Shas Party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was released from Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital on Sunday morning, one day after being admitted for what turned out to have been a minor stroke.
Yosef’s physician, Yohanan Shtesman, told Israel Radio on Saturday that the 92-year-old rabbi was awake and aware of his surroundings, and was conversing with his doctors.
The Baghdad-born Yosef, a former chief rabbi of Israel, is the chief spiritual adviser of the Shas party, which largely represents Orthodox Israeli Jews of Middle Eastern descent.
With elections only 10 days away, a dramatic decline in his health could shake the fortunes of his party, which currently holds 10 Knesset seats.
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