Rabbi Gershon Edelstein
Rabbi Gershon Edelstein Photo by Yaakov Naumi/Flash90

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, a leading Lithuanian-haredi rabbi, is expected to be released from the hospital in the coming days, Kikar Hashabbat reported.

On Thursday, Rabbi Edelstein was admitted to Bnei Brak's Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center following a cardiac event.

Several senior Israeli officials have called up MK Moshe Gafni, a Lithuanian-haredi Knesset member, to inquire after Rabbi Edelstein's welfare, the site added.

On Shabbat (Sabbath) a small prayer quorum was held in Rabbi Edelstein's hospital room, and his family members ate the Shabbat meals with him. On Shabbat morning, a circumcision ceremony was held for one of Rabbi Edelstein's great-grandsons, and Rabbi Edelstein was honored with the role of sandak.

According to relatives, Rabbi Edelstein's condition is "excellent," and he is adhering to his usual schedule from the hospital, including classes, answering questions, offering advice and blessings, and praying with a quorum of ten with yeshiva students from the Ponevezh Yeshiva.

The relatives added that Rabbi Edelstein is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday, and the doctors are continually performing tests in order to try to understand what caused the pain and weakness that led Rabbi Edelstein to require admission and prevent a recurrence.

According to the doctors, if Rabbi Edelstein is not released on Monday, it will not be because his health is not good, but because the doctors are interested in continuing to observe him and understand his situation better.

The public is asked to continue praying for the complete recovery of Rabbi Yerachmiel Gershon, the son of Miriam.