Rabbi Elyashiv hospitalized after having breathing problems

January 8, 2012 09:50


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Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, the most respected spiritual leader of the Ashkenazi Lithuanian haredi (ultra-Orthodox) world,  was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem overnight Saturday after experiencing shortness of breath, Army Radio reported.

The 101-year-old rabbi felt "good" on Sunday morning, according to Army Radio and was expected to return home soon.

Last week, In a letter to haredi newspaper Yated Ne’eman, Elyashiv expressed his opposition to the participation of haredi youth in army programs and the integration of secular studies within their Torah learning framework.

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