Chacham Ovadiah Yosef Undergoes Ear Surgery


rav-ovadiah-yosefChacham Ovadiah Yosef underwent successful surgery today and has returned home. Rav Yosef, the head of the Shas party’s Moetzet Chachmei Hatorah and one of the most brilliant Torah minds in the world, had surgery performed on his ear at Hadassah Hospital on Har Hatzofim.

Chacham Ovadiah had been suffering from ear problems in recent months, and after consultation with his doctor it was determined that surgery should be performed to address the matter.

Rav Yosef, who is 90 years old, was accompanied by his son, Rav Moshe Yosef, and his gabbai, Reb Tzvi Chakak.

The operation was a simple one, those close to Chacham Ovadiah relate, without great danger or the potential for complications.

Shas Chairman Eli Yishai expressed thanks on behalf of Chacham Ovadiah and his family to all those who davened and expressed concern for the rav.

All are asked to continue davening for Rav Ovadiah ben Georgia.

{Yair Israel}