Rav Boruch Mordechai Ezrachi, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Ateres Yisroel of Yerushalayim, has been hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Yerushalayim after feeling unwell.
Rav Ezrachi had not been feeling well and was driven by one of his talmidim to the hospital, where the doctors have run a series of tests and are deciding on whether he should remain overnight or return home.
Born in Petach Tikva to R’ Yisroel and Hinda Ezrachi, the rosh yeshiva is 84 years old. As a bochur, he studied at Yeshivas Chevron and, at age 24, married his wife, Rebbetzin Shulamis, a daughter of Rav Meir Chodosh zt”l, mashgiach of Yeshivas Chevron.
Rav Ezrachi initially served as a maggid shiur at Yeshivas Chevron and then at Yeshivas Knesses Chizkiyahu in Kfar Chassidim before founding his own yeshiva in 1976. He called it Yeshivas Ateres Yisroel in memory of his father.
Rav Ezrachi has one son and four daughters, His brother, Rav Yitzchok, a son-in-law of Rav Chaim Shmulevitz zt”l, is a R”M at Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim.
Rav Ezrachi is a member of the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of of Degel HaTorah. He has authored seforim titled “Birkas Mordechai” on Shas, al haTorah, and on the moadim.
Sources indicate that because there is suspicion that the rosh yeshiva’s current illness and weakness is due to the flu, it was decided to have him treated at the hospital for fear of his condition worsening and a desire to nip it in the bud.
All are asked to daven for the refuah of Rav Boruch Mordechai ben Hinda Malkah.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel / Photo: Flash 87 Images