1 Kislev - R' Sholom Shachna of Lublin (1558) ben R' Yosef, rebbe and father-in-law of the Rema 1 Kislev - R' Yitzchak Lampronti, author of Pachad Yitzchak (1756)

1 Kislev - R' Yosef Shmuel of Cracow, author of Mesoras HaShas

2 Kislev - R' Shmerel of Verchovka (1775) talmid of the Baal Shem Tov

2 Kislev - R' Akiva ben R' Simcha Bunim Sofer of Pressburg, author of Daas Sofer (1960) descendant of the Chasam Sofer

2 Kislev - R' Aharon ben R' Schneur Zalman Kotler, Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoah, Lakewood, N.J. (1962)

2 Kislev - R' Nosson Meir ben R' Moshe Yom Tov Wachtfogel, Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoah, Lakewood, N.J. (1998)

3 Kislev - R' Meshulam Yissachor ben R' Tzvi Hirsch Ashkenazi, the Stanislaver Rebbe of London(1994)

3 Kislev - R' Meir HaKohen Katz, father of the Shach

4 Kislev - R' Yaakov Dovid Kalisch (1878), first Amshenover Rebbe, son of R' Yisroel Yitzchok of Vorka

4 Kislev - R' Yaakov Moshe Kulevsky, Rosh Yeshiva Ner Yisroel, Baltimore (2002)

5 Kislev - R' Shmuel Eliezer Halevi Eideles, the Maharsha (1631) ben R' Yehuda, Av Beis Din in Ostrov and Lublin (1636) Baal Shem Tov said that if one would know how great the Maharsha was, they would lick the dirt on his grave.

5 Kislev - R' Chaim Yosef Dovid (the second) (1898) ben R' Avrohom Azulai descendant of the Chida, who he was named after

5 Kislev - R' Yaakov Yehuda Tannenbaum (1887) son-in-law of R' Menachem Mendel of Vorka. He wrote Yashrish Yaakov

5 Kislev - R' Boruch Ber ben R' Shmuel Leibowitz, author of Birchas Shmuel (1940)

5 Kislev - R' Dovid Luria, the Radal (1855), talmid of the Vilna Gaon, authored a peirush on Pirkei D'Rabbi Eliezer

5 Kislev - R' Mordechai Rimer (1999), Mashgiach of Tchebin Yeshiva Kochav M'Yaakov

6 Kislev - R' Michoel Ber Weissmandel (1957), Rosh Yeshiva of Nitra Yeshiva, renowned for his mesiras nefesh during the Holocaust, risking his own life to save Jews. His wife and children were murdered by the Nazis y's.

6 Kislev - R' Shlomo Abu Maaravi (1989), founder of Otzer HaTorah network

6 Kislev - R' Chaim Shmuel ben R' Eliyahu Lopian, author of Recha Shmaitza (1999)

6 Kislev - R' Yechezkel Shraga ben R' Yisochor Dov Lipshutz-Halberstam (1995) Stropkover Rebbe and author of Divrei Yechezkel Shraga

7 Kislev - R' David Sinzheim of France (1812)

7 Kislev - R' Ahron HaLevy Epstein of Cracow (1881) son of R' Klonimus Kalman, the Meor Veshemesh

7 Kislev - R' Shlomo Binyamin HaLevi Ashlag (1983), son of R' Yehuda Leib author of HaSulam on Zohar

8 Kislev - R' Moshe Shapira of Slavita (1839) son of R' Pinchas of Koritz

8 Kislev - R' Aharon ben R' Mordechai Twersky of Chernobyl (1871)

8 Kislev - R' Dovid ben R' Shmuel Bornstein of Sochatchov, author of Chasdei Dovid (1942) Died in the Warsaw ghetto

8 Kislev - R' Pinchas Dovid ben R' Shmuel Shmelke HaLevi Horowitz, the first Bostoner Rebbe (1941)

9 Kislev - R' Dov Ber ben R' Schneur Zalman Schneerson, Mitteler Rebbe of Lubavitch (1827)

9 Kislev - R' Noson ben R' Tzvi Trevitzer of Tzfas (1918) One of the Ziknei Breslov.

10 Kislev - R' Moshe Mordechai Margulios, Rov and Av Beis Din of Cracow, author of Chasdei Hashem (1616)

10 Kislev - R' Pinchas Menachem Elazar ben R' Binyomin Elazar Yustman (1920), Piltzer Rebbe, grandson of the Chiddushei Harim, author of Sifsei Tzaddik

10 Kislev - R' Moshe Mordechai Epstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka and Chevron Yeshiva

10 Kislev - R' Isser Zalman ben R' Boruch Peretz Meltzer, Rosh Yeshiva of Slutzk and Etz Chaim in Yerushalayim (1953) author of Even Haezel

11 Kislev - R' Yitzchak ben R' Yisroel Friedman of Sadiger (1924) Great-grandson of the Rizhiner. He died on a visit to the USA at the age of 39. He is buried in Queens, NY at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

11 Kislev - R' Tzvi Aryeh Ben-Zion ben R' Yisroel Abba Rosenfeld (1978) Responsible for spreading Breslov in the USA. He was a descendant of R' Ahron of Breslov and the Tcheriner Rov. He gave many shiurim on Reb Nachman's teachings in English that can be heard here.

12 Kislev - R' Shlomo ben R' Yechiel Luria Ashkenazi, the Maharshal, author of Yam Shel Shlomo and Chochmas Shlomo (1573)

12 Kislev - R' Yitzchak Lampronti, author of Pachad Yitzchak

12 Kislev - R' Avrohom Dov ben R' Dovid of Averitch (1840) Talmid of R' Nochum and R' Motel of Chernobyl. Author of Bas Ayin. He moved to Tzfas, Eretz Yisroel and is buried there. His shul still stands, after surviving the famous earthquake.

13 Kislev - Ravina berei D'Rav Huna (c.421) Amora

13 Kislev - R' Yisroel Friedman of Chortkov (1932) ben R' Dovid Moshe

13 Kislev - R' Yisroel Taub, first Modzhitzer Rebbe, author of Divrei Yisroel(1920) ben R' Shmuel Eliyahu of Zvolin. See Heichal HaNegina for more.

14 Kislev - Reuven ben Yaakov Avinu

14 Kislev - R' Menashe ben Yisroel of Amsterdam, author of Nishmas Odom

14 Kislev - R' Mordechai Yaakov ben R' Chaim Breisch of Zurich, author of Chelkas Yaakov

14 Kislev - R' Dovid Abuchatzeira HY"D (1919) ben R' Masoud, brother of Baba Sali,he was killed al kiddush Hashem.

14 Kislev - R’ Shmuel Heshel ben R’ Avrohom Tzvi Friedman (1918) talmid of R’ Avrohom b’Reb Nachman Chazan, whose sefarim he helped print. He was called one of the “true anshei shlomeinu” of Breslov. Passed away in Yafo.

15 Kislev - Rabbeinu Yehudah Hanasi (219), son of R' Shimon ben Gamliel

15 Kislev - R' Simcha Bunim Sofer of Pressburg, author of Shevet Sofer andShaarei Simcha. Son of the Ksav Sofer, R' Avrohom Shmuel Binyomin, who was the son of the Chasam Sofer

15 Kislev - R' Dovid ben R' Yitzchok Twersky of Skver (1919)

16 Kislev - R' Yaakov of Lublin, father of R' Hershel of Cracow

16 Kislev - R' Shaul Yedidya Elazar ben R' Yisroel Taub of Modzitz (1947)

16 Kislev - R' Menachem ben R' Yaakov Dovid Kalisch of Amshinov

16 Kislev - R' Meshulam Roth, Rov of Tchernovitz and author of Kol Mevaser

17 Kislev - R' Noach of Ludmir, talmid of the Chozeh of Lublin and author of Biurim of Maharam Schif

17 Kislev - R' Yosef Yoizel ben R' Shlomo Zalman Horowitz, the Alter fromNovardok

17 Kislev - R' Refoel Shlomo Heiman, Rosh Yeshiva of Bais Medrash Elyon andYeshiva Torah Vodaas

18 Kislev - R' Avrohom ben HaRambam, author of HaMaspik L'ovdei Hashem

18 Kislev - R' Boruch of Mezibuzh (1812) ben R' Yechiel, grandson of the Baal Shem Tov. See here for more.

18 Kislev - R' Eliezer Zev ben R' Yitzchok Rosenbaum of Rachov (1998) Lived in Ramat Gan

19 Kislev - R' Dov Ber ben R' Avrohom, the Magid of Mezeritch (1772)Successor of the Baal Shem Tov. Many of the greatest tzadikim of thegeneration were his talmidim.

19 Kislev - R' Chaim Tayeb (1836) great tzadik and mekubal in Tunisia

19 Kislev - R' Nissim Chaim Rosenbaum of Drohvitz HY"D (1942) ben R' Eliezer Zev of Kretchnif

20 Kislev – R' Shmuel ben R' Yaakov of Nemirov (1830) Tzadik mentioned in the writings of R' Noson Breslover

20 Kislev – R' Boruch ben R' Menachem Mendel Hager of Vizhnitz (1892) Imrei Boruch

20 Kislev – R' Yochanan ben R' Dovid Twersky of Rachmastrivka (1981)

20 Kislev – R' Yitzchok Hutner (1980) Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Chaim Berlin and author of Pachad Yitzchok

20 Kislev – R' Eliyahu Chaim ben R' Klonomus Kalman Rosen (1984) Great tzadik and one of the Gedolei Breslov.

21 Kislev - R' Yochonan Perlow ben R' Yisroel of Stolin-Lutzk (1956) buried in Teveria

21 Kislev - R' Tzvi Pesach Frank (1961), Famous Rov and posek in Yerushalayim and author of Har Tzvi

21 Kislev - R' Shlomo Zalman ben R' Moshe Dovid Friedman of Tenka (1999) He was already a great Rov while in Europe. He lived in Brooklyn, where he was well known as a tzadik. He was very close with the gedolim of his time including R' Moshe Feinstein and the Satmar Rebbe, who he is buried close to.

22 Kislev - R' Eliezer Ashkenazi (1586), author of Maasei Hashem. He was a contemporary of the Maharal

22 Kislev - R' Yechezkel ben R' Moshe Panet of Deizh (1929) author of Knesses Yechezkel

22 Kislev - R' Chaim Kesar, Rov of the Yemenites in Eretz Yisroel

22 Kislev - R' Sholom Mordechai HaKohen Shwadron (1998) Magid of Yerusholayim, grandson of the Maharsham

23 Kislev - R' Dovid of Novordok (1837) author of Geila Meseches

23 Kislev - R' Shabsei Yudelevitz, Yerushalmi Magid

23 Kislev - R' Dovid Teveli Schiff, author of Loshon Zahav

23 Kislev – R' Dovid ben R' Mordechai Zusia Twersky of Bohush-Yas (1933)

23 Kislev - R' Ben-Zion Alphas (1940) Darshan in Eretz Yisroel

23 Kislev – R' Elimelech ben R' Meshulam Feivish of Tosh (1942) grandfather of the present Tosher Rebbe shlita

24 Kislev - Shimon ben Yaakov Avinu (1446 B.C.E.)

24 Kislev - R' Avrohom ben R' Shmuel Abulafia (died after 1291), From the early mekubalim, he authored many seforim, among them sefer Hayashar and Imrei Shefer (1291)

24 Kislev - R' Yichya Tzalach (1804), the Maharitz of Yemen

24 Kislev - R' Shmuel Yitzchok ben R' Yehuda Rosenfeld (1850), Rov of Tcherin, he was a talmid of R' Nachman Breslover and accompanied him on his mysterious trip in 1807.

24 Kislev - R' Moshe ben R' Menachem Mendel Paneth of Deizh (1902)

24 Kislev - R' Chaim Hager of Atinya (1932) ben R' Boruch of Vizhnitz, son-in-law of R' Yitzchok of Bohush

25 Kislev - R' Avrohom Mordechai Nissim Harari Raful (1991)

25 Kislev - R' Yochanan ben R' Dovid Mordechai Twersky of Tolna (1998)

25 Kislev - R' Shlomo Zalman (1758), father of the Vilna Gaon (1758)

25 Kislev - R' Avrohom (1808), son of R' Eliyahu, the Vilna Gaon (1808)

25 Kislev - R' Chaim Chizkiyahu ben R' Refoel Eliyahu Medini (1904), Sdei Chemed

25 Kislev - R' Yaakov Etlinger (1871), author of Aruch Lener and BinyanTzion

26 Kislev - R' Avrohom bar Dovid, the Raavad, Baal Hasagos (1197)

26 Kislev - R' Yehoshua Zelig Diskin, Rov of Pardes Chana (1970)

26 Kislev - R' Elazar ben R' Moshe Elyokim Briah of Koznitz (1861)

26 Kislev - R' Yosef ben R' Ahron Perlow of Koidenov (1915) Descendant, ben acher ben from the Lechovitcher.

27 Kislev - R' Chaim ben R' Shlomo of Tchernowitz (1816) author of Be'er MayimChaim, Sidduro Shel Shabbos and others.

27 Kislev - R' Avrohom Yitzchok ben R' Ahron Dovid Kohn, the Toldos AharonRebbe (1996) son-in-law of R' Ahron Roth, the Shomer Emunim

28 Kislev- R' Uziel Meizlish of Ritshval ben R' Tzvi Hirsch (1785) talmid ofthe Magid of Mezrotch and author of many seforim, including TiferesUziel, Eitz Hadaas Tov and Menorah Hatehorah

28 Kislev - R' Boruch Dovid ben R' Mordechai Dov Twersky of Hornesteipil (1925)

28 Kislev - R' Moshe Torgeman, a Rebbe of Baba Sali

29 Kislev - R' Chizkiyah diSilva, author of Pri Chodosh

29 Kislev - R' Avrohom Meyuchas (1767) Great Mekubal and Posek in Eretz Yisroel

29 Kislev - R' Gedalia ben R' Yitzchok of Linitz (1803) The Baal Shem Tov, who he saw several times, regarded him very highly. Talmid of the Toldos Yaakov Yosef and the Mochiach of Polonya. R' Nachman Breslover held of him very highly as can be seen from Likutei Moharan 14, which was originally given over after R' Gedalia's passing.

29 Kislev - R' Avrohom ben R' Nachman Chazan (1907), leader of Breslov after R' Noson. He wrote many seforim, including Kochvei Ohr and Biur Halikutim on Likutei Mohoran.

29 Kislev - R' Shlomo of Vilna, author of Cheshek Shlomo

29 Kislev - R' Tzvi Mordechai ben R' Avrohom Moshe of Peshischa (1866) son-in-law of R' Yitzchok of Vorka

29 Kislev - R' Yisroel ben R' Mordechai Shraga Feivish of Husyatin (1948) See this famous story.

29 Kislev - R' Shlomo Dovid Kahana of Warsaw-Yerushalayim, Known as the "Father of agunos"

29 Kislev - Rav Zushe Waltner, Rosh Yeshiva in Sunderland and Tangier

30 Kislev - R' Dovid Halberstam of Sokolov (1939) ben R' Moshe of Shiniva, the son of the Divrei Yechezkel of Shiniva. He is buried in Queens, NY at Union Field Cemetery.

30 Kislev - R' Elazar ben R' Shlomo Yehuda Weitzhandler (1984) one of the Chashuvei Breslov

30 Kislev - R' Nochum ben R' Yehonoson Starkis (If this is the correct one. I saw the name also written as Nachman) Legendary figure in Breslov. He was tortured by the Russian communists y's' but made it to Eretz Yisroel.

30 Kislev - R' Dovid Oppenheim, Av Bes Din of Reznitz

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