated senior Sefardic posek was originally slated tyo remain at Hadassah Ein Keren Medical Center for a few days after collapsing during Shacharis at his shul in Har Nof, Yerushalayim, yesterday morning.

Chacham Ovadiah remained fully conscious during and after his stroke. He was having difficulty using his left hand in shul this morning, and after his was seen by a physician in his home, it was determined that he had suffered the mild stroke.

Doctors cleared him for release today, conducting various tests and advising the rav to take it easy over the next week.

Aryeh Deri, the senior Shas leader, told the media that he spoke to Chacham Ovadiah and that Chacham Ovadiah sounded excellent. Deri and fellow Shas leader and Interior Minister Eli Yishai went to the hospital Shabbos afternoon to visit Chacham Ovadiah and stayed there for seudah shlishis.

All are asked to continue davening for the full recovery of Rav Ovadiah ben Georgia.

{ Israel News Bureau}