Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto is heading home to Israel despite objections from his doctors in New York City. Earlier in the week it was reported the rabbi collapsed on a plane heading to Israel prior for takeoff from NYC. The rabbi is compelled to return to Israel to appear at this trial as the prosecution is unwilling to take his fragile medical state into consideration.
The rav is scheduled to arrive in Israel before Shabbos. He will present the court with a letter from one of his physicians, explaining his condition.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)