Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tammuz Yartzeits

1 Tammuz


R' Kalonymus Kalman ben R' Ahron Halevi Epstein of Krakow (1823) was a talmid of the Rebbe Reb Elimelech of Lizensk. He was the first to spread chassidus in Krakow. His sefer, Meor V'shemesh, is one of the essential and most used seforim of chassidus.

R' Shlomo ben R' Meir Noson Halberstam, the first Bobover Rebbe (1905)


R' Yisroel ben R' Moshe Najara, talmid of Arizal, wrote the famous Friday night song, Koh Ribbon Olam. Wrote sefer Lekach Tov. (There seems to be some confusion between him and his father, who I listed yesterday. I'm not sure whose yahrzeit it really is and what date so I listed both)


2 Tammuz

R' Shmuel ben R' Yechiel of Cologne HY"D (1096) He was killed by the crusaders.


R' Nachman Horedenker ben R' Yitzzchok (1761) Talmid of the Baal Shem Tov and grandfather of R' Nachman of Breslov. For more see Reb Nachman Horedenker - Longing For Eretz Yisroel

R' Avrohom Twersky, the Trisker Magid (1889) He wrote Magen Avrohom and was the son of R' Mordechai of Chernobyl.


3 Tammuz

R' Yissachar Dov Illowy (1814-1871) one of the great Rabbonim who came to the USA in the 1800's. See here for his bio.


R' Yaakov HaLevi Sapir, Rov in Saana, Yemen, author of Even Sapir


R' Yosef Chaim Shneur ben R' Ahron Kotler, Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva(1982)


R' Menachem Mendel ben R' Levi Yitzchok Schneerson (1994), the Seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe. He was the son-in-law of the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, R' Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson. They are buried right next to each other in Queens, NY, minutes away from JFK Airport. These are probably the most visited kevarim outside of Eretz Yisroel and are accessible 24 hours a day. There is a visitor's center adjacent to the Ohel with a Shul and place for people to sit and have refreshments. See here for information and directions. For those that live too far away you can send a kvitel through their website.


4 Tammuz

Rabbeinu Tam, R' Yaakov ben Meir (1100-1171)

R' Pinchos Halevi Horowitz of Frankfurt (1730-1805) ben R' Tzvi Hirsch of Chortkov. One of the great talmidim of the Magid of Mezrich, together with his brother, the Rebbe Reb Shmelke of Nikolsberg. He wrote Sefer Haflah, Sefer Hamkeneh and Panim Yofos and was the Rebbe of the Chasam Sofer.

R' Yisroel Ezriel Hildesheimer (1820-1899), Rov in Germany, talmid of the Aruch La'ner


R' Eliyahu Lupas (1938), Rov in Yeshiva Porat Yosef, wrote Sefer Imrei Pi and Ben Avichayal

R' Chaim Moshe Mandel, mekubal in Bnei Brak (1996)


6 Tammuz

R' Chaim De la Rosa (1786), Talmid of the Rashash and author of Toras Chochom

R' Moshe ben R' Yaakov Shimshon of Kosov (1855 - 1925) author of Leket Ani

R' Shmuel Majar (1848) Av Beis Din in Yerushalayim and Rosh Yeshiva of Chasidei Beis El.

R' Yisrael Yaakov Algazi (1756) Great Mekubal who lived in Turkey and Eretz Yisrael. He was the Rosh Yeshivah of Neveh Sholom Bris Avrohom and Beis El and was Rov of Yerushalyim


7 Tammuz

R' Boruch Frankel-Tumim (1828), author of Boruch Taam, father-in-law of R' Chaim of Sanz


R'  Gedalya Schorr (1979), Rosh Yeshiva in Torah Vodaas, author of Ohr Gedalyahu


R' Simcha Bunim Alter of Ger, the Lev Simcha (1992) son of R' Avrohom Mordechai, the Imrei Emes. Became Rebbe after his brother, the Beis Yisroel, passed away.


8 Tammuz

R' Shlomo ben R' Yehudah HaKohen (1827) Great Mekubal who wrote Yafeh Sha'ah


R' Meir ben R' Eliezer Horowitz of Dzikov (1877) Imrei Noam


R' Eliyahu Manni (1899) Great Mekubal who was Rov of Chevron and wrote Zichronos Eliyahu


9 Tammuz


R' Yekusiel Yehuda ben R' Tzvi Hirsch Halberstam (1994), the Klausenberger Rebbe. See: The Klausenberger Rebbe's Visits to Kivrei Tzadikim.


R' Dovid Lifshitz (1993), Suvalker Rov

R' Yosef Shlomo Dayan (1985) Talmid of R' Mordechai Sharabi

R' Zalman Sorotzkin (1966) Lutzker Rov, wrote Oznaim L'Torah

R' Moshe Chevroni (1975), Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron Yeshiva, Talmid of the Chofetz Chaim and wrote Masaas Moshe.


Will update IY"H





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