Rav Elyashiv Returns Home for Shabbos


rav-elyashiv2The posek hador, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, was released earlier this afternoon from Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Yerushalayim after having been hospitalized earlier in the week after feeling unwell and suffering from a fever.

During tests performed at the hospital, doctors determined that antibiotics should be given intravenously, and therefore it was decided to hospitalize the gadol hador for several days. It was initially thought that Rav Elyashiv would remain in the hospital for Shabbos, but after consultations with physicians this morning, it was decided that Rav Elyashiv could be released and would continue receiving antibiotics at home.

Rav Elyashiv had initially experienced a high fever and was suffering from a heavy cough. The hospital staff assigned Rav Elyashiv a special area in the CTU unit of the cardiac section of the hospital. The staff has stressed, however, that Rav Elyashiv is not, chas veshalom, suffering from heart problems, but that this area of hospital allowed Rav Elyashiv to be treated in the most comfortable fashion.

Rav Elyashiv’s doctor was first called to his home two days ago at 6:30 p.m. after he wasn’t feeling well. At 7 p.m. attendees of Rav Elyashiv’s daily shiur began to gather at his bais medrash and Maariv followed at 7:15. After Maariv, however, it was announced that the shiur would not take place. Tehillim was then said by those in the bais medrash, led by Rav Tzvi Weissfish, a talmid of Rav Elyashiv and rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Haran.

The public is asked to continue davening for for Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha.

 {Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}