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Rebbe Yisroel Hager

November 20th, 2007 · 34 Comments

Rebbe Yisroel Hager

ישראל ב"ר משה

Radawitzer Rebbe of New York City

Date of Death: Wed. October 14, 1942 - Cheshvan 3 5703

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Beth David maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Along Brandeis Avenue, between Sunset and Autumn Avenue. Key can be obtained in the office upon arrival.

Biographical Notes:

Rebbe Yisroel Hager III
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yisroel Hager, Radawitzer Rebbe
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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, May, 1922
Radavitzer Rebbe
Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, August, 1922

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Photo Caption: The Jewish Morning Journal, December, 1921
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Photo Caption: The Radawitzer Rebbe, Rebbe Yisroel Hager offering his condolences to Rav Moshe Zevulun Margolies upon the death of his son. 

Bio Information:
The Rebbe Yisroel Hager Radawitzer Rebbe came to the United States in 1912.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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34 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DJ // Jan 15, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    His grandson is the Rabbi of the Wall Street Synagogue (which is not on Wall Street).

  • 2 Rabbi Stern // Oct 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The Rebbe whose yartziet is tomorrow was among the first Admorim to call New York home.

  • 3 MBD // Oct 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    The Rabbi of the Wall Street Synagogue (Meyer) has a brother (Moshe). Did the Radawitzer has any other grandchildren?

  • 4 YD Miller // Oct 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    No, Unfortunately his only son had these two sons who never married

  • 5 YD Miller // Oct 21, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Some good photos of the Tzion and its surroundings, including the tumbstones of his Rebbetzin and Son.

  • 6 asher // Oct 21, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Thanx for the link, YD.

  • 7 Reb Elya // Mar 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Is anyone interested in helping to restore the Ohel?

  • 8 Mo. Kennedy // Aug 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Can anybody read the metzevah of the rebbezin

  • 9 asher // Aug 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Mo, I see what you mean – perhaps it suppose to read as the following;
    הרבנית שפרינצא ע”ה
    כ”ה ניסן תשכ”א

    בת אדמו”ר הרה”צ
    ר’ ישראל שמואל

  • 10 Mo Kennedy // Oct 11, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Boruch Dayan Emes

    the rebbes grandson The Rabbi of the Wall Street Synagogue Rav meyer was niftar yesterday a big yachsen his father was the son of the radvitzer rebbe his mother was a daughter of the shotzer rebbe

    may he be a melitz yosher for his family

  • 11 Reb Elya // Oct 11, 2012 at 10:06 am

    How many living descendants does he now have?

  • 12 Mo Kennedy // Oct 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Reb Elya acording to what i understand Rav Meyer had a brother they are both mentioned in the tzavah of their grandfather the shotzer rebbe who was in radvitz and after ward in new york

    may we hear bsuros tovos

  • 13 menashe // Oct 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Mo Kennedy:
    from which Tzavovo are you talking about, also who was reb yosef shmiels wife
    thanks so much

  • 14 Mo Kennedy // Oct 19, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Reb memashe look at this page

    Reb yosef shmiels wife was a daughter of reb yitzchok moshkowitz shotzer rebbe of radowitz and afterwards in america the intresting thing is that reb yosef shmuel who was a talmid muvak of the meizeter iluy in yu and who was brought up in america went back to his hometown in radowitz to marry the daughter of the shotzer rebbe in radowitz

  • 15 Ilanith // Jul 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Does anyone know who was the mother of Reb Yisroel? In other words, the great-grandmother of Reb Moshe and Rabbi Meir Hager?

  • 16 M.kennedy // Aug 4, 2013 at 5:28 am


    you mean who was the wife of reb moishe radvitzer the autor of the vydaber moishe alfasi in his book writes that Reb moishe divorced her after 25 years before leaving to eretz yisroel but he does not write who she was may i ask what is your intrest

  • 17 Ilanith // Mar 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Just found your post, so sorry. Rebbe R. Moishe radvitzer was my great great grandfather. After writing this, I did hear that he had been divorced. I would still like to find out more about who she was and where she came from. Which book is vydaber moishe alfasi?

  • 18 M.kennedy // Mar 19, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Ms ilanit

    how are you related veydaber moishe is the book of his discourse on the weekly parsha i have read somewhere that after his divorce a letter from local rabbis was isued against his divorce from his wife

  • 19 Ilanith // Mar 20, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I didn’t know he wrote Vaydaber Moishe I thought he only wrote vayikach Moshe, his daughter Tzirel was my great grandmother Thank you so much for the information.

  • 20 M.kennedy // Mar 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Ms Ilanit

    my mistake he only wrote vayikach Moshe by the way who was your G.G mother married to also did The Rabbi of the Wall Street Synagogue Rav meyer hagar have any siblings

  • 21 Ilanith // Mar 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Rav Meyer zatzal had one brother who continues the traditions of the shule. Are you familiar with my family? I am trying to get more information about my great grandfather. His name was Reb Avraham Tzvi, I understand that he was a tzaddik, as they had added the name “malach” to his name when he got sick. Unfortunately, he was niftar shortly afterwards. I do not know his last name, but I was told that he was a descendent of Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berdichev. Are you related to my family?

  • 22 YD Miller // Mar 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm


    Avraham Tzvi’s wife Tzirel was a daughter of R’ Moshe Hager, Thier kids adopted the name Hager.

    One son was Professor Dr. Yoseph Hager who lived in Israel, a letter of his to Moses Bloch can be seen here:
    He writes a little about his family, how they were 3 children, 2 sons and one daughter.

    Are you his daughter?

  • 23 Ilanith // Mar 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Prof. Yoseph Alter Hager was my grandfather. He was a son to Tzirel. He had one brother (Itzik) and one sister (Roza), they both made it to America and are buried in Beth David. My father is the older son, Avraham, named for his grandfather, Avraham Tzvi.

    Thank you so much for the letter. I will print it out and read it. Does anyone know more about Reb Avraham Tzvi? They lived in Tzfat, and although Tzirel’s kever is intact, we can not find Reb Avraham Tzvi’s. We know approximately where it is, although it appears that the markings are not imprinted on it anymore.

  • 24 M.kennedy // Mar 26, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Ms Ilanit

    two years ago i had a long talk with reb meyer about his family what is the name of the new rov of wall street

  • 25 Ilanith // Mar 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    M. Kennedy

    I am not a local at the synagogue, but I checked it up online, and see that Reb Meyer continues to be noted as the Rabbi of the shule.

  • 26 Ilanith // Jun 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    M. Kennedy

    Apparently Reb Moshe, the brother of Reb Meyer, is continuing with the responsibilities of the shule.

  • 27 Grand Rebbe // Oct 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Was at the Rebba today and noticed your post. You should also point out that Reb Meyer doesn’t have a tombstone either.

  • 28 YD Miller // Jan 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm

  • 29 ilanith // Jan 19, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    YD Miller –
    Yasher Koach for the link. My grandfather is nitman in Nachlas Yitzchok in Tel Aviv.

  • 30 dover monzohn // Feb 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    if any one knows of any צאצאים still alive from the ויקח משה of raudewitz should please contact me at:” thanks alot.

  • 31 Yichus kosov // Apr 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

    The rabbi left a only son rabbi Yosef shield and he left two sons the older one is rabbi Moshe hager of Manhattan that I personaly met him he has an unusual knowledge in history and in Torah .the younger one recently died his name was rabbi Mayer hager he was also a special guy as I heard from others

  • 32 Shia // Sep 4, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I am a descendent of R’ Moshe Tzvi Magid zt’l. His mother, Rebitzin Bracha, was a sister of R’ Moshe Radovitz’s zt’l mother Rebitzin Leah.
    I went this summer to visit the Radivitz shul in Tzfas. I told that it’s private property and I wasn’t allowed in. Very disheartening to say the least. Does anyone know controls the shul now ?

  • 33 Ilanith // Nov 6, 2016 at 11:41 pm


    We are descendents of R. Moshe Radovitz. Can we be in touch by email? My address is

    The last time that I was there was Pesach, 2015. The shule had been inhabited a few years before by a group of local Breslover Chasidim. At that time, the shule was left open at all times for people to use.

    Kol tuv

  • 34 Chaim Meir // Oct 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    I was there today on the day of the yurtzeit Zy”u

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