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Former Chief Sephardic Rabbi Faints at Puah Conference

Israel’s former Chief Sephardic Rabbi, Rav Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, fainted during a lecture in Jerusalem. He is in good condition.
By A7 Staff
First Publish: 1/12/2012, 5:42 AM

Israel’s former Chief Sephardic Rabbi, Rav Eliyahu Bakshi Doron, fainted on Wednesday during a lecture at the Puah Conference on Fertility and Halakhah, which is taking place in Jerusalem.

The 71-year-old rabbi was given initial treatment by doctors who were in attendance, and a Magen David Adom team took him for further treatment at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center. He was listed in good condition.

Rabbi Bakshi Doron served as Israel’s Chief Sephardic Rabbi from 1993 to 2003. He was succeeded by Rabbi Shlomo Amar.

Arutz Sheva wishes him Refuah Shlema - a speedy recovery.