Rav Chaim Kanievsky Taken to the Hospital


rav-chaim-kanievskyThe Sar Hatorah, Maran Rav Chaim Kanievsky, was taken to the hospital this evening after he experienced high fever and chills. Noted askan and medical expert Reb Elimelech Feurer was consulted and an ambulance from Ezra L’Marpeh was dispatched to Rav Chaim’s home on Rechov Rashbam in Bnei Brak.

At about 8 p.m., Rav Chaim was taken to Mayanei Hayeshuah Medical Center. Doctors believe that Rav Chaim suffered from an infection in his leg that subsequently spread to other parts of his body. Cellulitis is suspected.

The doctors have administered antibiotics to Rav Chaim and will keep him under close watch at the hospital at least until Erev Shabbos.

Rav Chaim, whose legendary wife, Rebbetzin Batsheva a”h, passed away just a few months ago, is surrounded by members of his immediate family who are in constant communication with the hospital’s physicians regarding Rav Chaim’s condition.

All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Shamaryahu Yosef Chaim ben Pesha Miriam.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}