Saturday, May 19, 2007

3 Sivan - Yahrzeits

R' Yaakov Shimshon ben R' Yitzchok of Shpitovka (1801) Was considered a great Halachic authority; he is quoted by R' Ephraim Zalman Margolies in Sefer Zera Ephraim. Talmid of the Magid of Mezeritch, Toldos Yaakov Yosef and R' Pinchos of Koritz. Moved to Teveria, where he met Reb Nachman of Breslov. Traveled to Arab countries to collect money for the poor of Eretz Yisroel. See A Simple Jew for a story about R' Yaakov Shimshon.

R' Yosef Irgas (1730) Italian Kabbalist, author of Divrei Yosef and Shomer Emunim

R' Yisrael Tzvi of Koson HY"D (1944) ben R' Yehosef , was killed, "Al Kiddush Hashem" in Aushwitz

Thanks to Yitz of Heichal HaNegina for the following yahrzeits

R' Ovadia ben Avrohom Bartenura, the Rav -one of the most used commentaries on Mishna

Rebbetzin Chaya Sarah Kramer, who is the subject of this book.

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