Rabbi Eliezer Berland, a leading rabbi in the Breslav movement, faced surgery, Sunday evening, after experiencing pain during Shabbat, although he did not complain about it. Early Sunday morning, his aides decided unanimously to send him to Hadassah Ein-Kerem hospital, where a series of examinations determined the need for the surgery. Following the procedure, the head of the Shuvu Banim yeshiva is expected to be in the hospital for a number of days.
The public is asked to pray for Rabbi Eliezer ben Atiah. His students were asked to say the Tikun Clali prayer three times in his name.