Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Nissan


Rav Yosef Yozfe Norlingen (1637), author of Yosef Ometz.

Rav Yaakov Tzvi Yalish (Yolles) of Dinov, the Melo Haro’im {Malei Roim} (1778-1825). He was born in Premeshyl, but moved in with his grandfather, the Rav of Mezhibuzh, after his mother passed away at an early age. He was a chassid of the Chozeh of Lublin. Rav Yaakov Tzvi served as Rav in Dinov, and later of two other cities, but decided to devote himself to full-time learning and left Rabbanus. He also authored Beis Vaad Lechachamim on the history of the Tana’im and Amora’im, Emes Le’Yaakov on Torah, Chinuch Beis Yehudah (named for his grandfather) on Chanukah, Parashas Derachim Zuta, Kol Yaakov (on Torah and Nach), and his most famous sefer Melo Haro’im.

Rav Aryeh Levine, the Tzadik from Yerushalayim, Mashgiach, Yeshiva Eitz Chaim (1885‑1969); emigrated to Eretz Yisrael in 1905

Rav Chaim Meir (ben Yisrael) Hager, the Imrei Chaim (1887-1972). Son of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, he became the son-in-law of Rav Zev of Rachmistrivka. In 1910, he became Rav of Wilhovitz. After World War II, he moved to Eretz Yisrael and established Kiryat Vizhnitz in Bnai Brak where he rebuilt Chassidus Vizhnitz as Rebbe for 35 years.

Today in History – 9 Nissan

· 57 Jews were killed in
Bury St. Edmunds, England, 1190.
· Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Seville, Spain, 1391. (The riots took place on Ash Wednesday and initiated a wave of violence which spread rapidly over the Iberian Peninsula, claiming 50,000 Jewish victims before the year was up. A substantial number of Jews escaped with their lives only because they converted. This marked the emergence of Marranos, said to number 200,000, in the kingdoms of Aragon and Castille. They were to provide tens of thousands of martyrs in the Old, and New Worlds for centuries to come.
· Jews of Vienna, Austria, were accused of profaning the host. Many of those who refused to embrace Christianity were burned at the stake, 1421.
· Germanyinvaded Yugoslavia and Greece, 1941.
· Nazis established two ghettos in Radom, Poland, 1941.

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