Former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliahu is in serious condition at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he has spent much of the last two years, on and off. He took a turn for the worse in the last few days. Although he had been treated for a heart attack and stroke there and went into clinical death and was revived, his current problem does not involve either of those but a different internal condition, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday. He has not lost consciousness.
The 82-year-old rabbi, who remains a spiritual leader for modern Orthodox Israelis, especially the young, is being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit. His family asked that prayers be said for him at the grave of Rabbi Haim Yosef David Azulai in the Givat Shaul cemetery.