Heart Specialist Concerned About Rav Elyashiv, Surgery Scheduled


rav-elyashiv2Approximately seven years ago, the posek hador, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, underwent surgery to seal off a major artery near his heart. An international heart expert now says that he is concerned that the artery has weakened. In one week, Rav Elyashiv will be taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim, where surgery will be performed by the world-renowned expert in heart treatment from the United States.

The cardiologist analyzed Rav Elyashiv seven years ago after he was admitted to intensive care with real danger to his life. The physician, Dr. Claire, flown from the United States, identified the problematic artery causing intensive bleeding. The multi-hour surgery was deemed a success.

After recently feeling weakness, Rav Elyashiv was admitted to Shaarei Tzedek for extensive testing. The tests were sent for a second opinion to the offices of Dr. Claire in Manhattan. The doctor pointed out that the artery that was identified seven years ago as being the source of concern is now weak.

On Thursday, the family of Rav Elyashiv met with doctors to set a date for the surgery, which will be performed under local anesthesia. At the present time, the surgery is slated to take place next Sunday, with Dr. Claire flying to Israel to perform the operation.

All are asked to daven for Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha.

As reported here on Matzav.com, on Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Rav Elyashiv marked his 101st birthday.

May Hakadosh Boruch Hu give Rav Elyashiv kochos and gezunt to continue leading Klal Yisroel for many, many more years, amidst good health.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. May HaKadosh Boruch Hu protect every Tzaddik from every kind of danger and may Rav Elyashiv ben Chaya Musha have a rufuah shlayma.