Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Teves


flicker_100391Rav Aryeh Leib HaCohen Heller, author of Ketzos Hachoshen, Avnei Miluim, and Shev Shmaatsa (1813)

Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the Kesav Sofer (1815-1872). Born and died in Pressburg, Hungary, oldest son of the Chasam Sofer and grandson of Rav Akiva Eiger via his mother, Rebetzen Sorel. After his father’s death in 1839, the Ksav Sofer succeeded him as Rav and Rosh Yeshiva in Pressburg, at the unusually young age of 24. He served Pressburg for 33 years, the exact number of years his father had served before him.

Rav Menachem Mendel Zaks, son-in-law of the Chafetz Chaim

Today in History – 19 Teves     

·       The Catholic Church in Recife, Brazilclosed the two existing shuls , 1638.
·       A new German constitution gives German Jews full legal equality, 1871.
·       Israelcaptures Karine-A, a ship laden with 50 tons of weapons from Iranbound for the Palestinian Authority, 2002.

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  1. Rav Zaks was also rosh yeshiva in yeshivas chofetz chaim in radin and he reopened its kollel kodshim in new york this kollel is currently run by his 2 grandsons Rav yisroel meir and Rav Aryeh zev Zaks Rav mendel was also rosh yeshiva in Rabeinu Yitzchak Elchanan and for a brief period of time was rosh yeshiva in white plains the precursor to Beth Medrash Gevoha