Today’s Yahrtzeits – 30 Kislev


yahrtzeit-candleRav Tzvi Yehuda (Hashi) Friedman (1925-2005). Born in Pressburg, Hungary, Reb Hashi was a descendant of the Chasam Sofer, whose youngest daughter, Rechel, married Reb Tzvi Yehuda Friedman from Topolcany. Their youngest son, Yeshaya, married Yehudis Link and had a son, Moshe, who married Malka Hochhauser. Reb Moshe had three sons, Nissan, Hashi, and Pinchas. Among Hashi’s teachers were Rav Akiva Sofer (the Daas Sofer), Rav Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer (the Cheishev Sofer), and Rav Michoel Ber Weissmandel. In 1944, he was sent to Aushwitz and marched the Death March to Gleiwitz and was transported to Buchenwald. Although his entire family was murdered, he lived another 60 years. He emigrated to Montreal in 1951 and moved to Toronto in 1970. His life was filled with Torah and hachnasas orchim.

{Yahrtzeits licensed to by Manny Saltiel and Newscenter}


  1. He was my Rebbi/Chavrusa. He was a tremedous Talmid Chuchem, and new the Chasam Sofer – yosher vehufech (inside out)
    May he be a meilitz yosher for his family and to those that knew him.
    By the way, tomorrow 1 Teves is the Yahrzeit of another Toronto personality.
    Rabbi Itzchok Eizik Langner, the son of Ranni Moshe Langner – the Strettiner Rebbe. I knew him well, and to describe him in a few lines would be impossible.
    He did not leave any Zerah shel kayume (children) Please if you can say Kaddish for Harav Yitzchok Eizik ben Harav Moshe
    Zechisom Yugen aleinu.