Friday, December 30, 2011

Teves Yartzeits

1 Teves - Avrohom Avinu (Bava Basra 91a). 1 Tishrei or 1 Nissan according to others (Moed Katan 28a)
1 Teves - R' Yair Chaim ben R' Moshe Shimshon Bachrach (1702) author of Chavos Yair and Rov of Worms. He was a descendant of the Maharal.
1 Teves - R' Yosef Hamaaravi, Baal Mofes and talmid of the Arizal, buried in Kfar Elchamama in Tunisia
1 Teves - R' Avrohom Moshe ben R' Simcha Bunim of Peshischa (1828)
1 Teves - R' Moasoud Refoel Alfasi (1774) Great tzadik of Morocco and Tunisia
2 Teves - R' Yaakov Ibn Tzur, author of Mishpat U'Tzedaka L'Yaakov
3 Teves - R' Chaim Leib ben R' Refoel Alter Shmuelevitz (1978), Legendary Rosh Yeshiva of the Mirrer Yeshiva
3 Teves - R' Avrohom ben R' Yehuda Tzvi Brandwein of Stretin (1864)
4 Teves - R' Gershon Chanoch Henoch Leiner of Radzin (1890) ben R' Yaakov of Izhbitza was the The Baal Hatecheles and author of many seforim
4 Teves - R' Chaim Shaul HaKohen Dweck (1933) One of the great Syrian mekubalim of Yerushalayim. Rosh Yeshiva of Beit El.
4 Teves - R' Yaakov Shaul Kassin, head of New York Syrian community
4 Teves - R' Mordechai Pinchos Teitz (1995), Rov of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
5 Teves - R' Shlomo Molcho HY"D (1534), arrested by the Inquisition in Spain, he recited
Shema with great joy as he was burned at the stake.
5 Teves - R' Ahron of Titiev (1828) ben R' Tzvi ben R' Yisroel Baal Shem Tov
5 Teves - R' Avrohom Yaakov ben R' Yisroel Friedman of Sadigur (1960)
5 Teves - R' Yerachmiel Tzvi ben R' Yechiel Yehoshua Rabinowitz (2003) Biala-Peshischa Rebbe of Har Nof
6 Teves - R' Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam of Shiniva (1895) ben R' Chaim of Sanz, author of Divrei Yechezkel
6 Teves - R' Yaakov Reischer, author of Chok Yaakov and Shvus Yaakov
7 Teves - R' Moshe Dovid Vally, talmid of the Ramchal, who wrote a Kabalistic peirush on Tanach
7 Teves - R' Boruch of Kaminka, talmid of the Baal Shem Tov
7 Teves - R' Tzvi of Mezhibuz-Pinsk (1779) ben R' Yisroel Baal Shem Tov
7 Teves - R' Mordechai Yosef Leiner of Izhbitza (1878) ben R' Yaakov
8 Teves - R' Yechezkel HaLevi Halshtuk HY"D of Ostrovtza (1942) ben R' Yechiel Meir (some have the date as 10 Teves)
8 Teves - R' Shmuel Hellman (1765) was the Rov of Metz, France
9 Teves - Ezra Hasofer (320 B.C.E.)
9 Teves - Nechemia ben Chachilya (372 B.C.E.)
9 Teves - R' Yehosef HaLevy (1067) ben R' Shmuel HaNagid
9 Teves - R' Ezra (1227), one of the Baalei Tosefos and Rebbe of the Ramban
9 Teves - R' Avrohom Chaim Shur (1632) author of Tzon Kedoshim
10 Teves - Zecharia ben Berachya ben Idu Hanavi
10 Teves - Malachi Hanavi, end of the era of prophecy (317 B.C.E.)
10 Teves - R' Nosson ben R' Naftali Hertz Sternhartz of Breslov (1844), the leading talmid of R' Nachman of Breslov, compiler and author of many seforim. Reb Nachman said that he was his "Yehoshua", and that without him none of his teachings would have been spread the way they were. See Likutei Tefilos.
10 Teves - R' Raphael Wexelbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Itri
10 Teves - R' Avraham Abba ben R' Yosef Leifer (1989), Pittsburgher Rebbe, lived in Pittsburgh and New York before moving to Ashdod in Eretz Yisroel. See Pittsburgher Rebbe Reveals the Loftiest Kavana of the Mikva.
11 Teves - R' Shlomo Eiger, author of Gilyon Maharsha (1852) son of R' Akiva Eiger
11 Teves - R' Yehoshua ben R' Meir Horowitz of Dzikov, author of Ateres Yeshua (1912)
11 Teves - R' Yaakov Yosef Shlomo ben R' Chaim Dov Halperin of Vasoloi-Tel Aviv (1984) descendant of R' Yisroel of Ruzhin
12 Teves - R' Moshe Margulies, author of Pnei Moshe on Talmud Yerushalmi (1781) Rebbe of the Vilna Gaon
12 Teves - R' Moshe Halevi "Sofer" of Peshvarsk (1805) Talmid of the Magid of Mezritch
12 Teves - R' Mordechai Chaim ben R' Yehuda Leib Kastelanitz of Slonim (1953) was one of the closest of the talmidim of the Slonimer Rebbes
13 Teves - Rav Moshe ben R' Dovid of Lelov (1850) was the first Chassidishe Rebbe to settle in Yerushalyim. Previously they had settled in Tzfas. The Rizhiner told him that although many great tzadikim moved to Eretz Yisroel previously, their dynasties didn't survive, but Lelov would last till Moshiach comes. R' Moshe said that if he could make it to the Kosel Hamaravi then Moshiach would come. Unfortunately, he never made it there and passed away shortly after his arrival in Eretz Yisroel. He was the son-in-law of the Yid HaKodosh. The Lelover and Bostoner Rebbes are his descendants.
13 Teves - Rav Yitzchak ben R' Asher Anshel Hakohen Huberman, the tzaddik of
Ra'anana (1977)
13 Teves - Rav Yechiel Mordechai Gordon, Rosh Yeshivas Lomza (1965)
13 Teves - R' Shraga Feivush ben R' Boruch Hager of Zelishitshick (1936)
13 Teves - R' Menachem Mendel ben R' Yisroel Hager of Vishiveh (1941) Rosh
Yeshiva of Vizhnitz
13 Teves - R' Tzvi Hersh (Shmelkes) of Ostroh (1789) ben R' Shmuel, talmid of the Baal Shem Tov. He was considered the greatest chosid in Ostrah, was a great mekubal and is the subject of many miraculous stories
14 Teves - R' Alter Elazar Menachem ben R' Moshe Mordechai Biderman of Lelov (2001) Beloved tzadik from Bnei Brak.
14 Teves - R' Reuven Dov Dessler (1935) father of R' Eliyahu Dessler
14 Teves - R' Tzvi Hirsh of Teplik (1928), Breslover Tzadik
14 Teves - R' Mordechai Twersky of Lavoi (1905)
15 Teves - Mesharshia bar Pakud, Amora
15 Teves - Rav Huna, Amora
15 Teves - Mari bar Mar Zutra, Amora
15 Teves - R' Chaim Mordechai ben R' Itamar Rosenbaum of Nadvorna (1978)
15 Teves - R' Noson Nota Natkin ben R' Asher (1887) was a grandson of the Shaagas Aryeh and son-in-law of R' Yosef Zundel of Salant. Although he lived most of his life in Yerushalayim, he is buried in NY at Union Field Cemetery, (near Rabbi Jacob Joseph) because he died while collecting money for the Yishuv in Eretz Yisroel.
15 Teves - R' Refoel of Barshad (1827) ben R' Yaakov Yukel was from the greatest talmidim of R' Pinchas Koritzer. The website Two Tzaddikshas lots of information on them.
16 Teves - R' Aryeh Leibish of Vishnitza (1846) ben R' Chaim Asher Lipshutz, known as "Rebbe Leibish Charif. He was a descendant of the Megaleh Amukos, son-in-law of the Yismach Moshe and Talmid Muvhak of the Chozeh of Lublin. He wrote Aryeh Devei Iloy (responsa), Ari Shebachabura (Mesechta Kesubos) and Ateres Zekeinim.
16 Teves - R' Ephraim Tzvi ben R' Alter Ben Zion Krakofsky of Pshadvarz (1946) Originally from Poland, he moved to Yerusholayim. He was a descendent of R' Dovid of Lelov, and a close chosid of the Radoshitzer Rebbe. He went on to become one of the greatest Breslover tzadikim of his time. His letters make up the sefer Oneg Shabbos.
16 Teves - R' Chaim ben R' Avrohom Yosef Kreisworth (2001) was one of the great Torah giants of recent times. See R' Chaim Kreisworth - A Walking Shas.
17 Teves - R' Yaakov ben Zev Wolf Kranz (1804) See Dubno Magid Gives Mussar to the Vilna Gaon.
18 Teves - R' Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov (1841) ben Reb Pesach, the Bnei Yisaschor. See here for more.
19 Teves - R' Aryeh Leib ben R' Yosef HaKohen Heller (1813) author of Ketzos Hachoshen, Avnei Miluim and Shev Shmaitsa. All very famous seforim on halacha.
19 Teves - R' Avrohom Shmuel Binyamin Sofer (1871) oldest son of R' Moshe, the Chasam Sofer
19 Teves - R' Menachem Mendel Zaks (1974), son-in-law of the Chofetz Chaim
20 Teves - R' Moshe ben R' Maimon (1204) the Rambam
20 Teves - R' Yaakov ben R' Masoud Abuchatzeira (1880) Great mekubal and the grandfather of Baba Sali
20 Teves - R' Ahron Tzvi Taub of Brid (1883) was a talmid of R' Tzvi Hirsh of Zhidichov and R' Beirish of Alesk.
21 Teves - R' Yisroel Dov Ber ben R' Yosef of Vilednik (1850), author of Shearis Yisroel, great tzadik and miracle worker, primary talimid of R' Mottel of Chernobyl, his kever in Vilendnik, Ukraine gets many visitors.
21 Teves - Rav Matzliach Mazuz of Djerba HY"D, author of Ish Matzliach (1971)
21 Teves - R' Yitzchok ben R' Abba Abuchatzeira (1991) Great-grandson of R' Yaakov Abuchatzeira
22 Teves - R' Sholom ben R' Mordechai Yosef Moshe Moskovitz, the Shotzer Rebbe of London. He promised to help anyone who comes to his kever and lights 3 candles(1958)
22 Teves - R' Shmuel Heller, Rav of Tzefas (1884)

22 Teves - R' Avrohom Elchonon ben R' Dovid Shlomo Spector (1973) descendant of the Chozeh. Breslover Tzadik who knew the whole Shas, Medrash, Zohar and more by heart.
23 Teves - R' Refoel Yitzchok Zerachia Azulai (1765) father of the Chida
23 Teves - R' Mordechai Gifter (2001), Rosh Yeshiva of Telz
24 Teves - R' Naftali ben R' Yitzchok Hakohen Katz (1719, some have the date as 26 Teves), author of Semichas Chachomim and Rov of Ostraha and Frankfurt-on-Main. He is buried in Istanbul, where he died, en route to Eretz Yisroel. He was a descendant of the Maharal of Prague. R' Nachman of Breslov was one of his descendants
24 Teves - R' Shneur Zalman ben R' Boruch of Liadi (1813), first Lubavitcher Rebbe, author of the Tanya and Shulchan Aruch Harav
24 Teves - R' Shmuel Borenstein of Sochatchov (1926), the Shem MiShmuel son of ben R' Avrohom, the Avnei Nezer
24 Teves - R' Avraham Shmuel Binyamin ben R' MosheSofer, author of the Teshuvos Divrei Sofer (1948) descendant of the Chasam Sofer
24 Teves - R' Moshe Mordechai ben R' Shimon Noson Nota Biderman of Lelov (1987) Great tzadik from a family that was in Yerushalayim since 1850.
24 Teves - R' Yosef of Yampola (1812 some have the date as 20 Shvat) ben R' Yechiel Mechel of Zlotchov
24 Teves - R' Meir ben R' Yehuda Leib Greenwald (1852) Maharam Ash
25 Teves - R' Moshe Tzvi ben R' Shimon Shlomo Giterman of Savran (1837) was a talmid of R' Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev and R' Boruch of Mezibuz. He was a fierce opponent of R' Noson of Breslov, though interestingly his son, R' Shimon Shlomo was on good terms with the Breslover Chassidim.
25 Teves - Rav Eliyahu Eliezer ben R' Reuven Dov Dessler (1954), author of Michtav M'Eliyahu and Mashgiach in Gateshead and Ponovezh
25 Teves - R' Moshe Tikochinsky, Mashgiach of Slabodka
26 Teves - R' Avrohom Chaim of Zlotchov (1816) ben Gedalya Moshe, son-in-law of the "Baal Haflah". He was a talmid of the Magids of Mezritch and Zlotchov and the Rebbe Reb Shmelke of Nikolsburg. He wrote Orach L'Chaim (Torah) and Pri Chaim (Avos).
27 Teves - R' Shamshon Raphael Hirsch (1888) (Shimshon ben Raphael)
27 Teves - R' Menashe Yitzchak Meir (1971) ben Asher Yeshaya Eichenstein of Zidichov-Petach Tikvah
27 Teves - R' Pinchos (1998) ben R' Chaim Hirschsprung of Montreal
28 Teves - R' Avrohom Antebi (1858) of Aram Soba, Syria, author of Yoshev Ahalim
28 Teves - R' Refoel Shmuel Berenbaum (2008) Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn. Learnt in Mir before the war and escaped to Shanghai. He was know not to waste a moment from learning Torah.

29 Teves - R' Yerachmiel Yisroel Yitzchak (1910) ben Yechiel Danziger of Alexander, author of Yismach Yisrael. He was agreat gaon in all areas of Torah, yet know to be extreemly modest. Unfortunately, he left over no descendants.
29 Teves - R' Nosson Adler of London (1890) ben R' Mordechai, author of Nesina Leger
29 Teves - R' Moshe Yehoshua Yehudah Leib (1898) ben Binyomin Diskin, best know as the Maharil Diskin. He was the Rav of Brisk and Jerusalem.
29 Teves - R' Meir (1989) ben Benzion HaLevi Chodosh was the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Chevron
29 Teves - R' Yitzchok Kaduri (2006) ben R' Tzvi (His mother's name, Tafcha or Tapcha, is on the matzeiva) The elder mekubal of his time. He was well over 100 years old when he passed away. He merited getting a brocha from the Ben Ish Chai in his youth.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kislev Yartzeits

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' Asher Anshel ben R' Shmuel Halevi Jungreis (1873) The Chenger Rav was one of the most respected Rabbonim of Hungary. Talmid of Maharam Ash and a
uthor of Menuchas Asher.
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

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
18 Kislev - R' Levi Yitzchok ben R' Pinchos Halevi Horowitz, the Bostoner Rebbe (2009)

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' Shmuel Yehuda Leib ben R' Gedalia of Linitz (1817)
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
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) Author of Teshuas Chein. The Baal Shem Tov, whom 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 Halevi Chazan (1917), leader of Breslov after R' Noson. He wrote many seforim, including Kochvei Ohr and Biur Halikutim on Likutei Mohoran. Buried in the newer cemetery in Uman.
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 he and his brother, Nachman, were legendary figures in Breslov in the last generation.
30 Kislev - R' Dovid Oppenheim, Av Bes Din of Reznitz

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cheshvan Yartzeits

1 Cheshvan - R' Yosef Engel, author of many seforim including Asvin D'Oraysa, Beis Ha'Otzar, Lekach Tov and Gilyonei HaShas (1910)
1 Cheshvan - R' Yisroel ben R' Yehoshua Shapira, the Bluzhover Rebbe (1990)

2 Cheshvan - R' Shmuel ben Moshe di Modena, the Mahrashdam (1589)
2 Cheshvan - R' Boruch ben R' Yisroel Hager (1963), the Seret-Vizhnitz Rebbe, the Makor Boruch
2 Cheshvan - R' Elazar Simcha Wasserman (1996), son of
R' Elchonon Bunim Wasserman
2 Cheshvan - R' Yosef ben R' Mordechai Dovid of Dombrovna (1866) Talmid of the Chozeh of Lublin, R' Chaim Meir Yechiel of Moglenitza and Reb Yisachor Dov of Radoshitz.

3 Cheshvan - R' Yitzchok ben
R' Chaim of Volozhin (1848) (I also have the date as 26 Iyar, not sure which is correct)
3 Cheshvan - R' Yosef Zundel ben R' Binyamin Beinush of Salant (1865) Talmid of R' Chaim of Volozhin and R' Akiva Eiger. Rebbe of R' Yisroel Salanter. After moving to Eretz Yisroel he became one of the leaders of the Jews in Yerusholayim
3 Cheshvan - R' Mordechai Miller, principal of Gateshead Seminary (2000)
3 Cheshvan - R' Yisroel Friedman of Rizhin (1850) ben R' Sholom Shachna of Probisht
3 Cheshvan - R' Eliezer of Dzikov (1860) ben
R' Naftali Tzvi of Ropshitz

4 Cheshvan - R' Klonimus Kalman (sometimes written Kalmish) Shapiro HY"D, Piazetsna Rebbe (1943), author of Chovas Hatalmidim, Aish Kodesh, Derech Hamelech and others. He was the son of R' Elimelech of Grodzensk. He was a descendant of the Noam Elimelech, Koznitzer Magid, Meor Veshemesh and many other great tzadikim.
4 Cheshvan - R' Aryeh Zev Gurwitz, Rosh Yeshiva of Gateshead (1983)

5 Cheshvan - R' Meir Heilprin, Rov and Av Beis Din of Lublin (1722)
5 Cheshvan -
R' Avrohom Yosef Rice (1862), pioneer of the Baltimore Jewish community and founder of one of the first Hebrew schools in the U.S.
5 Cheshvan - R' Avrohom Halevi Zions, Rosh Yeshiva of Knesses Yisroel in New York
6 Cheshvan - R' Shlomo Dovid Yehoshua Weinberg of Slonim HY"D(1944) son of R' Avrohom, the Bais Avrohom

7 Cheshvan - R' Yehuda Meir ben R' Yaakov Shimshon Shapiro (1933), Rosh Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin and innovator of Daf Yomi. He was a descendant of R' Pinchos of Koritz and a Chosid of R' Yisroel of Chortkov, who told him to spread the idea of Daf Yomi.

8 Cheshvan - Rabbeinu Yonah ben Avrohom of Gerondi (1263) Author of Shaarei Tshuvah
8 Cheshvan - R' Nochum "Hachassid" of Horodno, Lithuania (1879) Rebbe of the Chofetz Chaim
8 Cheshvan - R' Yaakov Rosenheim, a founder of Agudas Yisrael (1965)
8 Cheshvan - R' Moshe Yosef Hakohen Tawil (1977), From the great Rabbonim of Aram Soba

9 Cheshvan - Rabeinu Asher ben Yechiel, the Rosh (1327)
9 Cheshvan - R' Yosef Leib Bloch, the Telzer Rosh Yeshiva (1928)
9 Cheshvan - R' Shimon Yehuda ben R' Yitzchok Shmuel HaKohen Shkop of Grodno (1940)
9 Cheshvan - R' Yehuda ben R' Yitzchok Horowitz of Stutchin (1981) Descendant, ben acher ben, from
R' Naftali of Ropshitz.
9 Cheshvan - R' David Laniado, of Aram Soba, author of Likedoshim Asher Ba'aretz

10 Cheshvan - Gad ben Yaakov Avinu (1563-1438 B.C.E.)
10 Cheshvan - R' Avraham Oppenheim, author of Aishel Avraham on Shulchan Oruch (1786)
10 Cheshvan - R' Dov Berish Weidenfeld, the Tchebiner Rov (1965) One of the Gedolei Hador of his time in Eretz Yisroel

11 Cheshvan - Mesushelach ben Chanoch, died at age 969. (2103 B.C.E.)
11 Cheshvan - Rachel Imeinu (1552 B.C.E.) (according to the GRA, she was 36 years old, according to Sefer Hayashar, 45)
11 Cheshvan - Binyamin ben Yaakov Avinu (1441 B.C.E.)
11 Cheshvan - R' Menachem Nachum ben R' Tzvi Twersky, of Chernobyl, Me'or Einayim (1797)11 Cheshvan - R' Avraham ben R' Yitzchok Matisyahu Weinberg, First Slonimer Rebbe, author of Yesod HaAvoda (1883) He was a talmid of R' Noach and R' Michel of Lechovitch and R' Moshe of Kobrin.
11 Cheshvan - R' Yehuda Leib Chasman, mashgiach of Yeshivas Chevron (1936)
11 Cheshvan - R' Pesach Pruskin, Rov and Rosh Yeshivah in Kobrin (1940) He was one of the Rabbeim of R' Moshe Feinstein.

12 Cheshvan - R' Zev Wolf Kitzis (1788) Talmid and Baal Tokea of the Baal Shem Tov, who he is buried immediately next to.
12 Cheshvan - R' Nochum of Shadik, Great Rov in Yerushalayim (1866)
12 Cheshvan - R' Yehuda ben R' Shaul Tzadka, Rosh Yeshiva of Porat Yosef (1992)

13 Cheshvan - R' Yehuda HaChosid, author of Sefer Chasidim (1217) son of ben R' Shmuel HaChosid (There are many different dates given as his yartzeit and I don't know which one is accurate)
13 Cheshvan - R' Tzvi Shraga Grossbard, head of Chinuch Atzmai in Eretz Yisrael (1993)

14 Cheshvan - R' Avrohom Elimelech Perlow of Karlin HY"D (1942) ben R' Yisroel, killed al kiddush Hashem.
15 Cheshvan - Mattisyahu Kohen Godol (166 B.C.E.)
15 Cheshvan - R' Leib "Baal Yisurim" (1836), from the greatest talmidim of the Baal HaTanyain, Buried in Tzefas. Before he died he said that anyone that has a tzarah should come to daven at his kever and he will be helped.
15 Cheshvan - R' Avraham Yeshaya ben R' Shmaryahu Yosef Karelitz, the Chazon Ish (1953) Desended from the Maharal, Baal HaMaor and Baal HaPardes. He was one of the greatest and most respected Gedolim of his time.

16 Cheshvan - R' Amram Chasida, the Amora
16 Cheshvan - R' Chaim Pinto (1937), great Rov on Morocco
16 Cheshvan - R' Elazar Menachem Man ben R' Azriel Shach, Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh (2001) See
Rav Shach's Will.

17 Cheshvan - R' Reuven Katz, author of Degel Reuven, rosh yeshiva in Petach Tikva (1964)
17 Cheshvan - R' Menachem Mendel of Kosov (1825), Ahavas Sholom, son of R' Yaakov Koppel "Chosid"
17 Cheshvan - R' Binyomin Zev ben R' Nechemia Cheshin (1988) great mekubal involved in the Kiruv movement. He was also one of the Ziknei Breslov of his time. He descended from the talmidim of the Vilna Gaon. He has several well known sons.

18 Cheshvan - R' Yaakov Friedman of Husyatin (1952) ben R' Yitzchok of Buhosh. He was a son-in-law of R' Yisroel of Husyatin
18 Cheshvan - R' Rafael Baruch Toledano, author of Sephardic Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (1970)18 Cheshvan - R' Nochum Partzovitz, Rosh Yeshivas Mir (1986)

19 Cheshvan - Hevel
19 Cheshvan - R' Pinchas Epstein, Rosh Av Beis Din of the Eida Hachareidis (1970)
19 Cheshvan - R' Avrohom Tzvi Hirsch Kamai, HY"D, rosh yeshiva and Rov of Mir (1941)

20 Cheshvan - R' Avrohom bar Yitzchak, Raavad II, author of Sefer Eshkol (1198)
20 Cheshvan - R' Sholom ben R' Yaakov Yosef HaLevi Rosenfeld of Kaminka (1851) talmid of R' Shlomo Kluger and R' Naftali of Ropshitz
20 Cheshvan - R' Moshe Nosson Nota ben R' Menachem Mendel Lemberger, the Makover Rov (1982) Talmid of R' Sholom Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfort
20 Cheshvan - R' Mordechai Sharabi (1983), descendant of the Rashash, one of the greatest mekubalim of his time and rosh yeshiva Nahar Sholom, buried on Har Hamenuchos

21 Cheshvan - R' Dovid ben R' Zimra, the Radvaz, Rebbe of the Arizal(1573)
21 Cheshvan - R' Avrohom Azulai, the Chessed L'Avraham (1643) great-great-grandfather of the Chida
21 Cheshvan - R' Betzalel ben R' Avrohom Stern (1988), great posek in Australia and author of Betzel Hachochma, brother of the R' Moshe Stern, the Debreciner Rov
21 Cheshvan – R' Yichya Halevi Alshich, head of Teimani community (1996)

22 Cheshvan - R' Ezriel Ben R' Dov Halevi Horowitz of Lublin, the "Eizener Kop"
22 Cheshvan - R' Dovid Shlomo ben R' Yeruchim Eibishutz (1813) author of many seforim including Levushei Serad, Arvei Nachal and Neos Deshe. Talmid of talmidim of the Mezritcher Magid. Settled in Eretz Yisroel
22 Cheshvan - R' Yissachor Dov ben R' Yehoshua Rokeach of Belz (1926)

23 Cheshvan - R' Aharon Katzenellenbogen of Brisk, author of Minchas Aharon (1854)
23 Cheshvan - R' Moshe ben R' Yaakov Leib Midner (1929), a talmid of the Slonimer Rebbes. He was known as a Baal Ruach HaKodesh. R' Elchonon Wasserman would stand up for him out of respect. He put together the sefer Toras Avos, which contains Torah from the Rebbes of Lechovitch, Kobrin and Slonim.
23 Cheshvan - R' Yehosef ben R' Tzvi Rottenberg of Koson (1911) son-in-law of R' Meshulam Feivish of Tosh
23 Cheshvan - R' Tzvi Aryeh (Hirsh Leib) ben R' Ahron Betzalel Lippel (1979) One of the Ziknei Breslov. While living in Uman, he was part of a group that would rise nightly at midnight, immerse in the river (including when they needed to break the ice to do so ) and then spend hours in the field in hisbodedus. He was allowed to leave Ukraine and moved to Eretz Yosroel in 1934. He was know for his intense prayer and kedusha, but despite this he was able to speak with anyone and understood everything.

24 Cheshvan - Binyamin ben Yaakov Avinu (according to many) (1554 B.C.E.)
24 Cheshvan - R' Refoel HaKohen of Hamburg ben R' Yekusiel Ziskind (1803) Learned by the Shaagas Aryeh and Vilna Gaon. He was a Rebbe of R' Chaim of Volozhin. He became close with the Mezritcher Magid. Wrote Toras Yekusiel. (some have the date as 26 Cheshvan)
24 Cheshvan - R' Raphael Dovid Auerbach (1987), Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar Shomayim
24 Cheshvan - R' Gedalya Moshe Goldman, Zvhiler Rebbe (1950) Son of the famous
Reb Shlomka (Shlomo) of Zvhil
24 Cheshvan - R' Hillel Moshe ben R' Tzvi Hirsch Mashel (1907) talmid of the Kotzker and Chidushei HaRim. Settled in Eretz Yisroel

25 Cheshvan - R' Avrohom ben R' Shlomo Zalman, brother of the Vilna Gaon, author of Ma'alos Hatorah (1807)
25 Cheshvan - R' Naftali ben R' Elazar of Lizhensk (1838), grandson of the Noam Elimelech, talmid of R' Menachem Mendel of Kosov
25 Cheshvan - R' Mordechai Rokeach of Bilgoraya (1949) ben R' Yissachor Dov of Belz (1949)

26 Cheshvan - R' Shlomo Segal (1638), Av Beis Din of Polnoah and Lvov, the "MiBeis Levi"
26 Cheshvan - R' Simcha ben R' Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveitchik, buried in
Mt. Judah Cemetery in Queens, NY. son of the Bais Halevi
26 Chehsvan - R' Abba ben R' Yitzchok Abuchatzeira (1935) grandson of the Abir Yaakov

27 Cheshvan - R' Yaakov ben R' Dovid Yitzchok Leizer of Antwerp, Pshevorsker Rebbe (1998) son-in-law of R' Itzikil Gewirtzman of Pshevorsk

28 Cheshvan - Rabbeinu Yonah ben R' Avrohom of Gerondi, author of Shaarei Teshuva (1263)28 Cheshvan - R' Sholom Eisen, talmid of R' Isser Zalman Meltzer, Moreh Tzedek in the Eida Hachareidis and expert on esrogim
29 Cheshvan - R' Yitzchak Eizik Chover, author of Teshuvos Binyan Olam and Si'ach Yitzchak (1852)

29 Cheshvan - R' Chaim ben R' Dov Berish HaKohen Rappaport, author of Mayim Chaim

30 Cheshvan - R' Tzvi Hirsch HaKohen of Riminov (1846) ben R' Yehudah Leib, succesor of R' Mendel of Rimanov and author of Sefer Be'eros Hamayim
30 Cheshvan - Rav Yaakov Betzalel Zolty, Rav of Yerushalayim
30 Cheshvan - R' Eliezer Yehudah Waldenberg ben R' Yaakov Gedalyahu (2006) Tzitz Eliezer, Famous posek, he was especially know for his rulings on medical isssues.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tishrei Yartzeits

1 Tishrei - Sara Imeinu
1 Tishrei - R' Amnon of Mainz HY"D(1012)
1 Tishrei - R' Meir Yehuda Leibush, The Malbim
1 Tishrei - R' Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky of Slutzk, Chicago and Tzefas, known as the Ridbaz

2 Tishrei - R' Yisroel Lipshitz (1860) Tiferes Yisroel

2 Tishrei - R' Yisroel ben R' Asher of Stolin (1868) known as the "Yenuka" after being crowned Rebbe at the age of 4. He is also know as the "Frankfurter" since he is buried in Frankfurt.

3 Tishrei - Gedalia ben Achikam (422 B.C.E.)

3 Tishrei - R' Naftali Trop (1930) Rosh Yeshiva in Radin, his sforim on Gemara are used in many Yeshivas.

3 Tishrei - R' Shimon Noson Nota ben R' Dovid Tzvi Shlomo Biderman of Lelov (1929)

3 Tishrei - R' Noson Sternhartz (1972) son of the Kochav Lev, a leader of Breslov, R' Avrohom, great-grandson of R' Noson of Breslov

4 Tishrei - Baal Shem of Michelshtat, R' Yitzchok Aryeh (Zekel Leib) Wormser (1847), numerous people go to his kever on the yartzeit and throughout the year. Here is a book with his bio.

4 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Danziger (1820) Author of Chaye Adam and Chochmas Adam

4 Tishrei - R' Boruch Refoel Soloveitchik, son of the Brisker Rov, R' Yitzchok Zev

5 Tishrei - Naftali ben Yaakov Avinu

5 Tishrei - R' Boruch Sholom HaLevi Ashlag (1991) His father, R' Yehuda Leib was the great Mekubal, the Baal HaSulam on Zohar.

6 Tishrei - R' Aryeh Leib ben R' Boruch (1811), the legendary "Shpole Zeide". See Dixie Yid for a fascinating explanation, from R' Yizchok Meir Morgenstern, of the machlokes between R' Nachman of Breslov and the Shpole Zeide

7 Tishrei - Zevulun ben Yaakov Avinu (1438 B.C.E.)
7 Tishrei - R' Dovid Oppenheim of Nikolsburg-Prague (1736)

8 Tishrei - R' Noach ben R' Mordechai of Lechovitch (1833)

9 Tishrei - R' Yitzchak Shmelkes, the Bais Yitzchak of Lemberg
9 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Saba, author of Tzror Hama'or (after 1500)
9 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Abale ben R' Chaim HaLevi Gumbeiner of Kalish (1682), the Magen Avrohom

9 Tishrei - R' Elazar Nisan ben R' Moshe of Drobitich (1854) son of the Yismach Moshe and father of the Yetev Lev
9 Tishrei - R' Yitzchak Zev ben R' Chaim Soloveitchik, the Brisker Rov (1959)
9 Tishrei - R' Eliezer Zusman Sofer, author of Et Sofer (1902)

10 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel ben R' Yosef Meir Twersky (1987), Machnovker Rebbe of Bnei Brak
10 Tishrei - Rebbi Akiva ben Yosef HY"D (153) Rebbi Yehuda Hanassi was born on that day.
10 Tishrei - R' Achai Gaon (511)
10 Tishrei - R' Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag of Yerushalayim (1954), author of the Sulam on Zohar
10 Tishrei - R' Moshe Yitzchak ben R' Naftali Elimelech Gewirtzman of Antwerp, Known as Reb Itzikel of Pshevorsk (1976). Great beloved tzadik. He was a descendant of the Noam Elimelech and was said to be from the 36 hidden tzadikim.
10 Tishrei - R' Naftali Chaim ben R' Meir of Dzhikov (1894)
10 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Binyamin Silberberg, Pittsburgher Rov

11 Tishrei - R' Huna berei Mar Zutra
11 Tishrei - Mar bar Rav Ashi (466)
11 Tishrei - R' Tavyomi (350)
11 Tishrei - Rabbeinu Yitzchak Halevi of Speyer (1133), the Rivoh, a talmid of Rashi
11 Tishrei - R' Avraham Abish of Frankfurt (1769), the Birchas Avrohom

12 Tishrei - R' Avraham the Malach (1776), son of the Magid of Mezritch, R' Dov Ber

13 Tishrei - R' Akiva Eiger (1837)
13 Tishrei - R' Shmuel ben R' Menachem Mendel, "the Rebbe MaHaRaSh" of Lubavitch (1882)
13 Tishrei - R' Yisroel ben R' Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, the Sadigerer Rebbe (1906)
13 Tishrei - R' Chaim Berlin, Av Beis Din Moscow, Volozhin and Yerushalayim (1912) Son of the Netziv, ben R' Naftoli Tzvi Yehuda Berlin
13 Tishrei - R' Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, Av Beis Din of Chust and Yerushalayim (1949)

14 Tishrei - R' Sholom Shachne of Prohovitch (1803) ben R' Avrohom the Malach
14 Tishrei - R' Yisroel ben R' Shabsei Hopstein, Maggid of Koznitz, author of Avodas
Yisroel, (1814) One of the 4 primary talmidim of the Rebbe, Reb Elimelech of Lizensk
14 Tishrei - R' Benzion Bruk, Rosh Yeshivas Novardok in Yerushalayim (1985)

15 Tishrei - Yaakov Avinu (1651-1504 B.C.E.)
15 Tishrei - R' Meir Arik of Tarnow, author of Imrei Yosher and Tal Torah(1926)
15 Tishrei - R' Mordechai ben R' Yisachor Bertche Leifer of Nadvorna (1894)

16 Tishrei - R' Moshe Zacutto (1697), author of Kol Haramaz on the Zohar and the Rebbe of the Ramchal
16 Tishrei - R' Tzvi Hirsch ben R' Shlomo Shapiro of Munkach, author of Darkei Teshuva (1913) father of the Minchas Elazar
16 Tishrei - R' Yitzchak Dov Halevi Bamberger, Av Beis Din of Wurzburg(1878)
16 Tishrei - R' Shimon ben R' Yisroel of Yaraslov (1849) talmid of the Rebbe, Reb Elimelech of Lizensk and the Chozeh of Lublin, author of Toras Shimon

17 Tishrei - R' Moshe Rosen (1957), author of Nezer Hakodesh, Buried in Mt. Judah Cemetery, Queens, NY.

18 Tishrei - R' Nachman of Breslov (1810) ben R' Simcha, who was the son of R' Nachman Horedenker. He is usually mentioned with his mothers name, Faiga, who was the daughter of the Baal Shem Tov's daughter Udel.
18 Tishrei - R' Betzalel Rensburg, author of Haga'os Hashas (1821)
18 Tishrei - R' Yona Mertzbach, Mashgiach of Yeshiva Kol Torah
18 Tishrei - R' Naftali ben R' Yehuda of Melitz (1915)

19 Tishrei - R' Eliyahu ben R' Shlomo Zalman, the Vilna Gaon (1797) See here for a connection between the Vilna Gaon and the Yid HaKadosh
19 Tishrei - R' Yaakov Yitzchak ben R' Asher Rabinowitz, The Yid Hakadosh of Peshischa (1813) Here is another vort from the Yid HaKadosh.
19 Tishrei - R' Aharon ben R' Yisroel Friedman, the Sadigerer Rebbe, author of Kedushas Aharon (1912)
19 Tishrei - R' Yosef Moshe Ades, Rosh Yeshiva of Porat Yosef (1991)

20 Tishrei - R' Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Cracow (1663)

20 Tishrei - R' Boruch Yosef of Sudlikov (1884) Son of R' Aryeh Leib of Sudlikov, who was a son-in-law of R' Dovid HaLevi Horowitz, who was a son-in-law of the Degel Machane Ephraim
20 Tishrei - R' Eliezer ben R' Yitzchok Papo, the Peleh Yoetz (1898)

21 Tishrei - R' Menachem Mendel ben R' Eliezer of Premishlan (1770) Talmid of the Baal Shem Tov, he was from the first to move to Eretz Yisroel.
21 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the Cheshev Sofer (1961) Descendant of the Chasam Sofer
21 Tishrei - R' Dovid Moshe of Chortkov (1904) son of R' Yisroel of Ruzhin.

22 Tishrei - R' Moshe Yaakov Hakohen Ribikov, the "Shoemaker from Tel Aviv" (1967)

23 Tishrei - Rabbeinu Chanoch ben Rabbeinu Moshe of Cordova, one of the four Shevuyim (1000)
23 Tishrei - R' Dovid Jungreis, Rosh Av Beis Din Yerushalayim (1971)

24 Tishrei - R' Yaakov Yosef ben R' Tzvi HaKohen of Polnoye (1783), foremost disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, author of Toldos Yaakov Yosef, the first chasidish sefer
24 Tishrei - R' Eliyahu Guttmacher, Av Beis Din Greiditz (1874)

24 Tishrei - R' Elchonon Sorotzkin, chairman of Vaad Hayeshivos
24 Tishrei - R' Chaim Zanvil ben R' Moshe Abramowitz, the Ribnitzer Rebbe (1995) Great tzadik and baal mofes, he was a talmid of the Stefanester Rebbe. He lived in communist USSR until 1970, then moved to Eretz Yisroel and then settled in the USA. He lived the last years of his life in Monsey, NY. Buried in the Vizhnitzer Cemetery in Monsey, NY.
24 Tishrei - R' Avrohom Yehuda Leib ben R' Pnchos Zelig HaKohen Schwartz, the Kol Aryeh (1883)

25 Tishrei - R' Yom Tov Lipman Heilprin, author of Kedushas Yom Tov (1794)
25 Tishrei - R' Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, the Kedushas Levi (1809) Son of R' Meir. He is traditionally mentioned with his mothers name, Sarah Sosha.
25 Tishrei - R' Moshe ben R' Shmuel Sofer, the Chasam Sofer (1839)
25 Tishrei - R' Dovid Mattisyahu Rabinowitz, Biala Rebbe- Bnei Brak (1997) son of the Chelkas yehoshu, R' Yechiel Yehoshua of Biala

26 Tishrei - R' Asher ben R' Ahron "HaGadol", the Stoliner Rebbe (1828)

27 Tishrei - Rabbeinu Yitzchak Hazaken bar Shmuel, "the Ri", a Baal Tosfos and grandson of Rashi who headed yeshivos in Ramerupt and Dampierre (1200)
27 Tishrei - R' Nosson Tzvi ben R' Yerachmiel Moshe Kenig (1997), Rosh Kollel Breslov in Bnei Brak (I think the actual date is 17 Tishrei)

28 Tishrei - R' Ephraim Zalman Shorr, author of Tevuos Shor (1732)
28 Tishrei - R' Lieber "HaGadol" of Berdichev His real name was R' Eliezer ben R' Avrohom (1770) one of the talmidim of the Baal Shem Tov. He was a great-grandson (ben acher ben) of R' Shimshon Ostropolier and was also a descendent of the Megaleh Amukos
28 Tishrei - R' Avrohom ben R' Avrohom Eiger, the Lubliner Rebbe (2002) Named after his father who died a few months before his birth

29 Tishrei - Shimon Hatzaddik of the Anshei Knesses Hagedola (c. 350-300
29 Tishrei - R' Menachem Mendel ben R' Chaim Hager of Vizhnitz, the Tzemach Tzaddik
29 Tishrei - R' Shmuel Tzvi ben R' Yechiel Danziger of Alexander, the Tiferes Shmuel (1923)
29 Tishrei - Don Yitzchok Abarbanel (1519)
29 Tishrei - R' Meir beb R' Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev

30 Tishrei - R' Tzvi Hirsch Chayos - Maharatz Chiyos (1856)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Elul & Rosh Hashona Links

It is customary to say more Tehilim than usual and to read Tikunei Zohar in the month of Elul. For more see:


Tikunei Zohar

Uman! Uman! Rosh Hashana explains everything you wanted to know about Uman Rosh Hashana.

Breslov Center: Rav Elazar Kenig on Rosh Hashanah Part I (PDF)

Breslov Center: Rav Elazar Kenig on Rosh Hashanah SPECIAL ADDITIONS (PDF)

Breslov Center: Elul-Tishrei Through Chanukah Customs and Practices (PDF)

Elul Yartzeits

1 Elul – R' Dovid HaNagid (1300) ben R' Avrohom ben HaRambam

1 Elul – R' Chanoch Henoch Dov of Alesk ben R' Shmuel (1884), the Lev Sameach, was a son-in-law of the Sar Sholom of Belz in his first marriage and in his second marriage was a son-in-law of R' Meir ben R' Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev

2 Elul – R' Yitzchak Bar Sheshes, the Rivash (1408)

2 Elul - R' Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Boyan-Lvov HY"D (1942) ben R' Yitzchok, author of Nachalas Yaakov, murdered by the Nazis y's.

2 Elul – R' Eliezer ben R' Yisroel Hager, the Damesek Eliezer of Vizhnitz (1946) He is buried on Har Hazeisim.

2 Elul – R' Shmuel Dovid Walkin (1979) was Rov in Shanghai during WWII and later in Queens, NY. He was the son of the Pinsker Rov, the Bais Aharon.

3 Elul - R' Yissochor Bertcha Leifer of Nadvorna (1848) ben R' Yitzchok of Kalish was a great-grandson of R' Meir "HaGadol" of Premishlan

3 Elul - R' Yitzchok Yeshaya Halberstam HY"D of Tchechoiv (1943) was the youngest son of R' Chaim of Sanz

3 Elul - R' Moshe Friedman HY"D of Boyan-Krakow (1943) ben R' Sholom Yosef

3 Elul - R' Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz was the legendary head of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and founder of Torah Umesorah. He used to ask to be called Mister Mendlowitz, to which one of the great tzadikim said, his name is "Nister" Mendlowitz

3 Elul – R' Avrohom Yitzchok HaKohen Kook (1935)

3 Elul – R' Sholom Eichenstein of Zidichov-Tsfas (1988) ben R' Asher Yeshaya

4 Elul - R' Meir Simcha Hakohen of Dvinsk (1926) ben R' Shimshon Klonomus, author of Ohr Someach and Meshech Chochma

4 Elul - R' Aryeh Leib Tumim, author of Gur Aryeh

4 Elul - R' Eliyahu Kramer, grandfather of the Vilna Gaon
4 Elul - R' Yechiel Fishel Eisenbach (2008) Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar Hoshamayim, was one of the greatest teachers of the teachings of the Arizal and Rashash, son-in-law of R' Asher Zelig Margolies

5 Elul - R' Dovid Tzvi Shlomo (1918) ben R' Elazar Menachem Mendel Biderman of Lelov, one of the great tzadikim of Yerushalaim, buried on Har Hazeisim

5 Elul - R' Moshe Ahron ben R' Chaim Pinto, great tzadik who lived in Ashdod

6 Elul - R' Yom Tov Lipman Heller (1654), author of Tosfos Yom Tov

6 Elul - R' Yekusiel Yehuda Teitelbaum of Sighet (1883) ben R' Elazar Nisan, author of Yetev Lev, Yetev Ponim, Avnei Tzedek and Rav Tov L'Beis Yisroel. He was a grandson of the Yismach Moshe and grandfather of the Satmar Rebbe

6 Elul - R' Moshe Mintz, author of Shailos U'Tshuvos Maharam Mintz

6 Elul - R' Yechezkel Sarna (1969), Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron, great tzadik and talmid of the Chofetz Chaim and Slabodka

6 Elul - R' Meir Zvi Ehrentreu, Manchester Yeshiva Rosh Kollel and RoshYeshiva

7 Elul - R' Reuven Margolios, author of Margolios Hayom and many otherseforim

7 Elul – R' Eliyahu (1859), father of the Ben Ish Chai

7 Elul - R' Aryeh Leib Lopian, Rosh Yeshivas Gateshead

8 Elul – R' Shlomo ben R' Yosef Karo (1889) was Rov in Saana, Yemen

8 Elul - R' Michoel Ashkenazi (1889) was a Rov in Aram Soba, Syria

9 Elul - Dan ben Yaakov Avinu (also birthday)

9 Elul - R' Tzadok ben R' Yaakov HaKohen Rabinowitz of Lublin (1900), author of Pri Tzaddik, Tzidkas HaTzadik and numerous other seforim.

9 Elul - R' Nachum Mordechai ben R' Alter Yisroel Shimon Perlow of Novominsk (1976) was a descendant, ben acher ben, from R' Mordechai of Neshchiz. His son, R' Yaakov is the current Novominsker Rebbe.

9 Elul - R' Yonoson Shteif (1958), Viener Rov and renown posek

10 Elul - R' Pinchos of Koritz (1790) ben R' Avrohom Abba Shapiro, a descendant of R' Noson Nota Shapiro, the Megaleh Amukos. He was not only one of the greatest talmidim of the Baal Shem Tov, but was also considered a friend of the Baal Shem Tov. His teachings are collected in Medrash Pinchos, Nofes Tzufim and Imrei Pinchas. His talmidim included R' Raphael "der Emesser" of Bershad and the Shpoler Zeide. See here for more. There is a site dedicated to R' Pinchas and R' Raphael, Two Tzaddiks.

10 Elul - R' Yitzchok of Bohush (1896) ben R' Sholom Yosef of Sadiger

10 Elul - R' Moshe Yehudah Leib of Pashkan (1947) ben R' Yitzchok of Bohush, author of Birchas Moshe.
11 Elul - R' Sholom Yosef Friedman of Sadiger (1851) oldest son of R' Yisroel of Ruzhin

11 Elul - R' Avrohom Yaakov Friedman of Sadiger (1883) second son of R' Yisroel of Ruzhin

12 Elul - R' Shimon of Toledo, son of the Rosh (1342)

12 Elul - R' Simcha Bunim of P'shischa (1827) ben R' Tzvi, talmid of the Chozeh and the Yid HaKodosh

12 Elul R' Moshe Elyokim Briah Hopstein of Koznitz (1828), son of the Kozhnitzer Magid, R' Yisroel

12 Elul - R' Yitzchak Zelasnik, Rosh Yeshiva of Me'or Eliyahu

12 Elul - R' Menachem Menashe (1968) was a great tzadik from Turkey. He wrote Ahavas Chaim, a sefer filled with halacha, mussar and more, including fascinating stories of tzadikim, including many Chassidish Rebbes. You can read about him here, about halfway through the article.

13 Elul - R' Yosef Chaim of Baghdad (1909) ben Eliyahu, author of Ben Ish Chai and many other seforim

13 Elul - R' Yaakov Yisroel Twerski of Cherkas (1876) ben R' Mordechai of Chernobyl

13 Elul - R' Avrohom Yisochor Ber HaKohen Rabinowitz of Radomsk (1892), wrote Chesed L'Avrohom. He was son of the Tiferes Shlomo, R' Shlomo of Radomsk

14 Elul - R' Yosef Yuska (1867) ben R' Yisroel Ashkenazi, author of Ohel Yosef

15 Elul - R' Moshe Alshakar, author of Shailos U'Tshuvos Maharam Alshakar and "Kol Bruei Malah U'matah", a piyut of praises to Hashem, featured at the beginning of some siddurim.

15 Elul - R' Chanoch Eiges of Vilna (1941), author of Marcheshes

15 Elul - R' Yaakov Koppel Chassid (1787) ben R' Nechemia Feivel, was the Shliach Tzibur of the Baal Shem Tov and forefather of the Kosov-Vizhnitz dynasty. He was a descendant of R' Ovadia of Bartenura.

16 Elul - R' Yitzchok HaKohen Shapiro (1582) father-in-law of Maharam Lublin

16 Elul - R' Avrohom Avigdor Nochum of Strikov (2001) ben R' Yaakov Yitzchok Dan Landau was a talmid of the Brisker Rav and became Rebbe of Strikov after WW II, first in Tel Aviv and then Bnei Brak.

16 Elul - R' Yechi Shnior (1994), talmid of Baba Sali

17 Elul - R' Chaim Benveniste (1673), Rav in Izmir and author of Knesses Hagedola

17 Elul - R' Yaakov Koppel Reich (1900), Av Beis Din of Budapest

18 Elul - R' Yehuda ben Betzalel Loew, the Maharal of Prague. See Heichal HaNegina: The Patience of the Maharal

18 Elul - R' Abdullah Somech, Rebbe of the Ben Ish Chai and head of Iraqi Jewry

19 Elul - Rabeinu Yaakov of Orleans HY"D (1189), a talmid of Rabeinu Tam, he was killed in London at the coronation of Richard the Lion-hearted

19 Elul – R' Moshe of Orzistchov ben R' Pinchas of Ostroh. After being orphaned, he was raised by the Shpola Zaide.

19 Elul - R' Hillel Vitkind, Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Hillel in Bnei Brak

19 Elul - R' Moshe Tzvi Aryeh Bick (1990) great posek, his father, ben R' Chaim Yechiel Michel was the last Rov of Mezibuz. Their family had been the heads of the Bais Din in Mezibuz for seven generations, since the days of the Baal Shem Tov. He is buried in Beth David Cemetery on Long Island.

20 Elul - R' Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, R' of Ponevezh, Lithuania, and founder of the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak (1969)

20 Elul - R' Avrohom ben R' Naftali Hertz Sternhartz (1955), great-grandson of R' Noson of Breslov, he was one of the leaders of Breslov in his time He was known as "Kochov Lev".

20 Elul - R' Eliyahu Lopian (1970), author of Lev Eliyahu, and legendary mashgiach in Kelm and Kfar Chassidim

20 Elul - R' Moshe Aryeh Freund (1996), Av Beis Din of Eida Hachareidis in Yerushalayim

21 Elul - R' Yonoson ben R' Noson Nota Eibeschitz (1764), Rov of Altona, Hamburg and Metz, and author of Kereisi U'Pleisi, Urim VeTumim, and Yaaros Devash

22 Elul - Rabeinu Yaakov ben R' Moshe HaLevi Segal Moellin of Mainz (1427), the Maharil, the primary source of Minhagei Ashkenaz

22 Elul - R' Mordechai Dov Twerski of Hornesteipel ben R' Meshulam Zusia Ytzchok. He was a descendant, ben avcher ben, from the Rebbe, Reb Zusia of Anipoli. He was raised by his maternal grandfather, the Cherkasser Rebbe after his father died, so he adopted the family name, Twerski.

23 Elul – R' Yisroel of Pikov (1818) ben R' Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev

23 Elul - R' Uri "the Seraph" of Strelisk (1826) ben R' Pinchos, his main Rebbe was R' Shlomo of Karlin

23 Elul - R' Meir Yehuda Getz, R' of the Kosel and Rosh Yeshivas Beit El (1995)

23 Elul - R' Yitzchak Menachem Mendel Danziger (1942), the Alexander Rebbe, killed in Treblinka with eight of his children HY"D, he was the son of R' Shmuel Tzvi of Alexander

24 Elul - Chabakuk Hanavi (c. 480 B.C.E.)

24 Elul - R' Yisroel Meir ben R' Aryeh Zev HaKohen Kagan (1933), the Chofetz Chaim

24 Elul - R' Yechezkel Abramsky (1976), Rov of Slutsk and London, author of Chazon Yechezkel

25 Elul - R' Elazar (102 C.E) ben R' Shimon bar Yochai

25 Elul - R' Yechiel Michel (1786) ben R' Yitzchok, the Maggid of Zlotchov, talmid of the Baal Shem Tov

25 Elul - R' Aharon (1901) ben R Yaakov Abuchatzera

26 Elul – R' Elyakim Getz of Ostroh (1824) ben Reb Yaakov Yosef ( Reb Yeivei) He printed the seforim of his illustrious father. Was known for his devotion to providing for the destitute.

27 Elul - R' Noson Adler, Rebbe of the Chasam Sofer

27 Elul - R' Sholom ben R' Elazar Rokeach (1855), the first Belzer Rebbe, known as the Sar Sholom

28 Elul - Shaul Hamelech and his three sons died in Gilboa 4 months after Shmuel Hanavi's death (878 B.C.E)

28 Elul - R' Chaim Yehuda Leib ben R' Avrohom Dov Auerbach (1954), Rosh Yeshiva Sha'ar Hashomayim, father of R' Shlomo Zalman

29 Elul - R' Yaakov Halevi Lipschutz, secretary of Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector and author of Zichron Yaakov

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Why 3 Nisan is Mesugal for Parnasa

Received by email from DF and posted with his permission. I made small adjustments to make it readable online.
It is known that the day of 3 Nissan is mesugal for parnasa.  The source for this is Sefer Chaim V'Sholom (Vayeitzei), from the Munkatcher Rov (the Minchas Elazar) who says he heard from the Reb Yechezkel Shraga of Shiniva (Divrei Yechezkel) that the day of 3 Nisan, when the Nasi of Zevulon is read, is mesugal for parnasa and ashirus. This sounds like any one of the other numerous segulas for parnasa. That's why I think it's a disservice to tell anyone this without also telling them what it says before that on the very same page.


He starts off the page (here is the link to the page so you can see it; this is my understanding of it) by explaining thatולזבולן אמר שמח זבולן בצאתך  means that through Zevulon's הוצאות (hinted by בצאתך) for Torah (his giving money to Yissachar so he can learn Torah) the Torah is his reward, but Zevulon will also be happy (שמח) in this world immediately since he needs to make more money in order to support talmidei chachomim. (See link for the rest) This seems to be the lesson we should take out of it. By supporting people who learn Torah – everyone according to their means – we can be worthy of getting parnasa. This should get those people that speak disparagingly of talmidei chachomim that are supported to stop doing so, as really the talmidei chachmim are doing the giver a favor.


If I may add: שמח זבולן is equal to באמת, hinting at dealing honestly. שמח זבולן is also meramez to simcha being mesugal for parnasa. Reb Nosson Breslover once told someone with financial troubles that simcha is mesugal for paranasa. The man replied that it was difficult to be happy in his present situation. Reb Nosson responded: "But, what won't a person do for parnasa?" (The same story is told over with the Yismach Yisroel of Alexander) Reb Mendel Riminover says a remez to simcha being mesugal for parnaas is the last letters of פותח את ידך and והיית אך שמח are the same and they are a Name connected to parnasa. If I may add, the first letters of שמח זבולן are equal to the first letters of והיית אך שמח. This is also meramez in the Mishna: איזה הוא עשיר השמח בחלקו. How does one become an עשיר? השמח בחלקו – by being happy with one's lot.


זבולן equals המן reminding us of פרשת המן. Leah said regarding זבולן that Hashem gave her a זבד טוב. Rashi says that this means as Onkelos translates it, חלק טב – "a good portion." The gematria of חלק is equal to הצלחה. The word זבולן in א״ת ב״ש is עשפכט, equal to 479 – the gematria of בזעת, as in בזעת אפיך תאכל לחם. The last letters of שמח זבולן בצאתך equal לחם. This posuk teaches us that although there are people that seem to amass great wealth without breaking a sweat, the posuk is teaching that if one thinks בזעת אפיך, meaning one's own efforts are what makes - as the posuk says: ואמרת בלבבך כחי ועצם ידי עשה לי את החיל הזה - then no matter how much one may have it's never enough (as Chazal teach that if one has 100 he wants 200). Then despite all you may have, תאכל לחם, it seems like you only have bread. The gematria of בזעת with the kolel is equal to the last letters of ואמרת בלבבך כחי ועצם ידי. The posuk then says:  עד שובך אל האדמה כי ממנה לקחת כי עפר אתה ואל עפר תשוב - which can be read as: until he does teshuva and realizes that he is just dust and powerless, as Avrohom Avinu said: ואנכי עפר ואפר – "I am but dust and ashes". When someone comes to the realization that every single great idea and every single penny comes only from Hashem, (as is hidden in the pesukim, אפיך is equal to אלף, which alludes to Hashem who is One and the אלופו של עולם and the first letters of כחי ועצם equal 26, Hashem's Name) then even if he only has bread, he feels like he has everything, as the Mishna says: איזה הוא עשיר השמח בחלקו. He is then taken out of the curse of  בזעת אפיך תאכל לחם. Hashem is saying אפיך, meaning "(by the sweat of) your face". When you take the ך off to make it אפי which would be referring to Hashem, then you have the first letters of פותח את ידך – we ask Hashem to "open His hand" since we can't do anything on our own. We can then realize there is only One that controls everything, as בזעת אפיך תאכל לחם is equal to שמע ישראל ד׳ אלקינו ד׳ אחד with the kolel.


Rashi on the words, בזעת אפיך, says: לאחר שתטריח בו הרבה – "after you toil a lot." But many toil and barely put food on the table? לאחר שתטריח - "After you toil" can mean two things: 1) After you are done with thinking that your own toil makes parnasa. 2) Reading it with a comma לאחר שתטריח, בו הרבה.  After toiling hard by working on your emunah, thenבו הרבה . This doesn't mean quantity, rather quality. There will be lots of shefa; the money will come from the side of kedusha, as opposed to one who thinks he gets money on his own has the money coming from the "other side." A remez to this is that בו הרבה is the same gematria as טהור.


The Munkatcher Rov shows how the Name of זבולן is equal to 95 which will be equal to the Names of Hashem – י־ק־י־ק אדנ׳ - when Moshiach comes. After he speaks about the segula for parnasa, he says that we should understand that Nisan is a time of Geula. Exactly what he means I don't know, but as Rav Gamliel Rabinovitz shlita constantly says we need parnasa to live but we should remember that Hashem has no house, no wife (we are in golus), most of his children don't know how to say Shema. He says that Hashem doesn't even have bread, so to speak, as we say in korbonos: את קרבני לחמי. He says that besides constantly saying: "give me, give me", we should ask Hashem to rebuild His house.


We should all remember that the brocha of parnasa on this day comes from supporting talmidei chachomim. May we all be zoche to have parnasa berevach and do good things it, and may we be zoche to realize what we are missing without Hashem's House so we can daven properly for its rebuilding.