YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, HaRav Moshe Yehoshua Hager ZATZAL, just a few moments ago, at the age of 95. The family and close Chassidim were gathered around the Rebbes bedside as they recited Viduy and Krias Shema, and shortly after finishing, the Rebbe returned his Neshama to the Ribono Shel Olam.
The Rebbe was born in Romenia in 1916, to his father, the previous Rebbe, the holy Imrei Chaim. He is survived by his brother, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe of Monsey, and his sons Rav Yisroel, Rav Mendel, and daughters who are married to Rav Menachem Ernster (Rosh Yeshiva of the Vizhnitzer Yeshiva in Bnei Brak), the Satmar Rebbe from Kiryas Yoel, the Belzer Rebbe, and the Rebbitzen of the Skver Rebbe (New Square).
Rav Yisroel Hager has been leading the Bnei Brak Chassidus since the Rebbe became unwell in recent years, while his son Rav Mendel Hager was appointed at the Av Beis Din of the Chassidus.
The Levaya details are not confirmed as of this posting, but sources tell YWN that the Levaya will take place early Wednesday morning in the Bais Medrash in Bnei Brak.
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