Today’s Yahrtzeits – 3-4 Av


flicker_100393Yahrtzeits – 3 Av

Rav Shimshon of Astropolia, along with 10,000 Jews of Polana, died al kiddush Hashem, in the Chmielnicki massacres (1648).

Rav Shimshon Bachrach of Nicholsburg, son of the Chavos Yair (1721)

Rav Yaakov Landau, son of the Noda BiYehudah (1822)

Rav Shmuel Bornstein (also known as Shmuel Salir), author of Shem Mishmuel and Rebbe of Sochaczev (1855-1927). He was the son of the Avnei Nezer.

Rav Yitzchak ben Mordechai Twersky, the first Skverer Rebbe in America. Known as Reb Itzikel Skverer, he left Ukraine and settled in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn. came to America, arriving in 1923.

Rav Eliyahu Moshe Shisgal (1973). Learned with Rav Shlomo Heiman at Yeshivas Torah V’Daas. He married Faye Gittel Feinstein, daughter of Rav Moshe Feinstein.

Yahrtzeits – 4 Av
Rav Menachem Azariah deFano
, Italian mekubal, known as the Rema miPano (1548-1620).

Rav Benzion Halberstam of Bobov (1874-1942). Born in Bokovosk, Galicia , to Rav Shlomo Halberstam, a grandson of Rav Chaim of Sanz. In 1893, Rav Shlomo moved to Bobov and appointed his son, Rav Benzion Rav of the town. His father’s work at working with youth was sadly cut short when he died suddenly in 1905, at the age of 58. On the following Shabbos, Rav Shlomo’s brothers appointed Rav Benzion the Bobover Rebbe. He followed in his father’s footsteps by focusing on the youth. He was murdered with 20,000 Jews after being forced to dig a mass grave in a forest outside of Lvov (Lemberg). Rav Benzion was survived by two sons – Rav Shlomo Halberstam, the Bobover Rebbe (d. 2000), and Rav Yechezkel Dovid (d. 1978), as well as 7 daughters, the oldest of whom was Devora Leah Twerski, of Milwaukee.

Rav Eliyahu Glucksman, dayan of the Washington Heights (New York) community, teacher at Bais Yaakov and Rika Breuers Teachers Seminary. Born in Berlin, he escaped to England in 1938, where he studied under Rav Eliyahu Dessler. He later emigrated to Eretz Yisrael, where he learned at Bais Yosef, Petach Tikvah, and then 10 years in Bnei Brak at Kollel Chazon Ish (1921-2004).

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