Firemen on Monday, 19 Tishrei, rescued Posek HaDor Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom Elyashiv from a stuck elevator on the fifth floor of Aish HaTorah in the Old City of Yerushalayim. Rabbi Yosef Efrati and others were with the rav when the elevator got stuck. Baruch Hashem, the incident did not last long before the Rav was extricated.
An MDA crew was also dispatched to standby, but it was determined that the Gadol HaDor was not in need of transport to a hospital following the incident.
The Rav was transported to the Old City to permit him to daven opposite the Kosel. It was the third consecutive day the Rav was transported to Aish to permit him to make a bracha on the four minim opposite the Kosel during chol hamoed.
[CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO OF RAV ELYASHIV – TAKEN MOMENTS AFTER EXITING THE ELEVATOR]
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)