Rav Elyashiv Undergoes Tracheotomy


rav-elyashivThe posek hador, Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, underwent a tracheotomy today at Shaarei Tzedek Hospital, where he has been hospitalized since last Sunday.

The doctors made an incision on the anterior of Rav Elyashiv’s neck, opening a direct airway through an incision in the trachea. The resulting stoma can serve independently as an airway which will allows Rav Elyashiv to breathe without the use of his nose or mouth.

The operation was successful and was necessary to save Rav Elyashiv’s life.

Rav Elyashiv is said to be in critical but stable condition now, on his tenth day of hospitalization. He remains in a medically-induced coma.

Rav Chaim Kanievsky has asked for anyone who can to fast tomorrow as a zechus for his father-in-law.

Klal Yisroel is asked to continue davening for Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Pls every body say tehillim Perek ?? and then give ???? because it says ???? save from death may Hashem give rav Yosef shalom elyashiv a fast recovery rabosai looks what happening in our days we all have to be chozer betshuva we need this gedolim and every yid is loam molei .

  2. @commonsense Is it necessary to insult me, and very possibly, others that have not asked? I suppose fast starts at dawn and finishes at nightfall? I suppose there are tefillot? I suppose there is kabbala taanit? what to do if too late for that? I am an ignorant but when I ask a scholar, nobody treat me this way. It is very unfortunate that I have no one to ask today, as Rabbi is unwell. Thank you for consideration.