Rav Elyashiv Taken to the Hospital for Tests, Says ”Every Healthy Day is a Miracle”


rav-elyashiv2This evening, a gathering was held at the bais medrash of Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, located adjacent to his home at 10 Rechov Chanan in Meah Shearim, with the participation of his children and close talmidim, and members of his daily Gemara shiur. The gathering was held to beseech the Ribono Shel Olam to grant a refuah sheleimah to the posek hador.

In recent weeks, Rav Elyashiv hasn’t been feeling well, but ensured that his weakness did not disturb his regular schedule of shiurim. He continued to go to his bais medrash each day and deliverd shiurim there.

Two weeks ago, his personal doctor visited him at his home and decided that Rav Elyashiv should not be taken to the hospital for his ailments but should rather remain at home.

The pain did not subside, however, and at the beginning of last week, Rav Elyashiv did not go to his bais medrash for tefillos or shiurim. On Sunday, at a meeting between doctors and Rav Elyashiv’s close confidante, Rav Yosef Efrati, it was concluded that Rav Elyashiv would undergo various tests at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center.

Thus, this morning, Rav Elyashiv was taken to Shaarei Tzedek for a series of tests and examinations. In yeshivos worldwide, in Eretz Yisroel and in chutz la’aretz – in Mir, Lakewood, Ponovezh and Chevron, to name a few – bnei Torah recited Tehillim for Rav Elyashiv.

Reporter Shlomo Kook, who is close to Mishpachas Elyashiv, related that in the last days, Rav Elyashiv has endured much discomfort. He added that Rav Elyashiv remarked, “Every day of bruit – health – is a miracle.”

All are asked to daven for Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha, that he be given the strength to continue leading and guiding Klal Yisroel ad bias hagoel.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Remember to add ‘bisoch shear cholei Yisroel’, as we are taught to include a choleh among other cholei Yisroel when we daven for them.