According to doctors at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, the situation surrounding the condition of Maran Posek HaDor HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita is nothing short of a “medical miracle”. They are now talking about a timetable surrounding the rav’s possible return home.
Yehuda Schlesinger of Yisrael HaYom reports the rav has returned to speaking with those around him and all assisted breathing adjuncts have been removed. One must remember that the posek hador, who is almost 102, davened korbanos on erev Shabbos by heart, not to himself but audible, for others to hear, to the astonishment of all those around him. He is very weak, but speaking with those around him and the rav is questioning what is planned for a Purim seuda.
The doctors report “no one expected the rav to return home but now, this appears to be a realistic possibility”.
The rav was in cardiac arrest, revived, and has undergone a number of life-saving procedures. Doctors are simply astounded, including the frum members of the medical team who understand the power of tefilla and the unique stature of the patient as a gadol b’torah.
The tzibur is urged to continue davening for R’ Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha b’soch kol cholei am yisrael.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)