Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 12 Tishrei


flicker_100393Rav Avraham Malach, the son of the Mezritcher Maggid (1741-1776). R. Avraham learned Kabbalah from the Maggid and the revealed Torah from R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the teacher chosen by the boy’s father. When Rav Avraham’s first wife passed away, he married the daughter of Rav Feivel of Kremenitz, author of Mishnas Chachomim. He wrote Chesed Le’Avraham, acommentary on the Torah, Talmud, Mishna and holidays. His grandson was Rav Yisrael of Rizhin.

Rav Yechiel Michel of Zhvil, the second Zhviller Rebbe (1856). His father, Rav Moshe (the 1st Zhviller Rebbe), was one of the five sons of the Zlotschover Maggid, R’ Yechiel Michel.

Rav Yehoshua Gutman (2008). Rebbi in Denver for over 30 years and Rav of Khal Lev Avraham in Lakewood for the last seven years of his life.

Today in History – 12 Tishrei

· Columbus discovered in America, 1492. Louis de Torres, a Spanish Marrano, was the first white man to set foot in the Western Hemisphere when he landed in the West Indies on Christopher Columbus’s first voyage.

· Pope Benedict XIV prohibited Jewish converts to Christianity from giving their wives gittin, 1747.

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