The condition of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef continues to be stable, but difficult. Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem - Jerusalem made a special announcement regarding the condition of the revered rabbinical leader. A team of doctors continues to care for Rabbi Yosef following his recent surgery.
Rabbi Yosef was born in 1920 in Iraq and began teaching at the age of 17. He became a rabbi at age 20, and briefly served the Jewish community of Egypt. He was Chief rabbi of Tel Aviv, the head of the Beit Din in Jerusalem and Chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel from 1973 - 1983, ruling on several historic motions such as the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War. He authored numerous books on Jewish law and served as a spiritual leader for many political figures.