Condition of Bnei Brak rabbi improves

Condition of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, hospitalized earlier this week, improves over weekend.

Michal Levi ,

Rabbi Nissim Karelitz
Rabbi Nissim Karelitz
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The condition of Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, 92, who was hospitalized Thursday at Bnei Brak's Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, improved over Friday and Saturday.

Rabbi Karelitz is a leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi and the chairman of Bnei Brak's rabbinical court.

Earlier this week, he suffered blood pressure issues and shortness of breath. He spent the last day of Passover in the hospital's intensive care unit surrounded by hospital staff, family members, and others close to him.

Sources close to Rabbi Karelitz said they hope he will be released home Sunday.

The public is asked to pray for Rabbi Shmaryahu Yosef Nissim, the son of Batya.