The condition of Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, one of the most respected decisors of Jewish law in the haredi community, has stabilized, hospital officials reported Wednesday night.
Hospital officials at Mayanei Hayeshua in Bnei Brak held a press briefing Wednesday night, revealing that Rabbi Steinman’s condition had stabilized, following a serious deterioration earlier in the day.
Professor Eliyahu Sorkin, head of the intensive care unit at Mayanei Hayeshua, told reporters that the rabbi’s condition, while still serious, had stabilized. Earlier on Wednesday, Rabbi Steinman’s condition had been listed as critical.
Sorkin, a Lubavitcher chossid, added that Rabbi Steinman was suffering from a kidney infection, but is not in any immediate life-threatening danger.
“He still has a problem with one of his kidneys, and we’re trying to find a solution,” said Sorkin. “I don’t believe he is in any immediate danger. But I don’t know what his condition will be tomorrow, and I can’t even be sure how it will be an hour from now. But his condition has stabilized a bit.”
Rabbi Steinman, 103, had been released from Mayanei Hayeshua on November 5 after being suffering from weakness and a fever. He returned to the hospital to undergo testing as an outpatient this week, and on Tuesday night was admitted as a patient.
Rabbi Steinman’s eldest daughter Rachel Devora Berlin, passed away suddenly Wednesday morning from cardiac arrest. She was 72.
The public is asked to daven for R’ Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gittel Feiga.