Former Chief Rabbi and Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was released from a Jerusalem hospital Monday. Hospital officials said he would recover without a problem from a fall he took Sunday night near his Jerusalem home.
Doctors at Hadassah-Ein Kerem Hospital decided to release the rabbi after tests showed that he was in good shape. Fears that he had broken a limb in the fall he took Sunday night turned out to be unfounded. Rabbi Yosef suffered from bruises and scratches when he fell outside his house, on his way to a synagogue just a few meters away.
Shas head MK Aryeh Deri wrote Sunday night that Rabbi Yosef had spoken with him from his hospital bed, and that he had asked Jews to pray for him. “The rabbi feels good and is fully conscious,” Deri wrote Sunday night.
“We, along with all the Jewish people, pray that he have the strength to continue to lead the Jewish people in good health, and for many years to come,” he added.