Rav Elyashiv’s Condition Deteriorates

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yosef-shalom-elyashiv-11The condition of Maran Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv continues to deteriorate, according to his doctors, who are very concerned. Rav Elyashiv has been suffering from pain and a high fever, as physicians at Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center continue to try to address water on his lungs and a blood infection. Rav Elyashiv is currently sedated and connected to a respirator.

Earlier this week, Rav Elyashiv was removed from the ventilator and was able to breathe on his own for several days, but he then suffered a relapse, with symptoms of pneumonia. The recent finding of a blood infection is disconcerting, a member of the family told Matzav.com Israel.

Doctors are monitoring the 101-year-old posek hador around the clock, trying to address the latest developments.

Rav Elyashiv remains in the cardiac unit on the tenth floor of Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center, as he is now in the hospital for almost one month.

Klal Yisroel is asked to continue davening for Rav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Musha.

{Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}


  1. Rabosai, the situation is indeed serious
    B”h the fever is down and the blood pressure is good
    Yesterday and the day before was a bit of a scare but it did improve somewhat and we need to continue being mispallel

    I am sitting with one of marans einiklach and he just spoke to his nephew who is there now in the hospital
    May the rebono shel olam give Maran a Refuah shleima besoch shear cholei Yisroel

  2. Klal Yisroel just needs him in our midst! As bad as this world is, it is that much better with him there! May we all be m’sameach when Matzav.com posts a video clip of him going to the Kosel again, be”H to bentch Gomel!

  3. What ever happened to the Doctors that were flown in from America? Are they still there? Were they able to do anything?

  4. We have no idea what it means, having Maran among us… May he have a refuah shleimah and have many more years. Thank you to #1 for the update.

  5. Rabeinu continues to suffer for our chataim. Perhaps its time we use our nuclear weapon against the sitra achra: tfilos shel tinnokos beis raban. Whatever they daven is pure and can’t help but be heard!

    We adults should lead by example, after every tfila btzibur. Isn’t Rabeinu worth our time? Good shabbos


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