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  2/7/2012, Shevat 14, 5772

Rabbi Elyashiv in Very Serious but Stable Condition

Officials at Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem described the condition Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv as "very serious but stable," Tuesday morning. Chairman Ze'ev of the Igud Hatzalah medical service told Arutz Sheva that the best doctors were treating the 101-year-old rabbi.

Prayers are being said for the Rabbi Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Mousha in synagogues and yeshivas. A spokesman for the rabbi's family said his life was hanging in the balance.