Based on instructions from gedolei Yisroel shlita, collective prayers continue to be said at yeshivas and other botei medrash for the recuperation of Rabbenu Yosef Sholom ben Chaya Mousha Eliashiv shlita. Although his health had improved somewhat, he is still listed in critical condition, and in the past few days his condition has taken a turn for the worse.
At schools and talmudei Torah time is set aside to recite Tehillim.
On Thursday night a number of special prayer efforts were made. As a merit for his recovery, some have undertaken various pledges, such as to accept Shabbos earlier than usual, to learn Torah on Shabbos night.