Rav Yissochor Meir Hospitalized, Rav Chaim Kanievsky Says to Add Name


rav-yissocher-meirRav Yissochor Meir, the beloved rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Hanegev, has been hospitalized at Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikva since last week due to a case of severe pneumonia. He was placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit to address the illness.
Talmidim of the rosh yeshiva have visited gedolei Yisroel across the country to ask them to daven for Rav Meir. Rav Chaim Kanievsky advised a group of talmidim that a name, Chaim, should be added as a zechus for the rosh yeshiva.


Tonight, despite the inclement weather, and because of the rosh yeshiva‘s serious medical state, a group will be gathering at the Kosel to say Tehillim.

Rav Meir is one of the devoted marbitzei Torah who has endured many years of hardship in transforming the south of Eretz Yisroel, which was a desert in both the physical and spiritual sense. Today, the desert has begun to bloom, with entire communities of newly observant Yidden sprouting up amid the wasteland. He has produced countless prominent talmidim.

All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Yissochor Chaim ben Leah.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. When davening for a choleh no titles are given no matter how exalted the personage there daven for Yissachar ben Leah betoch shar cholei yisrael