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The Vishnitzer Rebbe, ZT”L

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

The Jewish Press joins Klal Yisrael in mourning the death of Rav Moshe Yehoshua Hager, the Vishnitzer Rebbe in Bnei Brak since 1972 and a major Torah personality for more than sixty years.

A prodigious and highly respected Talmudist from his early youth, he became rosh yeshiva of the Vishnitz yeshiva upon his arrival in Israel in 1944 and later served as the community’s rabbinic court head. He was instrumental in building the Vishnitz community and its network of institutions in Bnei Brak, and under his guidance Vishnitz schools came to serve more than 10,000 children and Vishnitz chassidus grew in both numbers and influence. He urged his adherents to engage in serious Torah study and to uncompromisingly observe the Torah laws of modesty and ethical behavior. Until his health failed, his legendary gatherings drew thousands from both within and without the movement.

May his memory be a blessing.

Innovative Bride Cuts through Funeral Crowd in ZAKA Ambulance

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

A young woman in Bnei Brak, Israel, had a problem Wednesday: she was about to get married, but the streets outside the wedding hall, situated next to Kiryat Vishnitz, also in Bnei Brak, were packed with thousands of Vishnitz Hasidim who came to pay their last respects to the Vishnitzer Rebbe. How would she get to her own wedding on time?

Proving once again that Israelis are nothing if not innovative, the young bride called the ZAKA (a humanitarian volunteer organization) hotline and, within minutes, a ZAKA ambulance arrived at her door to drive her through the crowds and get her to her chupah on time.

ZAKA volunteer Berele Yaacovitz was delighted at this unusual assignment. “I’ve been volunteering as a ZAKA driver for the last ten years and this is the first time I’ve been involved in a joyous event,” he said with a big smile. “It is truly an emotional moment for me to see my vehicle, which has seen such sorrow and tragedy, take a bride to her wedding.”

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