Thursday, May 31, 2007

15 Sivan - Yahrzeits

Yehuda ben Yaakov Avinu (1436 B.C.E.)
R' Yedidyah Raphael Chai Abulafia (1869) Head of Yeshiva Beis El, Yeshiva of Mekubalim in Yerushalayim
R' Sholom Shekalo (1919) Tzadik of the Syrian community of Aram Soba
R' Yaakov Yisroel V'Yishurin Rubin of Sasregen HY"D (1884-1944) ben R' Boruch of Gorla, scion of Ropshitz. Murdered in Auschwitz. Wrote hagaos on Shulchon Aruch. One of his sons open the Sulitzer Shul in Far Rockaway, NY. Anothe son is Rebbe of Muzai - Ropshitz, on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, whose Rebbetzin a'h, a niece of the Satmar Rebbe, wrote a fascinating book for Artscroll: The Final Solution Is Life, A Chassidic Dyansty's Story of Survival and Rebuilding about their's and the Satmar Rebbe's escape from the Nazi's y's. Another son has a shul in Midwood, the world renown Khal Sasregen .

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