Despite being in good health, Nachman Dov Haller contracted COVID-19 and fought the virus for weeks before his passing on April 17.

He was born into a family of devoted Satmar Chassidim, but forged his own path to become a prominent Chassid of the Viznitz Chassidic dynasty in Israel.

As a young student, Haller was sent to study at the yeshivah of the Viznitz Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Yehoshua Hager. He developed a personal relationship with the influential leader, and later, with some of his sons, his successors, as well.

Running a successful nylon business and a busy hotel didn’t distract Haller from his passionate involvement in the community, where he was highly regarded for his generosity and dedication to serving others.

In fact, when his rebbe would go on vacation in the south of Israel, Haller would host him at his hotel in Arad, a city on the border of the Negev and Judean deserts.

Haller is survived by his wife and seven children.

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