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Eda Haredit leader hospitalized at Hadassah

Rabbi Tuvia Weiss undergoes medical tests at same hospital ultra-Orthodox group called for boycott against following 'starving mother' affair

Rabbi Tuvia Weiss, leader of the Eda Haredit ultra-Orthodox faction, was hospitalized Wednesday at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital after feeling unwell.


Hadassah Ein Kerem is the same hospital the haredi community protested against in the "starving mother" affair. Weiss underwent a series of examinations and was released shortly afterwards.


Shmuel Chaim Pappenheim, an Eda Haharedit member, told Ynet that Weis' hospitalization proves that no official figure is boycotting the hospital and that any such boycott is being carried out at the behest of private individuals only.


"We definitely have claims and demands from Hadassah following the affair of the mother from Mea Shearim, but a boycott? That's completely out of the question."


Pappenheim stressed, however, that the Hadassah hospitalization did not constitute a clear saying to the other direction, and that Weiss was only hospitalized there because the doctor treating him works at the hospital.


Kobi Nahshoni contributed to this report


פרסום ראשון: 10.07.09, 20:05
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