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  Cheshvan 4, 5774 , 08/10/13

Mother Gives Birth During Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's Funeral

Over 800,000 people, according to police estimates, attended the funeral for former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, including men, women, children and pregnant mothers. One mother went into labor and ended up giving birth during the ceremony. Paramedics at the scene successfully delivered a baby boy. Reports do not indicate whether the funeral procession was near her home, or if street closures necessitated the unusual birth however, Magen David Adom medics did announce that both mother and son are healthy.MDA volunteers, ZAKA and other paramedics were on hand to deal with fainting and other minor incidents during what was recorded as the country's largest funeral ever.

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