Rabbi Itamar Orbach, rabbi of the Hasmonean community and rabbi of the Merkaz Harav yeshiva, had a heart attack during a third meal at his home and was hospitalized.
Medical teams rushed to the scene and performed long resuscitation operations, at the end of which the rabbi was taken to the hospital for catheterization.
After midnight, the head of the Merkaz Yeshiva, Rabbi Yaakov Shapira, updated that “Thank God the operation was successful. The doctors managed to open an artery that was completely blocked. In two days, they will wake him up and see what the situation is, the doctors are optimistic.
The family is very grateful for the prayers. Good news”.
Rabbi Orbach studied in his youth at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva with his rabbis Rabbi Zvi Yehuda HaCohen Kook and Rabbi Avraham Shapira.
During the disengagement plan he joined readers in refusing an order. He is married to Nitza. The couple has ten children.
His family wants to pray a lot about him: Rabbi Itamar ben Henrietta Hasya Orbach.