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UPDATE: Rav Elyshiv’s Condition Deteriorates

The condition of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is deteriorating as doctors struggle to keep him alive.

Elyashiv, who had been in critical but stable condition since last week, took a turn for the worst after undergoing procedures Sunday to remove mechanical breathing devices.

Diagnosed with pulmonary edema, Rabbi Elyashiv’s appears to have pneumonia, complicating attempts to allow him to breathe independently.

The 101-year-old Torah sage and Ultra-Orthodox community leader is being cared for at Jerusalem’s Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center.

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