Friday, 09:15 IL: Posek HaDor Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv appears to have “lost consciousness” for a brief period a short time ago. It is unclear exactly what occurred, perhaps a syncopal episode.
From the limited information available at this time, it appears that EMTs and paramedics are in the rav’s home, checking on his condition. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
09:30 IL: According to information being released at this time from Rav Elyashiv’s home, following a consult with a physician, it has been decided not to transport the Posek HaDor to a hospital.
10:07 IL: Ichud Hatzalah EMTs were on the scene at the Posek HaDor’s Meah Shearim home along with MDA paramedics. They responded to a call that the Rav “lost consciousness for a brief moment”.
The Rav’s personal physician, Dr. Gavriel Muntar was summoned and after consulting with the doctor, it was decided the Rav will not be transported to a hospital. It appears the syncopal episode was the result of a sudden drop in the Rav’s blood pressure.
The tzibur is requested to be mispallel for HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Musha.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)