Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's health has taken a turn for the worse, Army Radio reported Monday evening.

Yosef, who has been hospitalized in Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem, has been experiencing deteriorating health issue since the Rosh Hashana holiday.

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According to the report, Yosef has been placed on a respirator and the medical staff is determining what steps to take moving forward.

"At the moment, there is a debate going on to determine the next step in the Rabbi's treatment, and a decision has not yet been reached," the hospital said in a statement.

Shas leaders, as well as top rabbis, have asked the public to pray for Yosef.

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