Haggadah-The Humility of Slavery
The 9th of Nisan is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Chaim Meir (ben Yisrael) Hager, the Imrei Chaim (1887-1972). Son of the Ahavas Yisrael of Vizhnitz, he became the son-in-law of Rav Zev of Rachmistrivka. In 1910, he became Rav of Wilhovitz. After World War II, he moved to Eretz Yisrael and established Kiryat Vizhnitz in Bnai Brak where he rebuilt Chassidus Vizhnitz as Rebbe for 35 years.
“And on that day I shall set apart the land of Goshen upon which My people stands, that there shall be no swarm their; so that you will know that I am God in the midst of the land (Exodus 8:18).”
The Divine Presence, “I am God,” rests only on the person who is as low and humble in his eyes as the earth, “in the midst of the land.” (Imrei Chaim; Likkutim)