Thursday, June 4, 2009

12-30 Sivan Yartzeits

12 Sivan

R' Menachem Mendel of Bar (1765), one of the early great talmidei Baal Shem Tov. See The Disguised Thought of Reb Mendel of Bar

R' Dovid Pardo (1710 - 1792) Author of Maskil LeDovid on Rashi and Chasdei Dovid on Tosefta.

R' Avrohom ben R' Noach Weinberg (1981) Slonimer Rebbe, author of Birchas Avrohom


13 Sivan

R' Ephraim Katz of Vilna (1616-1678), Shaar Ephraim

R' Avrohom Yitzchaki (1729), Tzadik in Yerushalaim, author of Zera Avrohom

R' Chaim Yisroel Morgenstern of Pilov (1905) ben R' Dovid of Kotzk ben R' Menachem Mendel of Kotzk. Wrote Shaelu Shelom Yerushalaim and Maaseh Hamenorah, which are included in Sefer Shearis Yisroel

R' Yaakov Meir ben R' Shlomo Betzalel Biderman (1869-1941) Married into the Gerrer Dynasty, was very involved in Agudas Yisroel. Died in the Warsaw Ghetto.


R' Yitzchok Issac Weiss of Spinka HY"D (1944) ben R' Yosef Meir, Author of Chakal Yitzchok


R' Yaakov Mutzafi (1983), Mekubal & Rov of the Sefardic Eida Chareidis in Yerushalaim


14 Sivan

R' Chaim of Volozhin (1749-1821) Talmid muvhak of the Vilna Gaon, wrote Nefesh HaChaim, Ruach Chaim and Nishmas Chaim. Founded the Volozhin Yeshiva. See here for more and see the Segula from Reb Chaim of Volozhin.

R' Chaim Dovid Amar, talmid of the Ohr HaChaim

R' Moshe ben R' Pinchas Dovid HaLevi Horowitz (1985), Bostoner Rebbe

R' Nissim Chaim ben R' Yaakov Yagen (1999) Tzadik from Yerusalayim who was
very involved in kiruv.


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.


15 Sivan

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


16 Sivan

R' Mordechai Menachem Mendel ben R' Yisroel Yitzchok Kalish of Vorke, Talmid of the Kotzker

R' Sholom Eliezer Halberstam HY"D of Ratzfort (1944) ben R' Chaim of Sanz

R' Sholom Frischman of Satmar HY"D (1944) ben R' Yosef Areyeh Leibish of Tomashov


R' Boruch Yosef ben R' Yisroel Zak of Kureslov, Kobriner Rebbe of New York (1949) Son-in-law of R' Dovid Tzvi Rabinovich of Kobrin and a descendant, ben acher ben, from R' Yechiel Mechel of Zlotchov. He wrote Birchas Yosef and many other seforim. He is interred in Mount Judah Cemetery in Queens, NY.


17 Sivan

R' Aharon ben R' Asher of Karlin, the Beis Ahron (1872) His grandfather was R' Ahron "HaGadol", the first Rebbe of Karlin.


R' Tzvi Hirsh Broide, Rosh Yeshiva of Kelm


18 Sivan

R' Yisachor Dov Ber ben R' Yitzchok, the Sava Kadish of Radositz (1843). See: Sava Kadisha of Radoshitz on The Significance of a Rosh Chodesh Seuda


R' Avrohom HaKohen Sharantzil Rappaport (1651) He was a wealthy businessman
who was a Gadol in Poland. Served as Rosh Yeshiva in Lvov for over 40 years
without pay.

R' Yerucham Levovitz, Legendary Mashgiach of the Mirrer Yeshiva (1936)

R' Ahron Cohen, Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron Yeshiva (1961)

R' Yisroel Zev Gustman (1991), talmid of R' Shimon Shkop, he was on the Beis
Din of R' Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky at age 19. Opened the Netzach Yisroel
Yeshiva in Rechavia, Yerushalayim.


19 Sivan

R' Yehudah Ibn Atar (1733), author of Minchas Yehuda, Rosh Yeshiva in Fez, Morocco, was greatly praised by the Chida in Shem HaGedolim, from the same family as the Ohr HaChaim


R' Shmuel ben R' Mordechai Hominer, author of Eved Hamelech


20 Sivan

R' Yechiel Michel ben R' Elazar of Nemirov HY"D (1648), author of Shivrei Luchos. Killed together with the whole town of Nemirov on the first day of the Tach V'Tat massacres. This is commemorated to this day by some who fast and say slichos. See Chof Sivan for more.

R' Yisroel Dan ben R' Shmuel Eliyahu Taub of Modzitz (2003), author of Nachlas Dan.

R' Elazar Flecklesh, author of Teshuva Me'Ahava

R' Chaim Mordechai Labaton (1869) Lived in Eretz Yisroel, he was the author of Nechach Hashulchan


21 Sivan

R' Shlomo ben R' Elazar Shapira of Munkach (1893) Grandson of the Bnei Yisaschor and grandfather of the Minchas Elazar.


R' Shimon Sofer HY"D (1944) Son of the Ksav Sofer, R' Avrohom Shmuel Binyomin. He was 94 when he was killed in the Holocaust. He was a known as a great talmid chochom, tzadik and miracle worker.


22 Sivan
R' Isamar Rosenbaum (1973), Nadvorna Rebbe, son of R' Meir of Kretchnif

R' Refoel Shlomo Erdit (1833) Rov of Izmir, wrote Shem Shlomo

R' Eliyahu Bechor Chazan (1908) Wrote Talumos Lev

23 Sivan
R' Yaakov Pollack of Lublin (1525), outstanding Talmudist of his age. He was the Rebbe of many of the greatest gedolim of the time.

R' Rafael Tzemach ben Shimon (1780) Rosh Yeshiva of Chesed L'Avrohom

R' Shmuel Tzvi Kovalski (1993) Legendary Rosh Kolel of Sochachov

R' Yehuda Assad (1866), author of Responsa Mahari


Reb Yaakov Yitzchok of Balondov (1882) ben R' Chaim Meir Yechiel of Moglenitz. See: Possessor of the Chozeh's Neshama

24 Sivan
R" Moshe b. Shlomo HaKohen, one of the Baalei Tosafos from Germany

R' Avrohom Salim (1938) Mekubal, lived in Yerushalayim

R' Masaoud HaKohen Elchadad (1927) Head of Yeshiva Beis El of Mekubalim, died at age 107

25 Sivan
R' Shimon ben Gamliel, Tanna, one of the Asarei Harugei Malchus

R' Yishmael Kohen Gadol, Tanna, one of the Asarei Harugei Malchus

R' Chaninah Sagan HaKohanim, Tanna

R' Dovid Mireles, author of Korban Ha'eidah on Talmud Yerushalmi (1762)

R' Boruch Shimon Schneerson, Rosh Yeshiva of Tchebin (2001)

R' Avraham Barzani, Renowned Mekubal

R' Yissachar Dov Lifshitz (1944), Stropkover Rebbe


26 Sivan

R' Yonoson ben Uziel, tanna and author of Targum Yonason ben Uziel

R' Yosi ben Kisma, tanna


R' Yitzchak ben R' Chaim of Volozhin


R' Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel of Moglenitz (1878) ben R' Chaim Meir Yechiel "the Saraph" of Moglenitz. The yahrzeit of his older brother, R' Yaakov Yitzchok of Balondov, was two days ago. See there for more on their lineage.


R' Refoel Yosef ben Robi, author of Derech Hamelech on Rambam


R' Shimon Ashriki (1930), Av Beis din in Yerusholayim


R' Yehoshua Buchsbaum HY"D Rav of Galanta

R' Reuven Fein, Rosh Yeshiva of Torah Vodaas


27 Sivan

R' Chanina ben Tradyon, tanna - one of the Asara Harugei Malchus

R' Meir ben R' Issac Eisenstadt, Maharam Ash, author of Panim Me'iros (1744)


28 Sivan

R' Meshulom Feivish HaLevi Lowy of Tosh (1873) ben R' Mordechai. Talmid of Maharam Ash (yahrzeit was yesterday) and then R' Dovid of Dinov and then became one of the important Chassidim of R' Yitzchok Issac of Kaliv. His great-grandson, the present Tosher Rebbe, who bears the same name, is one of the most respected tzadikim alive today. He has a community, called Kiryas Tash, near Montreal, and people travel to see him from all over the world, in order to receive his blessings. The Tosher Rebbe and his Chassidim are known for their love of all Jews and welcome visitors there with open arms.


R' Avrohom Adadi (1874), Rov in Tripoli, wrote Vayikra Avrohom

R' Shimshon Aaron Polansky, Rov of Teplik


30 Sivan

R' Moshe ben R' Levi Najara (1580), talmid of Arizal , wrote Lekach Tov on Rashi, father of R' Yisroel Najara

R' Chaim ben R' Yitzchok Kitza (1849), Av Beis Din of Irsha, one of the great tzadikim of Hungary

R' Shlomo Kluger (1869) ben R' Yuda Ahron, Rov of Brod, author of Chochmas Shlomo and many other seforim, He was raised by the Dubno Magid.

R' Meir Rosenbaum of Kretchnif (1908) known as a great Baal Mofes and writer of kameyas He was the son of R' Mordechai of Nadvorna







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