HaRav HaGaon Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, SHLITA, a leading Torah scholar of our generation, is hospitalized in serious condition. Please daven for HaRav Mordechai ben Mazel Tov.
(Background info from Dreaming) This is the third time that HaRav HaGaon HaMekubal Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita is hospitalized.
Rav Mordechai Eliyahu Shlita is an orphan since the age of 11 when his father, HaRav Salman Eliyahu, zs'lk, passed away. His mother, Mazal Tov, single-handedly raised and educated him to become G'dol HaDor.
(Update from Rabbi Nati) I just was in Meah Shearim, Jerusalem and they are preparing for the possibility of the worst, G-d forbid. People are gathering in the streets and crying. Much traffic was coming in, much of it kippa sruga (the mizrachi/national religious segment of society, to whom Rav Eliyahu is one of their leading rabbaim).
For the second time recently, we see the unusual circumstance of two separate religious segments coming together, as HaRav Eliyahu is accepted as the leading rav of the mizrachim, and is also highly respected and considered a great gadol by the charedim. The taxis were driving the the charedi neighborhoods with loudspeakers asking all to pray for the rav, and the rebbaim and rosh yeshivas were raising their congregations in prayer.
May HaRav Mordechai ben Mazel Tov have a refuah shalayma, a complete and speedy recovery!!!
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