Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vishnitzer Rebbe Moshe Yehoshua Hager passed away


After years of suffering from the Alzheimer disease, the Vishnitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak, Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager, passed away. Within the past few days his health situation worsened and the Rebbe was suffering from fever. Tonight he died at the age of 95.

Kiryat Vishnitz (Bnei Brak) in mourning because the Chassidim still stuck to their old Rebbe although his sons Israel and Menachem Mendel Hager took over leadership. Their father, however, was some kind of a mutual connection, as Vishnitz Bnei Brak split into two groups with the two Rebbe brothers hating each other. Now the connection between all Vishnitzers in gone.

1 comment:

  1. B"H

    Today, I found this request sent to my e - mail account:

    Please remove the thing about 2 brothrs hating each other. Thank You.

    I am not a person pleasing everybody and, unfortunately, Vishnitz Bnei Brak hasn't been too friendly to each other in the past few years. The group split and there are two communities in Kiryat Vishnitz now.