R' Pinchas Hager, A.B.D. Borsa

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About R' Pinchas Hager, A.B.D. Borsa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vizhnitz_(Hasidic_dynasty%29

http://www.hareidi.org/en/index.php/Vizhnitz_(Hasidic_dynasty%29

He was raised not only by his father, the Imrei Baruch of Vizhnitz, but also by his grandfather, Rabbi Menachem Mendel, the Tzemach Tzaddik of Vizhnitz. When he was only eighteen, Rabbi Pinchas was thrust into the position of a rebbe in Borsha, a town on the Vishiva River by the foot of the Carpathians. Borsha was one of the 160 Jewish communities of the approximately 500-square kilometer Maramures (Marmerosh) district of northwestern Romania. After the outbreak of the First World War, the Rebbe fled to Budapest, and then to Vishiva and Sighet after the war. In 1926, his son, Rabbi Alter Menachem Mendel succeeded him as rebbe in Borsha. He and his two brothers perished in the Holocaust.