Reb Shraga Feivish Hager [of Zelishtshik]

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About Reb Shraga Feivish Hager [of Zelishtshik]

Harav Shraga Feivish Hager was the son of Harav Baruch of Vizhnitz, the Imrei Baruch. He was born in approximately 5630/1870. He married the daughter of Harav Chaim Menachem of Zinkov, a grandson of the Ohev Yisrael of Apta. In his zivug sheini, Reb Shraga Feivish married the daughter of Harav Moshe of Kossov, a relation.

After his father’s passing, Reb Shraga Feivish was appointed Rebbe in Zelitchik. During World War I, Reb Shraga Feivish fled, and settled in Chernowitz.

Although most of the chassidim of his father traveled to the courts of his older brothers — Harav Yisrael of Vizhnitz and Harav Moshe of Antiniya — his court had a large following.

Among his sons-in-law were his nephew, Harav Baruch Hager, son of his brother Harav Yechiel Michel of Horodenka; Harav Dovid Moshe Friedman of Sadigura-Gwadzhitz; and Harav Moshe Tzvi Twersky of Tolna in Philadelphia.

Reb Shraga Feivish was niftar on 13 Teves 5697/1936, in Vizhnitz.

Reb Shraga Feivish’s son Harav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel served as Kossover Rebbe of America, and his son, Harav Shraga Feivel Hager, is Kossover Rebbe, shlita, in Boro Park.

Zechuso yagen aleinu.