02 October 2011

Ominous News


HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman Shlita is calling on the tzibur to daven for HaGaon HaRav Yosef Sholom [ben Chaya Musha] Elyashiv Shlita, whose health continues to decline.

The Posek HaDor was admitted to Shaare Zedek Medical Center for tests in recent weeks, and it appears he has not since recovered. While he was discharged, the Rav has been weak and having difficulty maintaining his daily routine. This was the case on Rosh Hashanah too.

As a result of his weakness over yomtov, the Rav has agreed to return to Shaare Zedek for another round of tests. It is unclear exactly when this will occur.

In the Sunday edition of the Israeli Yated, there is a notice in the name of Rav Shteinman Shlita calling upon the tzibur to daven for Rav Elyashiv’s well-being.


HaGaon R’ Shteinman May Cancel Shiur Schedule Due To Possible Infection

HaGaon HaRav Aaron Leib Shteinman is experiencing strong pains in a leg, apparently due to an infection, making ambulation most difficult.

During the days of Rosh Hashanah the Rosh Yeshiva walked from his home at 5 Chazon Ish Street in Bnei Brak to Yeshivas Gaon Yaakov on Nechemia Street, a walk that takes the Gadol HaDor 30 minutes.

The Rosh Yeshiva davens in Gaon Yaakov every year, the yeshiva headed by a son-in-law, Rabbi Ze’ev Berlin to take part in tefilos musaf and shofar blowing. The Rav’s grandson is the bal tokea.

Due to the infection and its accompanying pains and difficulty ambulating, the Rav remains home at this time. In past years, the Rosh Yeshiva delivers many shiurim during the Aseres Yimei Tshuva in Yeshivas Ponevezh and Slobodka, attracting thousands, but this year, he may cancel some or all of them due to the Rav’s physical condition.

Both reports come from Yeshiva World News

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