Monday, January 23, 2012

Shevat Yartzeits

1 Shevat - Shaul Hamelech and sons (2883)
1 Shevat - R' Moshe ben R' Yosef Schick (1879), the Maharam Shick. Talmid of the Chasam Sofer.

1 Shevat - R Nosson Nota of Chelm (1812) ben R Avrohom talmid of the Rebbe Reb Elimelch of Lizensk and R' Mordechai of Neshchiz. Wrote Nota Shashuim
1 Shevat - R' Moshe Yechiel Epstein of Ozherov (1971) ben R' Avrohom Shlomo Halevi, author of Aish Dos and Be'er Moshe. Lived in the USA for many years and then Eretz Yisroel.
1 Shevat - R' Avrohom Yehuda (1997) ben R' Yaakov Farbstein, Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron in Yerushalayim
1 Shevat - R' Binyomin Rabinowitz (2002) ben R' Aryeh Mordechai Leib was a great tzadik and Admor of Mishkenos Haroim in Meah Shearim member of Eida Chareidis. Scion of the Peshischa dynasty. One of his sons succeeded him, and another is the Porisover Rebbe, both highly regarded tzadikim.

2 Shevat - Asher ben Yaakov Avinu
2 Shevat - R' Simcha Bunim Kalish of Vorka (1907) ben R' Mordechai Menachem Mendel
2 Shevat - R' Meshulam Zusia of Anapoli (1800) ben R' Elazar Lipman, the brother of the Rebbe Reb Elimelech of Lizensk. One of the most legendary Chassidishe Tzadikim.
2 Shevat - R' Yisrael Chaim Kaplan, son-in-law of R' Yerucham Levovitz, mashgiach at Beis Medrash Elyon in Monsey (1970)

3 Shevat - R' Yosef (1591) ben R' Avrohom Gershon HaKohen Katz of Cracow, brother-in-law of the Rema and author of Sheiris Yosef

3 Shevat - R' Yosef Yerachmiel Ahron Kalish of Amshinov(1936) ben R' Menachem (Yerachmiel Ahron was added on in his final illness)

3 Shevat - R' Shmuel David Hakohen Munk, author of Pe'as HaSadeh (1981)

4 Shevat - R' Avrohom of Kalisk (1810) ben R' Alexander HaKohen Katz, talmid of the Magid of Mezritch and leader of the early chassidishe community in Eretz Yisrael after the passing of R' Mendel Vitebsker. Reb Nachman of Breslov said that he was the only person that he ever saw "shleimus" in.

4 Shevat - R' Moshe Yehudah Leib of Sassov (1807) ben R' Yaakov legendary tzadik who excelled at the mitza of redeeming captives.
4 Shevat - R' Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg, mechaber of Seridei Aish and head of the Berlin Rabbinical Seminary founded by Rabbi Ezriel Hildesheimer (1966)
4 Shevat - R' Yisroel ben R' Masoud Abuchatzeira, best known as Baba Sali (1984)
4 Shevat - R' Yisroel Charif of Stanov (1781), the Tiferes Yisroel

5 Shevat - R' Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter of Ger (1905) ben R' Avrohom Mordechai, the Sfas Emes (1905)

6 Shevat - R' Yitzchak of Kalish (1840) be R' Ahron Aryeh

6 Shevat - R' Yom Tov Lipman ben Yisroel Halpern of Bialystok (1879), author of Oneg Yom Tov

6 Shevat - R' Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum of Sighet (1926) ben R' Chananya Yom Tov Lipa was the brother of R' Yoel, the Satmar Rebbe and grandfather of the current Satmar Rebbes

6 Shevat - R' Dovid Yitzchak Issac(1979) ben R' Boruch Pinchos Rabinowitz was the Skolya Rebbe and wrote Tzemach Dovid


7 Shevat - R' Dovid Biderman of Lelov (1814) ben R' Shlomo Tzvi was a talmid of the Noam Elimelech and Chozeh of Lublin

7 Shevat - R' Nosson Dovid Rabinowitz of Partzov (1820) ben R' Yaakov Yitzchak was the author of V'Eileh Hadvarim Shenemru L'Dovid.

7 Shevat - R' Mordechai Dovid Ungar of Dombrov (1847) ben R' Tzvi Hirsch

7 Shevat - R' Yitzchok Ahron Segal Itinga (1891) ben R' Mordechai Zev HaLevi, author of Shailos U'teshuvos Mahari HaLevi
7 Shevat - R' Mordechai David Levin (1967) ben R' Boruch, Rosh Yeshiva of Eitz Chaim and author of Darkei Dovid


8 Shevat - R' Yosef Meir Kahana (1978) ben R' Tzvi was the Spinka Rebbe of Yerusholayim


9 Shevat - Rabbeinu Nissim Gerondi (1376) ben R' Reuven, the Ran

9 Shevat - R' Yaakov Reischer (1733), author of Minchas Yaakov, Chok Yaakov, Iyun Yaakov, and Shvus Yaakov

9 Shevat - R' Yehosef Schwartz (1865), author of Tevuos Haaretz about Eretz Yisroel

9 Shevat - R' Avraham Aminov (1939), Head Rov of Shchunas Habucharim in Yerushalayim

9 Shevat - R' Eliezer Silver (1968), Head of the Agudas HaRabbanim of America, and prominent Hatzolah worker during WWII

9 Shevat - R' Nachum Aba Grossbard (1993), Mashgiach of Ponevezh

9 Shevat - R' Dovid ben R' Yitzchok Twersky (2001), the Skverer Rebbe of Boro Park

10 Shevat - R' Meir ben Yitzchok Katzenellenbogen (1565) - Maharam Padua, author of Asara Mamoros

10 Shevat - R' Sholom Mizrachi Didia Sharabi (1777) ben R' Yitzchok, the Rashash, Rosh Yeshiva of Beit-El. His interpretation of Kabbala of the Arizal is considered one of the main 4 ways. (The others are Ramchal, Vilna Gaon and Baal Shem Tov)

10 Shevat - R' Yosef Yitzchak ben R' Sholom Dov Ber Schneerson (1951) the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe. He son-in-law, the last Lubavitcher Rebbe is buried next to him. Buried in Queens, NY. See here for directions or to send a kvitel.

10 Shevat - R' Yitzchok Issac Sher (1952) of Slabodka Yeshiva ben R' Yosef Chaim

10 Shevat - R' Rachamim Chai Chavita (1959) ben R' Chanina HaCohen, Head of the Beis Din of Jerba, author of Minchas Cohen and Simchas Cohen
11 Shevat - R' Yehuda Leib ben Dovid (1806), Rov in Berlin and Dassaeu, wrote sefer Korban Eidah
11 Shevat - R' Chaim Yehoshua (1888) ben Reuven Hakohen Blumenthal was the Rov of Kaminetz
12 Shevat - R' Meir Atlas (1926), helped found the Telz Yeshiva, he was the father-in-law of R' Elchonon Wasserman

12 Shevat - R' Shabtai Atun (2006), Rosh Yeshiva of Reishis Chochmah in Sanhedria Murchevet


13 Shevat - R' Mordechai (ben Noach) of Lechovitz (1810) a descendant of the Levush talmid of R' Boruch of Mezibuz and talmid muvhak of R' Shlomo of Karlin and Rebbe of R' Moshe of Kobrin. He is known by his mother's name R' Mordechai ben Adel (or Udel). His son R' Noach succeeded him.
13 Shevat - R' Yaakov Shimon of Zaslow (1808), son of R' Pinchos of Koretz.
13 Shevat - Rav Boruch Sorotzkin, Rosh Yeshiva Telz-Cleveland (1979)
14 Shevat - R' Yaakov Yehoshua Falk (1756) ben R' Tzvi Hirsh, author of Pnei Yehoshua, one of the classic seforim on Shas
14 Shevat - R' Yechiel Danziger of Alexander (1894) ben R' Shraga Feivel, talmid of R' Mordechai Menachem of Vorka nad R' Dov Beirish of Biala
14 Shevat - R' Aryeh Moshe Eliyahu ben R' Shmuel Kaplan (1983) author of many seforim and translater of Meam Loez

14 Shevat - R' Daniel Frisch (2005) was a Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok chosid and a great Mekubal. He put together the popular edition of Zohar Hakodosh with his peirush, Mosuk Midevash as well as other sefarim.
15 Shevat - R' Chaim Mordechai Margulies (1823) ben R' Mordechai Manish, author of Shaarei Teshuva on Shulchon Aruch
15 Shevat - R' Gedalya Ahron Rabinowitz of Linetz (1878),ben R' Yitzchok Yoel, author of Chein Ahron, grandson of the author of Teshuas Chein, R' Gedalia of Linitz
16 Shevat - R' Yonah Navon(1760) ben R' Channan, author of Nichpeh Bekesef
16 Shevat - R' Yaakov Hager of Zablatov (1881) ben R' David, grandson of R' Menachem Mendel of Kosov
16 Shevat - R' Sholom Mordechai Schwadron (1911) ben ben R' Moshe HaKohen the Maharsham of Berazhen Author of Daas Torah, a halachic work that was the final psak for many in his area. He is the grandfather of the Magid of Yerusholayim, who bore the same name.


17 Shevat - R' Chaim Palagi (1868) ben R' Yaakov, Rov of Izmir and author of 72 seforim, including Moed Lechol Chai

17 Shevat - R' Yechezkel of Kuzmir (1855) ben R' Tzvi Hirsh, grandfather of the first Modzitzer Rebbe

18 Shevat - R' Yaakov Margulies (1490), Rov of Nuremburg, author of Seder Haget Vehachalitza

18 Shevat - R' Elimelech Menachem Mendel (1936) ben R' Dov Beirish Landau of Strikov

18 Shevat - R' Binyomin Beinush Finkel (1990) ben R' Eliezer Yehuda, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir Yerusholayim
19 Shevat - R' Yitzchok Boruch (1905) ben R' Eliyahu Sofer, father of the Kaf HaChaim.
19 Shevat - R' Shmuel (1916) ben R' Yechiel Michel Ahron Weinberg of Slonim, the Divrei Shmuel

19 Shevat - R' Shimon (1930) ben R' Yehuda Greenfeld of Semihay, the Maharshag, a talmid of the Maharam Shick


20 Shevat - R' Chaim Dovid "Doctor" Bernhard of Pietrokov (1850) ben Yisachor Ber was a secular doctor, who R' Dovid of Lelov made into a Baal Teshuva and brought him to the Chozeh. After the Chozeh's passing, he became a talmid of the Radoshitzer. He became a great Chassidic Rebbe.

20 Shevat - R' Yosef of Yampola (1812) ben R' Yechiel Mechel of Zlotchov

20 Shevat - R' Ovadyah Hadyah (1969) ben R' Sholom was a mekubal of Yeshiva Beit El and Rov in Yerushloayim. Author of Responsa Yaskil Avdi, a greatly respected halachic work.


21 Shevat - R' Yehudah Leib Chanales of Lublin (1596) ben R' Meir of Lublin, the Maharlach, author of VaYigash Yehudah
21 Shevat - R' Moshe (1689) ben R' Yehonoson Galanti, Rov of Yerushalayim

21 Shevat - R' Yaakov ben R' Eliezer Weidenfeld (1894), father of the Tchebiner Rov, author of Kochav MiYaakov
21 Shevat - R' Yitzchak ben R' Mordechai of Neshchitz (1868), author of Toldos Yitzchok

21 Shevat - R' Yechiel Meir ben R' Yaakov Tzvi Lipschitz of Gostinin (1888), talmid of the Kotzker, Chidushei HaRim and the Avnei Nezer, author of Merom HaRim, Tzof HaRim and Mei Hayam. He was known as the "Baal HaTehilim". The Kotzker said that he was one of the 36 hidden tzadikim.

21 Shevat - R' Yechiel Yehoshua ben R' Yerachmiel Tzvi Rabinowitz (1982), the Biala Rebbe, author of Chelkas Yehoshua

21 Shevat - R' Yehoshua Heschel ben R' Mordechai Dovid Brim (1986), Rosh Yeshiva of Tiferes Yisroel of Ruzhin-Yerusholayim

22 Shevat - R' Menachem Mendel ben R' Leibush Morgenstern of Kotzk (1859)

22 Shevat - R' Yehuda Leib ben R' Shlomo Eiger of Lublin (1888), known as Reb Leibele Eiger, author of Toras Emes, grandson of R' Akiva Eiger
22 Shevat - R' Yehuda Zev ben R' Moshe Yitzchok HaLevi Segal (1993), the legendary Manchester Rosh Yeshiva


23 Shevat - R' Yehoshua ben R' Sholom Rokeach of Belz (1894)

23 Shevat - R' Moshe ben R' Meir Kliers (1934), Rov of Teverya and author of Toras HaEretz

24 Shevat - R' Shaul Halevi Mortira (1660), Av Beis Din of Amsterdam, author of Givat Shaul
24 Shevat - R' Avrohom Yechiel Michel of Halberstadt (1730) ben R' Uziel, author of Nezer HaKodesh

25 Shevat - R' Yisroel ben R' Zev Volf Lipkin (1883) best known as R' Yisroel Salanter, founder of the Mussar movement25 Shevat - R' Mordechai Pogramansky, the Iluy of Telz
26 Shevat - R' Dovid ben R' Shmuel Halevi (1667) the Taz, son-in-law of the Bach, Reb Yoel Sirkis
26 Shevat - R' Shaul ben R' Elazar Brach of Kashau (1940), author of Shaul Sha'al
26 Shevat - R' Yaakov ben R' Moshe Yehuda Leib Landau (1986), Rov of Bnei Brak

26 Shevat - R' Ephraim ben R' Benzion Borodiansky (1990) of Yeshiva Kol Torah, author of Binyan Ephraim

27 Shevat - R' Mordechai Yosef Elazar ben R' Gershon Henoch Leiner of Radzin (1929) author of Tiferes Yosef

27 Shevat - R' Alexander Sender ben R' Ephraim Sender Shor (1737), author of Tevuos Shor

27 Shevat - R' Elazar Rokeach (1837) , author of Responsa Shemen Rokeach, fought against reform together with the Chasam Sofer, R' Akiva Eiger and R' Chaim Benet

27 Shevat - R' Yosef Zundel Hutner, Rov of Eishinshok, author of Bikurei Yosef (1919)

27 Shevat - R' Mordechai ben R' Simcha Shmuel Shulman (1982), son-in-law of R' Yitzchak Isaac Sher and Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka in Bnei Brak
27 Shevat - Reb Menachem Nochum ben Ahron Twersky (1871) was named after his great-grandfather, the Meor Einayim. He passed away about a year before his father on Shabbos Shkalim/ Mevarchim - Parshas Mishpatim. His father made reference to this by saying: הִנֵּה אָנֹכִי שֹׁלֵחַ מַלְאָכִי לְפָנֶיךָ "Behold I send my Malach before you". This is a slight change from a posuk in Mishpatim

28 Shevat - R' Menachem Nochum ben R' Yochanon of Rachmastrivka (1937) (his cousin, who had the same name, had his yartzeit yesterday) passed away in Eretz Yisroel

28 Shevat - R' Mordechai ben R' Moshe Gedalia of Zvhil (1979), descendant of the Magid of Zlochov.
29 Shevat - R' Chananya Yom Tov (Lipa) ben R' Yekusiel Yehuda Teitelbaum, the Kedushas Yom Tov. His sons were the Satmar Rebbe, R' Yoel, and the Atzei Chaim, R' Chaim Tzvi.
29 Shevat - R' Nosson Tzvi ben R' Moshe Finkel (1927), the "Alter of Slabodka"
29 Shevat - R' Yitzchak Yerucham ben R' Moshe Yehoshua Yehudah Leib Diskin (1925)
30 Shevat - R' Menachem Mendel ben R' Boruch Bendet of Shklov (1827), one of the most famous talmidim of the Gra. Was known as an expert in Kabbala. Made aliyah to Eretz Yisroel in 1808.