Condition of Rabbi Shteinman, 103-year-old Leader of non-Hasidic Haredim, Deteriorates

Rabbi Aaron Leib Shteinman has recovered from the pneumonia for which he was hospitalized last week, but doctors are 'very concerned' about his general condition.

Rabbi Aaron Leib Shteinman in 2013.
Olivier Fitoussi

The medical condition of Rabbi Aaron Leib Shteinman has taken a turn for the worse, his doctors at the Ma’ayanei Hayeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak said on Sunday.

Rabbi Shteinman, 103, is considered the leading sage in the non-Hasidic (Lithuanian) Haredi community. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday after a bout with pneumonia.

Shteinman has been regarded as the leader of the Lithuanian Torah world since the passing of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv four years ago. He is the head of Degel Hatorah’s Council of Torah Sages.