The Seretz Vishnitz Rebbe, HaGaon HaRav Eliezer Hager ZT”L was niftar a short time ago. Zaka released a statement of aveilus to the media shortly after the rebbe’s petira. There were reports earlier that CPR was being performed on the rebbe. There are no additional details at this time.
The rebbe has been in and out of the hospital for various issues during the past year.
The Levaya will be held on Wednesday morning at the Seret Vishnitz Bais Medrash in Haifa, and then proceed to Bnei Brak.
The images below were taken just two weeks ago at the Bar Mitzvah of the Rebbe’s great-grandson..
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Three מנהיגים, גדולי ישראל, were taken from us within ONE WEEK!
רבונו של עולם, how much more must you exact from us? This is so hard!
ומי שאמר לעולמו די יאמר לצרותינו די
BDE Oih! We are losing our tzadikim
I was by him many times a real tzadik of yesteryear
He would sleep maybe two hours a night and learned shas many times, but very humble and discreet
He went out of his way to avoid any machlokes and was very warm towards any yid frum or not
may he be a melietz yosher for us all