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28 Iyar

Shmuel Hanavi (878 B.C.E.) and his mother Chana
R' Yitzchak of Kurweil, author of the S'mak, Sefer Mitzvos Kotton (1280)


29 Iyar

R' Meir ben R' Aron Aryeh Leib of Premishlan. (1850) See here for more.

R' Shmuel Shlomo of Radzin HY"D (1942) ben R' Mordechai Yosef Elazar



1 Sivan

Rav Meir Halevi Horowitz, the Maharam Titkin (1743). Titkin was founded in 1437. In 1522, ten Jews from Grodno, Lithuania, became the first Jews to settle there. At that time, Lithuania was three times the size of Poland, stretching from the Baltic almost to the Black Sea, including areas known today as White Russia and Ukraine. Titkin’s first Rav was Reb Mordechai (1538),

Rav Avraham Menachem Halevi Steinberg, Rav of Broide (Brody; Brod) (1847-1928). He was a Sadigerer chassid, was one of the leading poskim of his day, and wrote the sefer Machzeh Avraham.

Rav Eliezer Dovid Greenwald of Satmar, author of Keren LeDovid (1867-1928). Born in Tcharna, Hungary, to Rav Amram Greenwald, the son of Rav Yosef, Rav of Tchechowitz. The family traced its roots to the Panim Meiros, the Chacham Tzvi, and the Maharal. As a youth, Eliezer Dovid was a disciple of his brother, Rav Moshe, the Rav of Chust and author of Arugas Habosem. He founded a large yeshiva in Satmar, Romania, in 1921.

Rav Mordechai Shapiro of Kaminka-Koritz (1947)

Rav Alexander Sender Linchner (1996), son-in-law of Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz and founder of Kiryat Noar (Boystown), Bayit Vegan, in 1953 for for children who had escaped the Holocaust and other destitute Jewish immigrant children. Previously, he started a trade school for 14 boys from Yemen in 1949. He was succeeded by his son, Rav Moshe Linchner.

Rav Aharon Yechiel Leifer, the Nadvorna Rebbe of Tzefas (1912-2000). After losing his wife in children during World War II, Rav Aharon Yechiel moved to Eretz Yisrael and settled in Tzefas, settinjg up the Nezer Hakodesh shul. In Yisrael, he became a chassid of the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe.

Rav Mordechai Don Waldman of Yeshivas Bais Dovid Monsey (2000)


2 Sivan

R' Yisroel Hager ben R' Boruch of Vizhnitz, the Ahavas Yisrael (1936)
R' Chaim Elazar ben R' Tzvi Hirsch Shapiro of Munkatch (1937), author of many seforim, including Minchas Elazar, Shaar Yisaschor, Nimukei Orach Chaim, and Divrei Torah


3 Sivan

R' Yaakov Shimshon ben R' Yitzchok of Shpitovka (1801) Was considered a great Halachic authority; he is quoted by R' Ephraim Zalman Margolies in Sefer Zera Ephraim. Talmid of the Magid of Mezeritch, Toldos Yaakov Yosef and R' Pinchos of Koritz. Moved to Teveria, where he met Reb Nachman of Breslov. Traveled to Arab countries to collect money for the poor of Eretz Yisroel.
R' Yosef Irgas (1730) Italian Kabbalist, author of Divrei Yosef and Shomer Emunim
R' Yisrael Tzvi of Koson HY"D (1944) ben R' Yehosef , was killed, "Al Kiddush Hashem" in Aushwitz

R' Ovadia ben Avrohom Bartenura(1515), the Rav -one of the most used commentaries on Mishna

Rav Eliyahu Munk of Paris (1949). Author of The Call of the Torah, The World of Prayer, and The Seven Days of the Beginning. In the latter book, in which he cites Rav Dovid Zvi Hoffmann, and explains Creation as taking longer than six literal days. He also wrote The Just Lives By His Faith, a collection of essays written to explain difficult concepts in Judaism. One of his daughters, Amalie, married Rav Immanuel Jakobovits (the future Chief Rabbi in England) in 1949. Another married Rav Chaim Fasman, Rosh Kollel in Los Angeles.


4 Sivan

R' Yeshayah Naftali Hertz of Dinov (1885), author of HaNosain Imrei Shefer, son of R' Dovid of Dinov, the son of the Bnei Yisaschar.


5 Sivan

R' Zev Volf ben Reb Shmuel HaLevi of Zhitomir.(1797)

R' Chaim Yaakov Safran of Komarna (1969) Author of Shabbos Sholom U'Mevorach and Beis Avos. He was the son of R' Avrohom
Mordechai of Bureslov. Moved to the USA and the to Eretz Yisroel.


6 Sivan

Dovid HaMelech, Dovid ben Yishai Avdicha Mishichecha (970 BCE)
The Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760). Born in the Hebrew year "NaChaS, 5458, on Chai Elul. In the siddur of one of the sons of the Toldos Yaakov Yosef it was handwritten in that he died on the first day of Shavuos.
The Imrei Emes of Ger, R' Avrohom Mordechai Alter (1866-1948). He was the son of Reb Yehudah Leib, the Sfas Emes. Under his leadership, the Gerrer Chassidim grew to number over 100,000. A large portion of them were killed by the Nazis, yimach shemom. The Imrei Emes escaped and rebuilt the Gerrer Chassidus.
R' Avrohom Azriel, Mekubal of Yeshiva Beis El
R' Yehuda Rosner(1944), Imrei Yehuda


7 Sivan
Hoshea ben Be'eri, Navi
Avrohom ben Avrohom (1749) , the famous Ger Tzedek of Vilna, originally the son of Count Pototski. His family was a well respected family, but he decided to become a Jew. He was from the same family of Sofia, after whom Sofia Park in Uman is named. He was killed for refusing to give up his newfound religion. The Vilna Gaon offered to save him through the use of Kabbala, but the Ger Tzedek refused. He said he wanted to give his life up "al kiddush Hashem". He also said that the souls of converts were those individuals that wanted to accept the Torah, but weren't able to because the rest of their nation didn't want to accept it.
R' Zelig Reuvein ben R' Tzvi Hirsch Bengis (1864-1953) Av Beis Din in Yerushalaim
R' Shmuel Ehrenfeld of Mattesdorf (1990)


8 Sivan

R' Moshe Nechemia ben R' Meshulam Kahana, author of Shaar Sholom Yerusholayim (1887)


9 Sivan

R' Moshe ben R' Naftal Hirsch Rivkes, author of Be'er Hagolah on Shulchan Aruch (1672)

R' Yisroel ben R' Shmuel Ashkenazi of Shklov (1839) Talmid of the Gra who moved to Eretz Yisroel, Wrote Pe'as HaShulchon

R' Yaakov Chaim ben R' Yitzchak Baruch Sofer (1870-1938), Wrote Kaf HaChaim, for many Sephardim it is the equivilent of the Mishna Berura. The Sefer Kaf HaChaim is used in many other circles as well, and contains many things according to the Arizal.

R' Yitzchak Issac ben R' Yisachor Beirish of Ziditchov (1873)

R' Moshe Asio (1838) Tzadik of Solonika, wrote Higid Mordechai

R' Ahron Ben Azriel (1879) Av Beis Din of the Sephardim in Yerushalaim, Rosh Yeshiva of Beis El, Wrote K'fi Ahron


10 Sivan

R' Elazar Rokeach (1741) ben R' Shmuel Shmelke, Maaseh Rokeach, descendant of R' Elazar of Garmiza
R' Moshe of Rozvadov (1894) ben R' Eliezer of Dzikov
R' Yishmael HaKohen (1811) Zera Emes
R' Ezra Harari-Raful (1936) Syrian Mekubal in Eretz Yisroel


11 Sivan

R' Yechi ben Moshe Levi (1932) Rosh Yeshiva and Av Beis Din in Yemen
R' Yitzchok Yaakov ben R' Yosef Yehuda Weiss (1989), Av Beis Din of Eidah Chareidis in Yerushalaim, his Minchas Yitzchak is one of the most respected halacha seforim of recent times.
R' Yehuda (Yidel) ben R' Alter Yechezkel Horowitz of Dzhikov (1989)
R' Shmuel Rosenberg, Rov of Unsdorf, wrote Be'er Shmuel
R' Shlomo Zalman Bloch (1976) talmid of the Chofetz Chaim


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.
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 (1868)
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' Moshe ben R' Yosef Tzvi Vorhand (1944) Makover Rov, author of Ohel Moshe. He states in his will: "I will surely help whoever comes to my grave and sheds tears, expressing his desire repent. I promise that whoever assists in the tikun of my neshamah, even if he isn't my talmid- how much more so if he is my student- won't depart from this world without doing complete teshuva." I believe he is buried in Hungary.

R' Tzvi Hirsh Broide, Rosh Yeshiva of Kelm


18 Sivan

R' Yisachor Dov Ber ben R' Yitzchok, the Sava Kadish of Radositz (1843).

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.

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

R’ Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz


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

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 28 Iyyar 5777