Name Added for Hagaon Harav Chaim Epstein, Shlita

BROOKLYN (Hamodia Staff) -

As Klal Yisrael continues to daven for the recovery of the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivah Zichron Melech in Boro Park, “Rafoel” was added to the name of Hagaon Harav Chaim Leib Epstein, shlita, in light of his grave health condition.

“The Rosh Yeshivah’s situation is still very precarious,” said Rabbi Yosef Halberstat, administrator of Yeshivas Zichron Melech. “We had a large atzeres tefillah here on Thursday and the Lakewood yeshivah is saying Tehillim daily for his recovery.

”Harav Epstein’s position as one of America’s senior Gedolim and a leader of the Torah world have elicited gatherings to be mispallel for his health in communities in America and Eretz Yisrael.

Harav Rafoel Chaim Leib ben Shaina Itta has been hospitalized since before Chanukah and remains in very serious condition.