HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Ben-Shimon Collapsed Suffers Cardiac Arrest On Shavuos


Ambulances were summoned on Shavuos to Beit Knesset N’vei Yitzchak in Bnei Brak after HaGaon HaRav Shlomo Ben-Shimon collapsed and went into cardiac arrest on Shavuos.

Hatzolah members from Bnei Brak responded to the beis medrash and they began CPR. Magen David Adom paramedics arrived moments later and began advanced life support. B’chasdei Hashem, the rav’s pulse returned and he was transported by paramedics to Sheba Medical Center.

Persons who were witness to the rav’s collapse report that a short time before he collapsed, he appeared weak and complained of not feeling well. The rav, 82, had a similar episode about eight months ago, and he was hospitalized as well.

The rav is a brother-in-law of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen Shlita, head of the Shas Moetzas Gedolei Torah.

The tzibur is urged to be mispallel for Yechiel Shlomo ben Yaffa Jamila (ג’מילה) bsoch cholei yisrael.

Published on Isru Chag Shavuos from Jerusalem.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)