Rabbi Shteinman's condition deteriorates significantly

Leading haredi rabbi's condition deteriorates significantly late Wednesday morning, following his daughter's funeral.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman
Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman

Lithuanian-haredi Torah leader Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, 103, was brought to Mayanei Hayeshua Hospital's intensive care unit on Wednesday morning.

The decision to bring Rabbi Shteinman to the hospital was made due to a deterioration in Rabbi Shteinman's condition, as well as a rising fever. His condition further deteriorated late Wednesday morning.

Rabbi Shteinman was released from Mayanei Hayeshua on November 5. He returned to the hospital to undergo testing as an outpatient this week, and on Tuesday night was admitted as a patient.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Rabbi Shteinman's eldest daughter, Rachel Devora Berlin, died of cardiac arrest at age 72. Emergency forces arriving at her home attempted to revive her but were forced to declare her death.

Berlin's funeral was held on Wednesday morning in Bnei Brak, and she will be buried in Bnei Brak's local cemetery.