News Brief 9/24/2013, Tishrei 20, 5774
Doctors: 'We're Fighting for Rav Ovadia's Life'
Rabbi Haim Ovadia Yosef has been put into an induced sleep and is being aided by a breathing respirator as the team of doctors treating him say they are "fighting for his life."
The update from Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem came this afternoon from Professor Yaakov Naparstek who said, "The situation is very grave, but we don't see an immediate threat to the Rabbi's life."
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's sons and Shas Head Aryeh Deri are said to be reciting prayers at his bedside.