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Menachem Mendel Hager

Hebrew: מנחם מענדל האגער
Also Known As: "Ahavat Shalom", "Menachem Mendel Kossover", "Menachem Mendel Hagar Admor of Kosov", "Menachem Mendel Hagar"
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Kosov
Death: October 27, 1825 (57)
Immediate Family:

Son of Yakov Kopel Hasid Hager and Cahya Hager
Husband of Shaine Ruchel Hager and Sheina Ruchel Hager [of Kosov]
Father of S. Schefler (Hager); R' David Hager of Zablodov; ? Aurbach and R' Chaim Hager of Kosow

Occupation: Rabbi in Kossov, BAAL AHAVAT SHALOM, Admor in Kosov
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About Reb Menachem Mendel Hager [Ahavat Shalom of

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov (1768 - 17 Cheshvan 1826) was the son of a close disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, and himself a disciple of R. Moshe Leib of Sasov. He conducted a modest business until persuaded by his contemporaries to become rav of Kosov, to which thousands of Jews then flocked. Both the Vizinitz and Kosov dynasties stem from him. His teachings are collected in Ahavas Shalom. Source

The Haguer's Ancestors were Portuguese Jews who fled to Holland in 1492 when Ferdinand & Isabella expelled the Jews. After living at the Hague, Capital of the Netherlands, for many generations they wandered East to Austria and were known in Austria as the Haguers..."Immigrants from the Hague"!!! Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kosov is the forbearer of the famous chasidic dynasty of Vizhnitz and Kosov that still have thousands of followers at this present time all across the globe in every orthodox Jewish community.

Vizhnitzer Hassidic Lineage:

  • Rebbe Yisroel Baal Shem Tov - founder of Hasidism
  • Rebbe Yaakov Koppel Chasid - disciple of the Baal Shem Tov
  • Rebbe Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov - author of Ahavas Shalom - (son of Rebbe Yaakov Koppel Chossid)

  • Rebbe Chaim Hager of Kosov - author of Toras Chaim - (son of the Ahavas Shalom)
  • Rebbe Yaakov Shimshon Hager of Kosov, (son of the Toras Chaim)
  • Rebbe Yosef Alter Hager of Radovitz, (son of the Toras Chaim; grandson-in-law of Rebbe Moshe Zvi of Savran)

The Vizhnitzer Rabbinical Dynasty:

1. Rebbe Menachem Mendil Hager of Vizhnitz - first Rebbe of Vizhnitz

- author of Tzemach Tzadik

- (son of the Toras Chaim of Kosov;

- son-in-law of Rebbe Yisroel of Ruzhin / Rizhin Rabbinical Dynasty.


- R' Israel Friedman, Founder of the Ruzhiner Dynasty

2. Rebbe Boruch Hager of Vizhnitz

- author of Imrei Baruch

- (son of the Tzemach Tzadik).

Rabbi Chaim of Ottynia (d.1931) - author of Tal Chaim (son of the Imrei Baruch).

Rabbi Israel Shalom Joseph Hager, Admor of Stanislawow, (son of the Tal Chaim).

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Hager, Admor of Ottynia, (son of the Tal Chaim).

Rabbi Moshe of Shatz (son of the Imrei Baruch).

Rabbi Yitschok Yaakov Dovid of Storozhynets (son of the Imrei Baruch).

3. Rebbe Yisroel Hager of Vizhnitz

- author of Ahavas Yisrael

- (son of the Imrei Baruch). 

Rabbi Menachem Mendl Hager (1886-1941), Rov of Vishive — (eldest son of the Ahavas Yisrael).

Rebbe Eliezer Hager of Vizhnitz (1890-1945) - author of Damesek Eliezer - (son of the Ahavas Yisrael).

4a. Rebbe Baruch Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz

- author of Mekor Baruch

- (son of the Ahavas Yisrael).

5a. Rebbe Eliezer Hager of Seret-Vizhnitz - present Rebbe of Seret-Vizhnitz of Haifa - (son of the Mekor Baruch).

Rabbi Moshe Hager, previous Rosh Yeshivah of Seret-Vizhnitz - (son of the Mekor Baruch).

6. Rabbi Hager, Shotz-Vizhnitz Rebbe of Haifa - (son of Moshe Hager).

- - 4b. Rebbe Chaim Meir Hager of Vizhnitz - author of Imrei Chaim - (son of the Ahavas Yisrael).

- - 5b. Rebbe Moshe Yehoshua Hager of Vizhnitz - present Vizhnitzer Rebbe in Bnei Brak - (son of the Imrei Chaim).

- - 5c. Rebbe Mordechai Hager of Monsey-Vizhnitz - present Monsey-Vizhnitzer Rebbe in Monsey - (son of the Imrei Chaim).

6. Rabbi Dovid Hager, Rov of Imrey Chaim Community, London

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Reb Menachem Mendel Hager [Ahavat Shalom of's Timeline

Age 22
Age 27
Age 29
Zablodov, Poland
October 27, 1825
Age 57