Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 6 Cheshvan


yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Hachosid, founder of the Churva shul in Yerushalayim (1700)

Rav Shlomo Dovid Yehoshua Weinberg,
the Admor Hatzair of Slonim (1943)

Rav Yechiel Menachem of Alexander-America (1988)

Today in History – 6 Cheshvan

· The Rambam arrives in Yerushalayim (6 months after arriving in Eretz Yisrael) and commemorates the day as a private holiday, 1165.
· By orders of King John, Jews of England imprisoned until they paid the enormous sum of 66,000 marks as a tax, 1210. Abraham of Bristol, who refused to pay his “share” (10,000 silver marks) had a tooth pulled every day until he agreed to pay. He lost seven teeth before he was able to raise the funds
· King of Sicily forbids decorating the outside of shuls, 1366 [some say this event occurred on 28 Tishrei]
· Birth of R’ Yisrael Salanter (1809-1883)
· 100 Jews of Florence, Italy deported to extermination camps, 1943
· First census in State of Israel counts 712,000 Jews and 69,000 Arab residents, 1948

{Yahrtzeits licensed to by Manny Saltiel and Newscenter}


  1. Shimon: For your information:- there were 2 different “Rav Yehudah haChosid’s, so stating that the founder of the Churva Shul died on marCheshvon 6th, 1700 is 100% correct fact.

    marCheshvon 6th is also my father’s Yahrzeit, so I have researched this fact very poignantly.