News Brief 10/2/2013, Tishrei 28, 5774
Doctors: Rabbi Yosef Returns to Full Consciousness
In what some are already calling a medical miracle, stricken former Sephardic Chief Rabbi and Shas leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef returned to full consciousness Wednesday afternoon. The announcement on the rabbi's revival was made by Prof. Dan Gilon, who is in charge of the care for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef at Hadassah Hospital.
Rabbi Yosef has been on a respirator for more than a week, after a substantial worsening of his health; at several points, he was considered near death. But on Wednesday, Gilon said that Rabbi Yosef was awake and had communicated with people around him.