The family of Rabbi Chaim Druckman published a statement Thursday afternoon thanking the Israeli public for their prayers for the rabbi's recovery from the coronavirus, which he was diagnosed with last Friday.

"Last night we were called to the hospital. We stood around the rabbi's bed, we prayed, we sang and we saw in front of our eyes how various vital signs stabilized as the rabbi bravely faced an extremely difficult situation. After a day of being almost unconscious the rabbi even opened his eyes for a certain amount of time and responded to our questions by moving his head and his hands, something that repeated itself even when the doctor came in early in the morning," the family said.

"Despite the difficult situation, we believe and expect salvation. The stabilization of the medical condition and the slight improvement from yesterday when it already seemed that there was no chance, the prayers and support from the entire people of Israel, the dedication and professionalism of the staff at the hospital - give us strength, and we are sure that they will give the rabbi strength as well," they added.

Rabbanit Bruria Binnenfeld, the daughter of Rabbi Chaim Druckman, said earlier Thursday that he father's condition had taken a "miraculous" turn for the better.... Read More: Arutz-7