Rabbi Ya'akov Edelstein, chief municipal rabbi of Ramat Hasharon, was admitted Sunday to Tel Hashomer Hospital over fears he was developing pneumonia.
After complaining of breathing difficulties, the 93-year-old rabbi was taken to the hospital via an ambulance, where medical staff began a series of tests and decided to admit him in order to monitor his condition throughout the day.
Despite his age, Rabbi Edelstein manages a busy timetable. Apart from his regularly scheduled lessons, he gives his advice to all sorts of communities and individuals who approach him.
Over the weekend, 93-year-old Rebbe Yochanan Sofer of the Erlau hasidic dynasty was released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem after being admitted over concerns he was developing pneumonia.