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                            וסימן טוב ומזל טוב יהא לנו ולכל ישראל אמן

On behalf of the entire Kehilloh

we wish a heartfelt מזל טוב to our esteemed 


Rov & Rebbetzen Tugendhaft שליט"א


on the birth of their first grandchild 


a daughter to Mr & Mrs Dovid Ullman.

Motz"sh, 23rd March 2019 |מוצש"ק פ'צב ,י"ז באדר ב' תשע"ט

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1) 24/02/19 | Siman 361:1-2a Download Here

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                            וסימן טוב ומזל טוב יהא לנו ולכל ישראל אמן

On behalf of the entire Kehilloh

we wish a heartfelt מזל טוב to our esteemed 


Rov & Rebbetzen Tugendhaft שליט"א


on the engagement of their son, Yehuda to Miss Yaffa Moller


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18 Adar II - R' Alexander Ziskind ben R' Moshe of Horodna (1794), author of Yesod V'shoresh Ha'avoda. In his tzavah he says he will be a "good advocate" for all who learn his sefer, even if they don't take upon themselves anything he writes. R' Ahron of Karlin brought him to the Magid of Mezerich, but the Magid purposely was not mekarev him because he said R' Alexander was a pure tzadik and already set in his ways. Yesod V'shoresh Ha'avoda is used by Litvaks, Chasidim and Sfardim. He and his sefer were praised excessively by many tzadikim. It is brought down in Chaye Mohoran that R' Nachman of Breslov praised him.
18 Adar - R' Yechezkel ben R' Yehuda Levenstein (1974), legendary mashgiach of Mir & Ponovezh
18 Adar - R' Chanoch Henach ben R' Pinchos HaKohen of Alexander(1870), direct descendant of the Shach. Talmid of the Yid Hakodosh and R' Bunim of Peshischa. Served as rebbe of the Gerer Chasidim for a while after the Chidushei HaRim died. Not to be confused with the Alexander Chasidim. He did not leave over a dynasty.

18 Adar - R' Nachum Mordechai ben R' Yisroel Friedman of Chortkov (1946)


19 Adar - Reb. Faiga (1801) bas R' Yechiel, the mother of R' Nachman of Breslov
19 Adar - R' Yaakov Shimshon ben R' Chaim of Kosov (1880)
19 Adar - R' Meir Yechiel ben R' Avrohom Yitzchok Halevi Haldshtok (1928), Ostrovtzer Rebbe (1928) Not so well known, but was an absolute genius besides being a great tzadik who fasted most of his life. There is a great tape about his life from Rabbi Berel Wein, available here. Wrote Meir Einei Chachomim (not to be confused with an earlier sefer on Chanukah & Purim by R' Meir of Kursetchov)
19 Adar - R' Yosef Chaim ben R' Avrohom Shlomo Sonnenfeld (1932), Rov of Yerushalayim, Talmid of Ksav Sofer, buried on har Hazeisim
19 Adar - R' Yehuda ben R' Yehoshua Greenwald (1920), Av Beis Din of Satmar, author of Shevet MiYehuda
19 Adar - R' Yitzchok ben R' Yosef Kalisch (1993), Amshinover Rebbe of Boro Park, buried in Tiveria

19 Adar – R’ Moshe Yehoshua ben R’ Chaim Meir Hager, Vizhnitzer Rebbe

20 Adar - R' Yoel ben R' Shmuel Halevi Sirkis (1641), author of Bach- Bayis Chadash on the Tur

20 Adar - R' Meir ben Yaakov (1633), wrote Maharam Shiff on Shas

20 Adar - R' Shlomo Zalman ben R' Chaim Yehuda Auerbach, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivah Kol Torah and author of Minchas Shlomo (1995) One of the greatest and most beloved poskim and tzadikim of recent years. His father was Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar Hashomyim and considered one of the greatest mekubolim of his time. Descended from the Toldos Yaakov Yosef of Polonye.

20 Adar - R' Rapahael ben R' Shmuel Blum of Kashau, one of the great tzadikim in the USA (2005)

21 Adar – R' Elimelech ben R' Elazar Lipman (1787) Known affectionately as the Rebbe Reb Meilech, author of Noam Elimelech, which is know as the "sefer of tzadikim". He and his brother, the Rebbe Reb Zushia of Anipoli were talmidim of the Magid of Mezerich. Thousands of people travel to his kever on the yartzeit every year and throughout the year. There is so much to say about him. If you do a search you can find a wealth of information on him. Here is some information about the English version of Noam Elimelech, including sample chapters.

21 Adar - Reb Yitzchok Elchonon ben R' Yisroel Isser Spector (1896), Rov of Kovno and author of Beer Yitzchok

22 Adar - R' Yechiel Michel ben R' Ahron Halevi Epstein (1902) author of Aruch Hashulchan
22 Adar - R' Rafael Reuvein ben R' Shimshon Grozovsky (1958), one of the great Rosh Yeshivas of Kaminetz, Torah Vodaas and Beis Medrash Elyon. Buried in New York City.
22 Adar - R' Yisroel Moshe ben R' Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky (2003) Great Rebbe and member of the Badatz Eidah Chareidis

22 Adar - Reb. Miriam Freida Kagan (1946) bas R' Hillel HaKohen, wife of the Chofetz Chaim who is buried in Queens, NY at Mt. Judah Cemetery, near her son, R' Ahron.

22 Adar - Rav Eliezer Dovid (ben Hillel) Finkler of Radoshitz (1927). He succeeded his father as Rebbe in 1901. Known as a tzadik and a baal mofes, he always spoke to his Chassidim in Lashon Hakodesh, and on Shabbos he would converse exclusively in that language. He was succeeded by his son Rav Chaim Asher as Rebbe and by his other son Yisrael Yosef as Rav of Radoshitz.

22 Adar - Rav Avraham Dov Ber (ben Shlomo Zalman) Kahana-Shapiro, Chief Rabbi of Kovno before and during World War II (1870-1943). Born in Kobrin on Yom Kippur, his father was a descendant of Rav Chaim Volozhiner. Rav Avraham attended the Volozhin Yeshiva. He was president of the Agudas Ha-Rabbanim of Lithuania and came to the US in March 1924 with Rav Kook and Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein, to collect funds for Torah institutions in Israel and Europe . He died in the Slobodka ghetto on. His piskei halacha can be found in the sefer Dvar Avraham.

22 Adar - Rav Yaakov of Novominsk (1902). Father of Rav Yehuda Aryeh Perlow of Vlodova (1878-1961) and Rav Alter Yisrael Shimon Perlow of Novominsk.


23 Adar - R' Yitzchok Meir ben R' Yisroel Alter-Rottenberg (1866), Chiddushei Harim. First Gerrer Rebbe, descended from Maharam M'Rutenburg
23 Adar - R' Chaim Chaikel ben R' Shmuel Levin of Amdur, talmid muvhak of Reb Ahron Hagadol of Karlin

23 Adar - R' Rafael ben R' Aryeh Leib Shapiro ZY"A, son-in-law of Nitziv and Rosh Yeshivas Volozhin (1921)
23 Adar - R' Yitzchak Yaakov Rabinowitz ben Noson Dovid of Biala (1905), Divrei Bina
23 Adar - R' Yehuda Moshe Tyberg-Danziger, Alexander Rebbe of Bnei Brak, Emunas Moshe, son-in-law of previous Rebbe


24 Adar - R' Chaim Algazi of Kushta, mechaber of Nesivos Hamishpot

24 Adar - R' Eliyahu ben R' Shlomo Hacohen of Izmir (1729), author of Shevet
Mussar, Medrash Talpios and numerous other seforim


25 Adar - R' Avrohom Gershon ben R' Ephraim Ashkenazi of Kitov (1761), brother-in-law of the Baal Shem Tov, moved to Eretz Yisroel and became a talmid of the Rashash. Buried on Har Hazeisim.
25 Adar - R' Menachem Mendel of Visiva ben R' Yisroel Hager of Vizhnitz (1941) (I have his yahrzeit recorded as 13 Teves, but I saw this date listed in other places)

25 Adar - R' Yitzchak ben R' Masoud Abuchatzera (1970), the Baba Chaki (I believe he was a brother of Baba Sali)
25 Adar - R' Yisroel Yaakov ben R' Ahron Fisher (2003), Raavad of the Eida Hachareidis


26 Adar - R' Eliezer Lipa of Chelminik(Poland) ben R' Elimelech of Lizensk (1813), not to be confused with his older brother R' Elazar of Lizensk. Wrote Orach Latzadik

26 Adar - Sarah Schenirer (1935) bas R' Betzalel, mother of the Bais Yaakov movement

26 Adar - R' Avrohom Chaim ben R' Mordechai Dovid Brim of Yerusholayim, author of Shirah Chadashah (2002)


27 Adar - Tzedkiah, last king of Yehuda, died in captivity, in Bavel (561 BCE).
[Hamodia 2005 says 396 BCE; Hamodia 2006 says 380 BCE]
27 Adar - Rav Yosef Shaul ben Aryeh Leibush HaLevi Nathanson, born in Lvov, av beis din Lvov and author of Hashoel Umaishiv (Shoel Umaishiv) (1810-1875)
27 Adar - Rav Yeshayah (ben R' Moshe) Schorr (1879). His primary teacher was Rav Mordechai of Kremnitz, the son of the Maggid of Zlotchov, one of the leading students of the Ba'al Shem Tov. (Also a talmid of R' Mendel of Kosov, Apta Rov and R' Tzvi Hersh of Zidichov) Rav Schorr's last rabbinical post, and the one for which he is best remembered, was in Iasi (on the present-day border between Rumania and Moldova). His best known sefer is Klil Tiferes on chumash. (Also wrote responsa Kanfei Nesharim)
27 Adar - Rav Moshe Meir Rosenstein of Berditchev (1821-1902). A chassid of the Rizhuner Rebbe in his youth, Rav Moshe Meir moved to Eretz Yisral and settled in Tzefas in 1853, living there for several decades. At the end of his life, he settled in Teveria. His insights have been published recently in a sefer called "Avodas HaLevi'im."
27 Adar - Rav Shlomo Elyashiv (1841-1925). He was a great Kabbalist whose vast knowledge of all aspects of Torah and exceptional ability to clarify complicated concepts resulted in a few several Kabbalistic works, including Drushei Olam HaTohu ("Dayah") and Hakdamos V'Sha'arim ("HaKadosh"). More recently, the more philosophical and less Kabbalistically technical sections of his works were assembled into a single book called Leshem Shevo Ve'achlama. (He is known as "the Leshem". Grandfather of R' Yosef Sholom Elyashiv Shlita.)
27 Adar - Rav Moshe Neuschloss, av beis din of New Square. New Square is the anglicized form of Skvira, a village in Ukraine, where the Skver Hasidim dynasty of Chasidism had its roots. The community began in 1954, when twenty Skver families moved from Williamsburg to a 130 acre farm north of Spring Valley, under the leadership of their Rebbe Rav Yakov Yosef Twersky.

 27 Adar - Rav Chaim Sinuani (1898-1979). Born in Sinuan, Yemen, to Chacham Yichya, of the eminent Bida family. As a youth, he left home for Jabal, to study in the yeshiva of Rav Shlomo ben Yosef Tabib and Rav Dovid Ya'ish Chadad. Both of the roshei yeshiva passed away in 1919. In 1921, at the age of only 23, Rav Chaim became Rav and Av Beis Din of Sinuan. He and his family participated in Operation Magic Carpet in 1949. He is buried in Yehud.

27 Adar - Rav Yisrael Bergstein, born in the Lithuanian city of Suvalk, studied in Grodno under Rav Shimon Shkop and Rav Chaim Shmuelevitz from age 11, then at age 14, under Rav Avraham Grodzinsky and the Alter of Slabodka at Chevron. Taught at Chafetz Chaim in Baltimore and founded a yeshiva in White Plains


28 Adar - R' Mordechai of Slonim (1916), I am not sure but he might have been a son of R' Yehoshua Issac (Eizel) "Charif" Shapiro of Slonim

28 Adar - R' Moshe Chevroni(1974), Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron

28 Adar - R' Yechiel Michel Gutfarb, Gabbai Tzedaka of Yerushalayim (2002)


29 Adar - R' Yitzchok the Bochur of Speyer HY"D (1196) ben R' Asher, grandson of the Riva was killed with many Jews

29 Adar - R' Shlomo ben R' Dov Tzvi Hakohen Rabinowitz of Radoms(1866), author of Tiferes Shlomo, a classic Chassidishe sefer. He was a talmid of many great tzadikim, including R' Fishel of Strikov, R' Dovid of Lelov, R' Meir of Apta and the Radoshitzer.

29 Adar - R' Avrohom ben R' Yehuda Leib Shaag (1877), author of Ohel Avrohom, Rebbe of R' Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld

29 Adar I - R' Yaakov ben R' Binyamin Kamenetsky (1986), Rosh Yeshiva Torah Vadaas. One of the great tzadikim and leaders of his generation. Wrote Emes L'Yaakov (the name describes who he was)
29 Adar - R' Michel ben R' Ephraim Berenbaum (2003), Mashgiach of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalaim. Was held in high regard by R' Moshe Feinstein

Mon, 25 March 2019 18 Adar II 5779