Amid Improvement, Tefillos Urged for Rachmastrivka Rebbe, Shlita


Though the condition of the Rachmastrivka Rebbe, shlita, has significantly improved since he was first admitted to the ICU of Mount Sinai Hospital on Sunday, his condition remained serious on Tuesday. Jews throughout the world continue to daven fervently for the refuah shleimah of the Rebbe, Harav Chai Yitzchak ben Esther Rivka.

“We see how the tefillos are working,” a family member told Hamodia. “We ask Klal Yisrael to please continue to daven.”

The Rebbe is fully alert and communicating with family members and gabba’im. On Tuesday afternoon, doctors decided to keep him on the respirator for at least another day.

The Rebbe was hospitalized last Wednesday night with a mild case of pneumonia and was released late Thursday afternoon, arriving home about two hours before Yom Tov. On Sunday, he returned to Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan after experiencing difficulty breathing.

In the Rachmastrivka Batei Medrash in Boro Park, Williamsburg, Monsey, and Lakewood, minyanim gathered to recite the entire sefer Tehillim with great emotion multiple times on Tuesday. A large group of Rachmastrivka Chassidim traveled to the kever of the Rebbe’s father-in-law, the Skverer Rebbe, zt”l, where the entire sefer Tehillim was recited.

Upon the instruction of the Rebbe’s nephew, the Rachmastrivka Rebbe of Eretz Yisrael, Tehillim was recited in the main Bais Medrash in Yerushalayim, and minyanim were sent to the Kosel and Meron.

Updated Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:05 pm