The Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, Rav Mordechai Hager zt”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, Rav Mordechai Hager zt”l. He was 95.

The rebbe had battled numerous health challenges over the last decade, He underwent a tracheotomy at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City several months ago and his condition continuously deteriorated. He passed away this morning.

The venerated admor led his large chassidus from his humble home in Kaser Village in Monsey, NY, adjacent to the large Vizhnitzer Bais Medrash.

The rebbe was born in 1922, a son of the fourth rebbe of Vizhnitz, Rav Chaim Meir Hager, the Imrei Chaim.

The rebbe‘s brother was Rav Moshe Hager zt”l, the Yeshuos Moshe, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak, father of the present admorim of Vizhnitz Bnei Brak.

Rav Mordechai and Rav Moshe took over leadership of the Chassidus over 40 years ago with the passing of their father, the Imrei Chaim, with Rav Moshe leading the kehillah in Bnei Brak and Rav Mordechai leading the kehillah in Monsey/Kaser.

In addition to leading his large chassidus, the rebbe raised an exemplary family, including his 14 children, 8 sons and 6 daughters, and many ainiklach.

The levayah will be held at the Vizhnitzer Bais Medrash in Kaser Village in Monsey at 12:30 p.m. today.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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