Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rav Mordechai Eliyahu

Recently, Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, former Chief Rabbi of Israel, has suffered severe health problems. The last of the living sages of his generation, he is a link to a past rabinnic greatness which seems to be leaving the world over recent years.

Last Tuesday he went to the hospital for one of his regular physicals. While he was there, he went into cardiac arrest. Thank God, he happened to be at the hospital at the time, and so doctors were able to save his life. However, he remanis in serious condition, so an emergency gathering was called to the Kotel (Western Wall) to pray for his speedy recovery.

Sheets were passed out with Tehillim (Psalms) in order beginning with the letters of his name. The Kotel was pretty full. People came in from all over the country.
Impassioned prayers went on for hours and hours, into the night.
Anyone who can, please put in a good word for Mordechai Tzemach ben Mazal Tov in your prayers.

1 comment:

Moshe said...

Ko HaKavod Efraim Aryeh!
Ken Irbu like you in Israel,

May he be healthier ASAP,

your friend Moshe Y. Halfon.