A large gathering of people accompanied R' Nosson Nota
Hendler, zt"l, a prominent Vishnitzer chossid,
who passed away last week at the age of 80 following a
R' Nosson was born to R' Elkono. When World War II broke out
he fled empty-handed and through chasdei Shomayim
arrived in Eretz Hakodesh. Inspired by a love of
learning he immediately sought out a place of Torah and found
it at Yeshivas Chevron, where the roshei yeshivos grew very
fond of him.
He was close to the Admor of Vishnitz, serving as a
melamed at the Vishnitz talmud Torah in
Jerusalem, where he instilled ahavas haTorah and
yiras Shomayim in his talmidim.
He studied at Yeshivas Mir for nearly 30 years and was known
for his hasmodoh and toil in Torah. In his
tefillos he would stir the hearts of all who heard. He
would attend every shiur or mussar drosho he
thought might inspire him. He was particularly vigilant in
preserving the sanctity of botei knesses, ensuring
nobody spoke during tefilloh.
Rav Nosson's wife passed away 12 years ago, but he came to
terms with the din and continued serving Hashem
faithfully. Recently he grew very ill and suffered great
yissurim that he accepted with love.
The levaya set out from the Vishnitz beis
medrash on Rechov Nechemia, his established place for
tefilloh and Torah study. He was eulogized by HaRav
Menachem Mendel Paksher, HaRav Meir Bransdorfer and HaRav Don
R' Nosson Nota Hendler zt"l is survived by his sons,
R' Dovid, R' Leibel, R' Simcho, R' Chaim, R' Elioh Hirsch and
R' Shmuel, as well as his son-in-law, R' Yisroel Meir Schloss
-- and generations of children, grandchildren and great-
grandchildren following in his path.