An atmosphere of aveilus has permeated the Vishnitz tzibur after hearing of the petira on Wednesday, 23 Teves, of a great grandson of the Rebbe (Reb Yisroel) Shlita in Eretz Yisrael.
The child was also a grandson to the Zvhill Rebbe Shlita and a son to Rav Menachem Mendel Hager, who is a son of HaRav Yitzchak Shiya Hager.
The niftar, just 4 years old, suffered and battled a difficult illness in recent years and was recently flown to the USA to undergo complicated treatments. He was niftar in a US hospital.
Chassidim and others were mispallel around the world including at Mekomos HaKodoshim in Eretz Yisrael.
Because of the aveilus, the big trip planned in the community for Thursday, 24 Teves to Kivrei Avos, the Machpelah and Kever Rochel, was postponed. The day was planned ahead of the chasenah of a grandchild of the Vishnitzer Rebbe Shlita, Rav Yaakov Mordechai Hager.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)