Hareidi Religious-Court President Yitzchak-Tuvia Weiss paid a surprise visit, Monday, to ailing Rabbi Shalom Yoseph Elyashiv at Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Rabbi Weiss, also a patient at the hospital, read from the book of Psalms and recited a prayer for Rabbi Elyashiv's recovery. On Sunday, doctors tried to remove Rabbi Elyashiv from a respirator but had to reconnect him after two hours. Those close to the rabbi say his condition is critical and he cannot undergo treatment to stabilize his condition. The public is asked to continue to pray for the recovery of Harav Yosef Shalom ben Chaya Mousha.
Rabbi Weiss was hospitalized at the beginning of the week with a high fever. Diagnosed with pneumonia, he is responding to treatment and is expected to be released in the next few days.