By COLlive reporter
If anyone is looking for the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, he is in Lubavitch.
Rabbi Mendel Hager, one of the two successors of the late Vizhnitzer Rebbe “Yeshuos Moshe,” is visiting the United States for a couple of weeks and is lodging in Crown Heights.
The Vizhnitzer Rebbe, who lived in Bnei Brak, was seen on Sunday arriving with a small group of chassidim to a fully furnished house on Eastern Parkway, a few doors down from Lubavitch Headquarters.
The two-story home belongs to local philanthropist Sholom Ber Drizin. Activist Eli Slavin and Rabbi Avrohom Lider, Director of the Ahavas Chesed organization, made the connection between the two.
Following his arrival, the Vizhnitzer Rebbe hosted a bris milah ceremony in the presence of a small group of his chassidim and was honored to cut the hair of a 3-year-old upshernish boy.
Businessman Sam Malamud, who lives nearby, came to visit his temporary nieghboor and welcome him to the neighborhood which was once a bastion of chassidic life in New York.