-Rav Masoud bar Yaakov Abuchatzera, the father of the Baba Sali (1908)
Today in History – 13 Iyar
· The Pope refused to grant permission to the Jews of Cordova, Spain, to build a new shul, 1250.
· The Pope granted liberal privileges to the Jews of Rome, 1402. (Yated 2007 states this happened on 3 Iyar)
· Marshall Henri Philippe Petain, the head of France’s Vichy government during World War II, was arrested, 1945.