Prayer Rally for Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu

( A large prayer rally for the health of the Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu was held at the Sanhedria Cemetery in Jerusalem Monday. The prayer took place at the grave of Rabbi Yehuda Tzedaka, Rabbi Eliyahu’s uncle.

Rabbi Shmuel Bnayahu, Rabbi David Basri and Rabbi Moshe Tzadka, the present Head of Porat Yosef Yeshiva, where Rabbi Eliyahu studied, said prayers for Rabbi Eliyahu’s recovery.

Rabbi Eliyahu is one of the spiritual leaders of the Religious Zionist movement and is considered an authority by both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. He is a longtime supporter of Jonathan Pollard and became his spiritual mentor while Pollard was in prison.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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