Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky
Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky Shlomo Neimark

A public prayer session will be held on Saturday night for leading Religious Zionist rabbi Rabbi Elisha Vishlitzky, a rabbi at Machon Meir yeshiva in Jerusalem, the head of the "Mahut" Beit Midrash, and among the founders of the Religious Zionist "core group" movement in which young religious Zionist couples move in a group to areas needing a boost of Judaism, education and social volunteering.

Earlier this month, the 63-year-old rabbi underwent a medical procedure at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, where he remains hospitalized.

The prayer session will be held in Machon Meir's study hall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Moshe, at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night.

In an announcement, his students emphasized that "we need him, with all his strength and might."

The rabbi's family is asking the public to pray for the health and full recovery of Rabbi Elisha ben Bella Bertha.