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Rabbi Yosef in stable condition after falling down at home

Shas spiritual leader in stable condition after stumbling while making his way to synagogue

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, was evacuated to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Sunday after he fell down in his home.

 

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The rabbi, who is listed in stable condition, suffered contusions to the lower part of his body. He apparently stumbled and fell as he was making his way to a synagogue that is adjacent to his home in the capital. He is reportedly suffering from intense pain but is fully conscious.

 

A doctor who was called to the scene said the rabbi may be suffering from a broken bone. Ovadia Yosef was accompanied to the hospital by his personal physician and Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri.

 

Earlier this year the rabbi, 92, collapsed in a synagogue during Shabbat prayers and was rushed to the emergency room, where he underwent a series of tests. A few hours later, the rabbi's doctors said he had suffered a minor stroke.

 

Kobi Nachshoni contributed to the report

 

 

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