“Rav Elyashiv Doesn’t Live Based On Statistics”


rav-elyashiv2Another day of worry and concern over the condition of the posek hador, Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, has come to a close, as physicians at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim are on constant alert.

Reb Benny Fisher of  director of the Magen Lacholeh organization is trying to convey optimism.

“Given his old age and all the data,” he said, “I think that Maran Rav Elyashiv needs a miracle for him to recover and return to normal, but he has already taught us that he has not lived based on statistics,” he told Channel 2 in Israel.

Channel 2 aired a full news story about Rav Elyashiv and the concern that has gripped Torah Jews all over the country and beyond since Rav Elyashiv was hospitalized on Sunday and required resuscitation yesterday.

Concern for the wellbeing of Rav Elyashiv is being expressed in all sectors.

This morning, Israeli President Shimon Peres called MK Moshe Gafni to inquire about the condition of Rav Elyashiv, telling him that “the entire nation is following the condition of the great Torah leader,” adding that he carries in his heart a special prayer for Rav Elyashiv’s recovery.

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

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. If we start to rely on the davening of shimon peres,were in trouble! As known he is the only one in the israeli goverment which rav shach ztl refused to look him in the face (as it’s paskent on reshaim)

  2. It’s not so well known that rav shach ztl refused to look shimon Peres in his face as he considert him a rasha for his role with the “yaldei teiman”, so if we rely on his prayer, were in big trouble!

  3. And how many of you geniuses know whether Mr Peres regrets what he may have been involved with? Do you honestly think that HKBH doesn’t know what to do with Tfillos? You are so full of love. It’s touching.

  4. I’m not Perez fan, but we cannot go through life with a glass half empty approach. He is davening for a gadol b’torah. Doesn’t this say something beautiful about am yisrael? Doesn’t this say something powerful about the potential for tshuva?

  5. hi. very nice. you want to know why hashem is taking all the gedolim from this world this is why. we are asked to daven for a gadol’s well being and all we can comment on is how horrible peres is and who needs his tefillos. we are very sick badly in need of resusitation.