Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey Convalescing At Home


The Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, Rav Mordechai Hager, is convalescing at home after a two week stay at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

The 95-year-old admor, who leads his chassidus in Kaser Village in Monsey, NY, was released on Friday and remains in serious condition.

The rebbe resides in Monsey, in a home located right next to his bais medrash in Kaser.

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 has raised an exemplary family, including his 14 children, 8 sons and 6 daughters, and many ainiklach.

While boruch Hashem the rebbe stablized enough to return home, his family and doctors stress that in light of his various medical difficulties, he is in need of a refuah and all are asked to continue davening for him.

All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Mordechai ben Margolia.

{CB Newscenter}


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