1 Nisan - Nadav and Avihu, sons of Ahron HaKohen

1 Nisan -Rav Rachumai, Tanna

1 Nisan -R' Shmuel Kellin of Boskowitz, wrote Machtzis Hashekel on Magen Avrohom

1 Nisan -R' Moshe Yosef Hoffman, Dayan in Pupa

1 Nisan -R' Elimelech ben R' Chaim Meir Yechiel of Grodzensk, wrote Divrei Elimelech and Imrei Elimelech. Father of the Piazeczna Rebbe HY"D ( Aish Kodesh, Chovas Hatalmidim)

2 Nisan -R' Sholom Dov Ber ben R' Shmuel Schneerson, the Rebbe RaShaB, 5th Lubavitcher Rebbe (1920)

2 Nisan -R' Yaakov Yosef ben R' Dovid Twersky, Skverer Rebbe (1968)

3 Nisan -R' Aryeh Leib Grossnass, author of Lev Aryeh

3 Nisan -R' Eliyahu Meir Finkel, (father of the current Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva, R' Nosson Tzvi Finkel) Nasi of Mirrer Yeshiva, Yerushalayim

3 Nisan -R' Levi Yitzchak Slonim, was the son of Rebbetzin Menuchah Rochel, daughter of the Mitteler Rebbe

4 Nisan -R' Yochonon Twersky of Rachmastrivka, son of R' Mordechai, the Magid of Chernobyl (1895)

4 Nisan -R' Yaakov Tzvi ben R' Gamliel Mecklenberg, author of Haksav V'hakabolah (1865)

7 Nisan - R' Pinchos Zelig, Rav of Lask and author of Ateres Paz (1670)

7 Nisan - R' Yitzchok of Drohbich (1758) ben R' Yosef, father of R' Yechiel Mechel of Zlotchov

7 Nisan - R' Aryeh Leib Yellin of Bialystock, author of Yefeh Einayim (1884)

7 Nisan - Dr. Moshe Wallach, founder of

8 Nisan - R' Mordechai ben Dov Ber Shapira of Neshchiz, Talmid Muvhak of R' Yechiel Mechel of Zlotchov

8 Nisan - R' Eliyahu of Prague ben Binyamin Wolf Shapiro, author of Eliyahu Rabba (1712)

8 Nisan - R' Yechiel Michel Tikochinsky, author of Gesher HaChaim

8 Nisan - R' Eliyahu Hakadosh of York, Rabbeinu Yom Tov and several other of the English Baalei Tosafos. They were killed "al Kiddush Hashem" at Clifford's Tower, in

8 Nisan - Reb Yaakov Tzvi Yales of Premezyln, author of Melo Haroim and Kehillas Yaakov, 1825

9 Nisan - R' Chaim Meir ben R' Yisroel Hager of Vizhnitz, the Imrei Chaim (1972)

9 Nisan - R' Aryeh Leib ben R' Binyamin Beinish Levine, Mashgiach of Yeshiva Eitz Chaim. (1969)Known as "the tzadik of Yerushalaim". Stories about him are legendary.

9 Nisan - R' Yosef Yoska Han Nargolin ben Pinchos, Yosef Ometz

10 Nisan - Miriam Hanevia (1270 B.C.E.)

10 Nisan - R' Shalom Mashash, Sephardic Rav of Yerushalayim, passed away Shabbos Hagadol 5763/2003

11 Nisan - R' Moshe ben Nachman, the Ramban (1270)

11 Nisan - R' Yeshaya ben R' Avrohom Halevi Horowitz, the Shelah (1630)

11 Nisan - R' Shlomo Zalman Lipschitz, Chemdas Shlomo (1839)

11 Nisan - R' Betzalel Hakohen of Vilna, Mareh Kohen

12 Nisan - R' Shimshon Dovid Pincus ZY"A ben R' Chaim Avrohom shlita, Rav in Ofakim and

13 Nisan - R' Yosef ben R' Ephraim Karo, the Beis Yosef (1575)

13 Nisan - R' Moshe ben R' Chaim Alshich, Toras Moshe (1593)

13 Nisan - R' Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Lubavitch ben R' Sholom Shachna, Tzemach Tzedek (1866)

14 Nisan - R' Avrohom Yaffen, Rosh Yeshiva, Novardok (1970)

14 Nisan - R' Asher Yeshaya of Ropshitz ben R' Eliezer Lipman (1845), son-in-law and successor of R' Naftali of Ropshitz

15 Nisan - Yitzchak Avinu (also Birthday)

15 Nisan - Yehuda ben Yaakov Avinu

15 Nisan - Iyov

15 Nisan - R' Yona ben R' Yeshaya Tumim, author of Kikayon L'Yona (1669)

16 Nisan - Levi ben Yaakov Avinu

16 Nisan - R' Nosson Ordman, Rosh Yeshiva - Eitz Chaim,

16 Nisan - R' Simcha Zissel Broyde, Rosh Yeshiva - Chevron (2000)

17 Nisan - R' Avrohom Reuven of

17 Nisan - R' Meir Abuchatzeira of

17 Nisan - R' Yisroel Noach of Niezhin ben R' Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch

17 Nisan - R' Moshe Mordechai ben R' Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel, Kapishnitzer Rebbe (1975)

17 Nisan - R' Shlomo ben Moshe Wolbe, Mashgiach,Yeshiva Be'er Yaakov – Wrote Sefer Alei Shur (2005)

18 Nisan - R' Moshe Ellinson, Rov of Ohel Torah Manchester

18 Nisan - R' Meir Halevi, author of Yad Ramah (1244)

19 Nisan - R' Yehoshua Falk ben R' Alexander Hakohen, author of Me'iras Einayim and D'risha & P'risha on the Tur(1614)

19 Nisan - R' Aharon Hagadol of Karlin ben R' Yaakov "the Nistar"(1772)

19 Nisan - R' Menachem ben R' Elazar Ziemba of Warsaw HY"D (1943)

19 Nisan - R' Shmuel Alexander Unsdorfer of Montreal-Petach Tikva (2002)

20 Nisan - R' Hai bar Sherira Hagaon, Rosh Yeshivas Pompedisa. The last of the gaonim of Pumpedisa (1038)

20 Nisan - R' Yitzchak Chori, Dayan in Djerba

20 Nisan - R' Yechezkel Panet of Karlsberg ben R' Yosef, Wrote Mareh Yechezkel (1845)

20 Nisan – R' Yaakov of Moglonitza ben R' Elimelech of Lizensk, was called Tzadik Nistar"

21 Nisan – R' Shmuel Shapiro (1989), Ziknei Breslov

21 Nisan - R' Shimon Yisroel Posen, the Shoproner Rebbe

22 Nisan - R' Yehuda Rosenes, author of Mishna Lamelech (1727)

22 Nisan - R' Yisroel Yitzchak of Vorki ben R' Shimon "Baal Rachmonis" Kalisch, (1848) Tenth generation from the Levush, Vorka and Amshinov chassidus comes from him

22 Nisan - R' Moshe ben Yosef Mitrani, Mabit (some say the 23nd) (1585)

22 Nisan - R' Shimon "Caftan" Shlisgal, Gabbai Tzedaka who the Chofetz Chaim said was a hidden tzadik

23 Nisan - R' Yisrael Shalom Yosef ben R' Yitzchok of Bohosh (1926) author of Peer Yisrael

24 Nisan - R' Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel Weinberg, the Slonimer Rebbe of Tel Aviv (1978)

24 Nisan - R' Chaim Yitzchak Chaikin, Rosh Yeshiva of Aix-les-Baines

25 Nisan - R' Chaim of Sanz ben R' Aryeh Leibish Halberstam of Ternigrad, author of Divrei Chaim (1876) Descendant of the Chacham Tzvi and son-in-law of R' Baruch Frankel Teumim, author of Baruch Taam. He was a talmid of his father-in-law and R' Naftali of Ropshitz. Many great dynasties descend from the Divrei Chaim, most famous among them is Bobov and Klausenberg.

26 Nisan - R' Nachman Tulchiner ben R' Avrohom Halevi (1884) prominent talmid of R' Noson of Breslov

26 Nisan - R' Efraim Navon, Rov of Constantinople, and author of Machaneh Ephraim

(1735)

26 Nisan - R' Nachman of Tulchin ben R' Avrohom, Talmid of R' Noson of Breslov

26 Nisan - R' Moshe ben R' Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum, Satmar Rebbe

27 Nisan - R' Yehuda Kahana, the Kuntress Hasfeikos (1819)

27 Nisan - R' Yeshayahu Asher Zelig Margulies, famous Yerushalayimer mekubal, author of Kumi V'Roni

27 Nisan - R' Levi Yitzchak Greenwald, Tzelemer Rov (1980)

27 Nisan - R' Avigdor ben Yisroel HaKohen Miller (2001)

27 Nisan - R' Sholom Moshe Ungar, Nitra Rav of Mount Kisco, Holocaust rescue worker in Slovakia together with his brother-in-law Rav Michoel Ber Weissmandl

27 Nisan - R' Moshe ben R' Yaakov Halberstam, moreh tzedek of Badatz Eida Hachareidis

28 Nisan - R' Shabsei Sheftel Halevi Horowitz, son of the Shlah Hakadosh, R' Yeshayah

28 Nisan - R' Shem Klingberg HY"D ben R' Avrohom Mordechai, the Zaloshytzer Rebbe of

28 Nisan - R' Yichiyeh ben Yosef Tzalach, the Maharitz, founder of the Yeminite Baladi community and Dayan in Sanaa (1805)

28 Nisan - R' Yehoshua of Ostrova ben R' Shlomo Yehuda Leib (1873), author of Toldos Adam, talmid of R' Moshe of Kobrin (whose yartzeit is tomorrow)

28 Nisan - R' Aaron ben R' Yitzchok Menashe Hakohen Rosenfeld, Pinsk-Karliner Rebbe (2001)

29 Nisan - R' Moshe of Kobrin ben R' Yisroel (1858), talmid of R' Mordechai and R' Noach of Lechovich His talmid muvhok was R' Avrohom of Slonim. Some of his Torah is in Toras Avos

29 Nisan - R' Mordechai Sholom Yosef ben R' Ahron Friedman, Sadigerer Rebbe, Keneses Mordechai (1979)

30 Nisan - Rabeinu Yosef Halevi Migash, talmid of the

30 Nisan - R' Chaim Vital ben R' Yosef Calabrisi, talmid muvhak of the Arizal (1620)

30 Nisan - R' Yaakov Berav (1546)

30 Nisan - R' Yaakov Emden ben R' Tzvi Hersh, the Yaavetz, son of the Chacham Tzvi (1776)

30 Nisan - R' Nesanel Weill, Korban Nesanel, Av Beis Din of

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According to Lazer Beams, it seems that R' Moshe Halberstam was niftar on the 28th of Nisan, based on the fact that he died on the 13th day of the Omer (Y'sod SheBiG'vurah). You might want to check it out and see for yourself.

I read in ArtScroll's The Early Acharonim that the Mabit's yartzeit is the 21st of Nisan, and that R' Shabtai Sheftil Horowitz died in the year 1660.

Yeah, I also own that book, which gives the yartzeits of both R' Yaakov Berav and R' Chaim Vital as being a day later than they are listed on this post, i.e. 1 Iyar.

Yeah, I also own that book, which gives the yartzeits of both R' Yaakov Berav and R' Chaim Vital as being a day later than they are listed on this post, i.e. 1 Iyar.

The Mabit and R' Yaakov Berav I have seen listed with both dates. I don't know which is accurate. However, R' Chaim Vital is definately 30 Nissan and not 1 Iyar. The confusion is that it is the first day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar which is of course 30 Nisan. The same mistake is made with the Rebbe Reb Shmelke yartzeit is 1 Iyar but many have listed wrong as 2 Iyar since it is Beis of Rosh Chodesh Iyar.

Yeah, come to think of it, the above-mentioned book gives the date of death of the Kli Yakar as the one that many confuse it with, 7 Adar Sheini. I guess that such a comprehensive guide on so many people can't have it all right 100% of the time. [However, other, non-Jewish sources, which list the secular date of death, give his death as being some time in March. (They list an actual date; I'm just too lazy to go back and look.) If that's true, it would definitely appear that he was niftar in Adar Sheini rather than Iyar, so I don't know....] But where do you get that R' Chaim Vital was niftar on the first day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar?

Oh, no! I also thought that R' Chaim Vital was niftar on 1 Iyar, and I learned Mishnayot l'iyluy nishmato on that date, a week ago. What do I do now? Will he still receive merit from my learning, if it was done a day late? If so, will I receive the allotted s'char for doing such a mitzvah? Do I have to do t'shuvah for using HaShem's Name in vain, or any other aveira that I may have performed while doing it? Please, I need your help, so that I don't make the same mistake again, and if I do, I need to know what to do about it!

I know of mukubalim that make the yartzeit seuda on 30 Nisan.

See my comment under Iyar Yartzeits about R' Nesanen Weill (or Veil).

30 Nisan. R' Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, of Drohobitcz (1924), grandson of R' Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira, "the Saraph" of Moglenitz and of R' Avraham Yaakov Friedman, the Sadiger Rebbe. Made aliyah with his entire family in 1921. His matzeiva was intact in 1967, when the arab caretaker of Har Zeisim testified that when attempts were made to remove the headstone and that of CMY's wife and mother, the workers' hands shook so hard that they abandoned the task (from sefer Ner Yisroel).

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