Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 13 Adar



Rav Yehuda (ben Shmuel) HeChasid, author of Sefer Chasidim (1150-1217). His father (1120-1175), led a famous yeshiva in Speyer, and served as Rav Yehuda’s rebbe.

Rav Moshe (ben Yehuda Hersch) Langner, the fifth Strettiner Rebbe (1959). In 1921, he moved the family from Galicia to Toronto.

Rav Moshe (ben Dovid) Feinstein (1895-1986). Born in Uzda (near Minsk), Belorussia, he was a great-grandchild of the Be’er Hagolah. His mother was Feige Gittel, daughter of R’ Yechiel, rov of Kopolia. He joined the yeshiva of Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer in Slutzk at the age of twelve. At the age of sixteen, Rav Moshe completed Shas and Shulchan Oruch. He was rabbi of Lyuban from 1921 to 1936. He escaped the Stalinist regime in 1936 and settled in New York as rosh yeshiva of Tiferes Yerushalayim. He authored Igros Moshe, Darash Moshe, and Dibros Moshe and was universally acknowledged as the posek of the American Litvish community.

Today in History – 13 Adar

· Jews fought against their enemies in the Persian empire during the days of Esther and Mordechai, 355 BCE
· Nikonor Day, in which Antiochus Epiphanes’s General Nikonor, leading the elephant infantry against the Jews, was defeated and killed, 161 BCE.
· The Germans entered Sighet and set up a ghetto, 1944.

{Manny Newscenter}


  1. reb moishe was born in starobin to his father the rov of starobin.his first pulpit was in uzda.he wrote Koil rom on chumash. his mother was the shoichets daughter.

  2. R’ Moshe Feinstein zt”l was niftar in a Shana Me’uberes, so in a shana me’uberes his yahrzeit is kept in the second month of Adar. Please correct this for the future. Thank you.

  3. to tannakamma

    Rav Moshe zt”l was born in uzda and he did not write kol rom it was written by rav avraham fisheles z”l a brother of rav dovids son in law

    to matzav he was not just recognized by the amewrican litvish community but the world over including the satmar rav. His levaya in Eretz yisroel was the largest in modern history