Sunday, April 12, 2020

Coronavirus claims life of former Sephardi Chief Rabbi

The former (Israel) Sephardi Chief Rabbi, also known as the Rishon Le Zion, died this Sunday evening in Shaarei Zedek hospital, in Jerusalem of the Coronairus. Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron was 79 and had underlying medical issues. Israel National News reports: 



Rabbi Bakshi Doron was admitted to the coronavirus ward of the hospital last week.

The 79-year-old rabbi had come to the hospital for routine treatment, complained of coronavirus symptoms and was sent for examination.

A few hours later, his test came back positive and his family went into isolation. Prior to the announcement of his death, it had been announced that his condition had deteriorated and he was in very serious condition.

 Rabbi Bakshi Doron's funeral is expected to take place in the presence of a limited number of people, in light of the Ministry of Health's guidelines to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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