Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Elul


yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Yaakov Friedman, the Sadigerer Rebbe (1819-1883), second son of Rav Yisrael of Rhuzhin. Rav Avraham Yaakov married Miriam, the daughter of Rav Aharon Karliner. His elder son, Rav Yitzchak (1849-1917), became the first Boyanner Rebbe. His younger son, Yisrael (1853-1907), succeeded him in Sadigora as the Rebbe of tens of thousands.

Rav Shalom Yosef Friedman, son of Rav Yisrael of Rizhin and brother of Rav Avraham Yaakov Friedman of Sadigerer (1851).

Rav Gavriel Ze’ev Wolf (Velvel) Margolis (1847-1935). Born in Vilna, from age 14 to 17, he studied under R’ Yaakov Brit, one of the teachers of the Chafetz Chaim. In 1864, he married the daughter of R’ Nachumke of Horodna (Grodno). Beginning in 1876, R’ Margolis served as rabbi in several Lithuanian towns. In 1880, after the death of his father-in-law, he settled in Grodno where he taught for 27 years. In 1907, he was brought to Boston, Massachusetts as its Chief Rabbi. In 1912, R’ Margolis moved to Manhattan’s Lower East Side as rabbi of the Adas Yisrael congregation. R’ Margolis’ Torah commentary Toras Gavriel was published in the 1920s.

Today in History – 11 Elul

· Rav Yosef Karo finished his Beis Yosef on the Tur, 1542, in Tzefas
· Expulsion of the Jewish community in Moravia, 1563.
· Tehillim with Kimchi’s commentary was published for the first time in Bologna, Italy, 1477.
· Liquidation of the ghettos of Minsk and Lida, 1943.
· Operation Magic Carpet, which brought 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel, was concluded, 1950.

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