The former chief rabbi of Tel Aviv, a city of around 6 million people, has returned to the hospital after being treated for an infection.
He is recovering after undergoing a lengthy stay in the intensive care unit at the Weizmann Medical Center in the capital.
The doctor’s son, Dr. Ephraim, posted on Facebook on Thursday that he has not yet been discharged from the hospital, and that he is still working to get him discharged.
The father and son, who are married, were both born in Israel and both live in the city.
He was the chief rabbi for 12 years before he retired.
Eglon Bar-Yosef, the father of the two children, said that he was shocked and saddened by the news, but that he had been assured that the father and his wife would be receiving their father’s health care in Israel.
“It is the hardest thing that I have ever had to face, because I was a father to them.
And they are my children, so I feel that I will not lose them to this disease,” he said.
Bar-Ovef said that the parents were being treated by an Israeli physician, who is an ophthalmologist, and he is hopeful that he will be able to receive his son’s medical care in Tel Aviv.
The Israeli Health Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
Bar Yoav Bar-Aviv, a member of the Knesset, was also treated in the hospital for pneumonia.
He posted on his Facebook page that he did not know what was going on with the parents and had not been able to speak to them yet.
“I am disappointed in my family,” he wrote.
“We are the ones who suffer, who have to work for our bread.
They are still waiting for us.”
On Monday, the families of the children went to the funeral of Rabbi Avi Shilomo of the ultra-Orthodox Yeshivah Congregation in Haifa.
According to his son, Rabbi Shilom, who was buried in Tel Hashomer cemetery in Haaretz, died after suffering from pneumonia.
The funeral took place in a special section of the cemetery in which only the deceased and their family members are allowed to attend.
In the funeral, Rabbi Yoav Shiloma spoke about the pain he has felt since the beginning of his father’s illness.
“He has been in intensive care for months, and I can’t understand why he has had to go to the extent that he’s going to,” Rabbi Yoacov said.
“But his health is excellent, and we pray for his health, his health and that of his children.”