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  3/20/2012, Adar 26, 5772

Second Vizhnitz Rebbe Falls Ill


The Vizhnitz Rebbe in Monsey, Rabbi Mordechai Hager, fell ill on Monday and has been hospitalized. Rabbi Mordechai Hager is the brother of Rabbi Moshe Hager, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe in Israel, who passed away one week ago.

The two brothers took over leadership of the Chassidic sect 40 years ago with the passing of their father, Rabbi Chaim Meir Hager, with one leading the movement in Bnei Brak and the other leading a branch in the New York region in the United States. A third branch of the movement is located in Haifa.