Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's health took a turn for the worse on Monday, as doctors put him on a respirator just days after he had a peacemaker inserted and underwent dialysis.
Rabbi Yosef is being treated in Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem. A spokeswoman from the hospital said: "Due to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's deteriorating respiratory condition, it was decided to provide him with preventative respiratory support. His condition is otherwise the same. "
Shas Chairman Aryeh Deri called on everyone, secular and religious, man and woman, to pray for the health of the party's spiritual leader.
Rabbi Yosef, 93, has suffered recently from a series of health problems. After undergoing back surgery, he began to suffer from problems with his heart and lungs. He was hospitalized several times in the last month.
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