Rabbi Moshe Hager
riculum. He also helped develop areas where his followers could live en bloc.
Among the other items he introduced through his representatives, were buses segregating men and women. These are now accepted in several haredi ( ultra-orthodox) neighbourhoods, despiting having aroused the ire of many Israelis. Yet politically he wasconsidered a liberal in that he was against the settlements.
However, he never wavered from the strictures of the classical, chassidic way of life. His four daughters all married leading lights in the chassidic/haredi world, including the Satmerer Rebbe.
By the time of his death Moshe Yehoshua had seen Vishnitz become the second largest chassidic group in Israel, numbering many thousand families, living in Bnei Brak, Ashdod, Rehovot, El-ad, and Modi’in Elite. He was concerned that young couples could live in relatively inexpensive apartments and it did not matter that they were not Vishnitzer chassidim. Despite suffering bad health in the last ten years of his life, the Rebbe remained an authority figure to whom people turned for advice. His two sons Rabbi Menachem Mendel and Rabbi Yisrael are in dispute as to the Vishnitz inheritance.