Rabbi David Lau
Rabbi David LauYitzhak Kalman

Rabbi David Lau, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, has asked the public to pray for the complete recovery of his wife, who is in serious condition.

The public is asked to pray for the recovery of Rebbetzin Feiga Tzipora Bat Hadassah.

"To break through the Gates of Heaven, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Lau, calls on the public to pray for the recovery of his wife, Rebbetzin Feiga Tzipora Bat Hadassah, for a complete recovery. G-d will not ignore the prayers of the masses," a statement released on behalf of Rabbi Lau said.

The Chief Rabbi did not reveal which medical issue his wife is suffering from.

The Behadrei Haredim website reported that Rebbetzin Lau was flown to Beilinson Hospital on Friday night from Crete, Greece, after collapsing.