Name “Chaim” Added to Chacham Ovadiah Yosef


rav-ovadiah-yosefDue to the continuing healthy challenges he has been facing a name Chaim has been added to Chacham Ovadiah Yosef.  All are asked to daven for Rav Chaim Ovadiah Yosef ben Georgia.

Special gatherings at the Kosel have been held yesterday and today to daven for the senior gaon and posek.

Chacham Ovadiah is at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim, where close family are gathered. Others, such as MKs Eli Yishai and Aryeh Deri, have been there regularly as well. The hospital has asked the public not to visit the hospital to sightsee or out of curiosity.

Former Chief Rabbi Rav Shlomo Amar was with Chacham Ovadiah today and has asked publicly for the tzibbur to daven for him.

Physicians placed Chacham Ovadiah into a medically-induced coma and hooked him up to a respirator as they continue to address his various ailments. He has received a pacemaker and has undergone dialysis.

Chacham Ovadiah turned 93 last week.

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

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Time for all of us to do teshuva together ASAP so all tragedies can finally come to a halt.

    Wish we did teshuva long ago. So much tzaros could’ve been avoided if we did.

    A gutten moed

  2. Firstly, the custom is not to mention titles when davening for one who is sick.
    Secondly, “Yosef” is his family name. Therefore, the correct name to use for davening is:
    Chaim Ovadiah ben Georgia.

    May Hashem send him a refuah sheleimah b’soch sha’ar cholei Yisrael!

  3. Aha! So that’s how Rav Nissim Ovadia was his brother. It seemed awkward that hia family name was Ovadia and his Yosef.
    Thanks #4 for clearing the picture.
    May he have Refuah Shlayma

  4. A great man is ill, we are asked to pray for him, and all you people can do is to argue over his name.
    You don’t think that god knows whom it is that you are davening for?