Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz
Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz PR

Israel Prize winner Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz (Even Yisrael) was hospitalized Wednesday morning after suffering a stroke.

The 79-year-old Steinzaltz was taken to Sha'arei Tzedek hospital, where he underwent successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot and is recovering in the ICU. He is breathing independently and is responsive to his surroundings.

The family requested that people pray for Rabbi Adin ben Rivka Leah.

Veteran journalist Dan Margalit tweeted "Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz is a great light, a rare scholar and knowledgable person, a pure soul and great lover of Israel. I join those who are praying for his recovery."