Continued Concern About Maran Rav Elyashiv


rav-elyashiv-small-picYerushalayim – The doctors at Shaarei Tzedek Hospital in Yerushalayim responsible for the care of the posek hador, Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, remain very concerned about his condition five days after he was hospitalized. It has been a difficult week thus far for the gadol hador, his family, and truly all of Klal Yisroel, and his close family members say that Rav Elyashiv’s life is still hanging in the balance and that Yidden everywhere should continue to daven and learn as a zechus for him.

According to updates received by, doctors fear that Rav Elyashiv has contracted an infection in his blood. After the doctors met yesterday, they decided not to remove the respirator to which Rav Elyashiv has been connected.

“While things were somewhat better yesterday morning,” said a member of Rav Elyashiv’s inner circle, “we must not be complacent. The situation is still very grave and his life is hanging in the balance.”

Last night, senior cardiac specialists from Shaarei Tzedek and from Tel Hashomer Hospital held an intense meeting to discuss how to proceed in caring for Rav Elyashiv. The complication involves the fact that the respirator prevents the doctors from removing the fluid that has been building up in Rav Elyashiv’s lungs, but because of his weakness and inability to breathe on his own, they do not want to disconnect the respirator. The situation is therefore very serious and Klal Yisroel is asked to storm the heavens with tefillah.

All are asked to continue davening for Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha.

{Yair Newscenter}