Wedding of Great-Grandson of Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey


vizhnitzer-rebbe-of-monseyLast night, Yisroel Hager married Faiga Dishel Shneibalg, daughter of Rav Chaim Yechiel Aaron Mayer Shneibalg, Zidichover Rebbe in Bnei Brak. The chosson is a son of Rav Yaakov Yosef Hager, who is a son of Rav Pinchas Sholom Hager, Boro Park Vishnitzer Rov, who is a son of Rav Mordechai Hager, Monsey Vizhnitzer Rebbe. Rav Yaakov Yosef is a son-in-law of Rav Avrohom Dov Twersky, Monsey Rachmestrivka Rav; son of Rav Chai Yitzchok Twersky, Boro Park Rachmestrivka Rebbe. Rav Pinchas Sholom is a son-in-law of Rabbi Shmuel Zvi Horowitz zt”l (1921-1997), Spinka Rebbe.

The kallah is a great‑granddaughter of Rav Yeshaya Shneibalg zt”l (1920‑2002), Rosh Beis Din of Belz, Yerushalayim, and Belzer Rov of Ramat Elchanan in Bnei Brak; son of Rav Dovid Shneibalg zt”l (1894-1969), Vishnitzer Dayan and Rosh Yeshiva in Grossvardein. Rav Dovid was appointed as Rosh Yeshiva at the Yeshiva’s inception in 1918. After World War II, he established Beis Medrash Machzikei HaDas in Manchester, England. The kallah is also a great‑great‑granddaughter of Rav Sholom Eichenstein, zt”l (1901‑1987), Zidichover Rebbe of Tzefas and Boro Park.

The Kabbalas Panim for the chosson was held in the new beis medrash in Monsey and for the kallah in the old beis medrash. Immediately after the chuppah, meals were served in the respective locations. The Mitzvah Tantz was conducted in the new beis medrash. Shabbos sheva berachos will be celebrated in Monsey.{Noam Newscenter/Machberes}


  1. Slight correction. Rav Dovid Schneeblag did not found the Machzikei Hadass. He was in fact its second Rav after Rav Dovid Feldman who authored a special version of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch. Rav Schneebalg’s son Rav Menachem Mendel Schneebalg is still the Rav of the MH amvsh.

  2. Correction: Reb Avrohom Dov Twesrsky oldest son-in-law of the Vishnitz’e Rebbe is the youngest BROTHER (NOT SON ) of the Rachmistrivkah Rebbe in BP. He is the son of the old Rachmistrivka rebbe in Eretz Yisroel Reb Yoichenen ZT”L

  3. The Schneebalg family did not “establish” the Machzikei Hadass Manchester Kehillah “after WW2.” It was founded in 1925 and its first rov was R’ Dovid Feldmann, ztl, formerly of Leipzig and author of Ir Dovid on KSA, who was rov from 1934 to 1947. R’ Dovid Schneebalg was rov from 1947 to 1964 when his son R’ Menachem Mendel took over and is still the rov.


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