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  • Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey Passes Away

    With great pain we report the passing of Hadmor Hagaon Harav Mordechai Hager, OB”M, who passed away Friday morning in New York, at the age of 95 • Full Story

    With great pain we report the passing of Hadmor Hagaon Harav Mordechai Hager, OB”M, who passed away Friday morning in New York, at the age of 95.

    The great Rebbe and tzaddik Harav Mordechai Hager was born in Grosswardein (Oradea) Romania, on 18th Tammuz, 5682 (July 14, 1922) to his father the Imrei Chaim, the Admor Maran Harav Chaim Meir Hager, zy”a, and his wife Margalit, daughter of Harav Zev Twersky, the Admor of Rachmastrivka, zy”a.

    As a child he was very close to his grandfather, the Saba Kadisha “Ahavas Yisrael” of Vizhnitz, zy”a.

    In 5702, he went to learn for a zman by the Admor Harav Yoel of Satmar, zy”a, and then for two years by Harav Yosef Greenwald of Pupa (the Vaychi Yosef), zy”a. Throughout his life, he would consider these two to be his primary rebbeim.

    In 5704, as the world closed in on Hungarian Jewry, Reb Mordechai was able to escape across the border to Bucharest, Romania, where stayed for the duration of the war. Every year, Reb Mordechai would celebrate the 34th day of the Omer, the day on which he made his escape.

    In 5705, he married Feige Malka, daughter of Harav Yaakov Yosef, the Admor of Skver, zy”a. Tragically, she was niftar, childless, just one year later. The following year, he married her younger sister, Sima Mirel, with whom he had 14 children.

    Reb Mordechai, his wife, and her family then traveled to the United States, where he began serving as Rav of the Vizhnitzer Chassidim in America – first in Boro Park, and then in Williamsburg.

    In 5724, no longer wishing to live in a crowded city, and he moved to Monsey.

    After his father was niftar in 5732, both Reb Mordechai and his brother were crowned as Rebbes of Vizhnitz: His brother Rav Moshe Yehoshua Hager as the Admor in Israel, and he as Rebbe of Vizhnitz in the U.S. In America he was known as the Admor of Vizhnitz, while in Israel he was called the Rebbe of Vizhnitz-Monsey or the Admor of Monsey.

    Reb Mordechai wrote in his will that all his sons should be crowned as Rebbes, each one in a different city around the world. He had already distributed his sefarim and other sacred items to his sons.

    In the past seven years, he had taken sick and couldn’t read. Since he did not want to stop learning Torah, he asked that recorded shiurim be brought to him. From among those that were brought to him, he chose to listen to the Gemara lectures delivered by HaRav HaGaon Chaim Shmerler, shlita.

    Reb Mordechai’s 14 sons and daughters are:

    Tziporah, married to Harav Avraham Dov Twersky, the Rav of the Rachmastrivka community in Monsey; he is the son of the Admor Rebbe Yochanan of Rachmastrivka, zy”a, and brother of the the Rachmastrivka Rebbe, shlita, of America.

    Harav Pinchas Shalom (niftar 5775) served as Rav of the Toras Chaim Vizhnitz community in Boro Park. He was married to Zisel Raizel, daughter of the Admor HaRav Shmuel Tzvi Horowitz of Spinka, zy”a. His son Rav Yaakov Yosef succeeded him as Rav of Toras Chaim.

    Harav Yisrael, Rav of the Toras Chaim Vizhnitz community in Monsey. He is married to Miriam, daughter of Harav Eliezer Meisels, zy”a, of Uhell. He will be the Rav of the Beis Medrash HaGadol of Vizhnitz.

    Malkah Chana Rachel, married to Harav Yisrael Eliezer Fisch, the Rebbe of Biksad Williamsburg.

    Harav Menachem Mendel, Rav of the Toras Chaim Vizhnitz community in Kiamesha Lake, New York. He is married to Feige Shifra, daughter of his uncle HaRav Chai Yitzchak Twersky, the Admor of Rachmastrivka shlita in America.

    Harav Yitzchak Yochanan, Rav of the Toras Chaim Vizhnitz community in Williamsburg. He is married to Chaya Mindel, daughter of Harav Moshe of Kiviashed.

    Hinda, married to Harav Yehosef Ben-Tzion Rotenberg, Rav of the Kosson community in Boro Park, son of Rebbe Meshulam Feish, zy”a, former Rebbe of Kosson.

    Harav Eliezer Zev, Rav of the Toras Chaim Vizhnitz community in Yerushalayim, son-in-law of Harav David Twersky, zy”a, the Skverer Rebbe in Boro Park.

    Harav David, Rav of the Imrei Chaim Vizhnitz community in London. He is married to Chana Miriam, daughter of Harav Moshe Taub, shlita, Kalover Rebbe in the United States.

    Rav Aharon, Rav of the Ahavas Yisrael Vizhnitz community in Montreal. He is married to Sarah, daughter of Harav Nafali Aryeh Taub, zy”a, former Kalover Rebbe in the United States.

    Chava Raizel, married to Harav Aharon Menachem Mendel Twersky, son of her uncle Harav David Twersky, the Skverer Rebbe, shlita.

    Harav Baruch Shimshon, Rav of Vizhnitz-Monsey in Beit Shemesh, married to Miriam, daughter of his cousin Harav Yisrael Hager, shlita, the Rebbe of Vizhnitz in Eretz Yisrael.

    Golda, married to Harav Yitzchak Yechiel Michel Moskovitz, Rav of the Shatz community in Monsey, son of Harav Yosef Chaim of Shatz-Williamsburg.

    Bracha, married to Harav Nachman Yosef Twersky, son of Harav Zev Twersky, who is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Maor Einayim and the son of HaRav Yochanan of Rachmastrivka, zy”a.


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