From Arutz-7 at 4:30 pm today:
Emergency Heart Surgery for Rabbi Eliyahu
(IsraelNN.com) The condition of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, the former Sephardic Chief Rabbi and a top rabbinic authority for the religious-Zionist public, has taken a turn for the worse. He was rushed to the operating room for emergency heart surgery late this afternoon.
An angioplasty procedure on the Rabbi this morning apparently did not succeed. A top doctor from the United States arrived in Israel last night to oversee the rabbi's medical treatment.
Large prayer sessions have been held for the rabbi over the past several weeks, including one of thousands at the entrance plaza to Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, where Rabbi Eliyahu is hospitalized.
Everyone is asked to pray for a refua shleima (a speedy and complete healing) for
(HaRav) Mordechai Tzemach ben Mazal Tov