Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 13 Tishrei


yahrtzeit-candlesRav Akiva Eiger of Posen (1761-1837). A descendent of the Eshel Avraham, he was born in Eisenstadt. He married the daughter of Reb Itzik Margolies, one of the wealthiest Jews of Lisa. Because of a fire in 1791, his father-in-law lost all of his possessions, and Rav Akiva Eiger was forced into the rabbinate. In 1814, he took the position in Posen, a position he kept for the rest of his life. He was the father-in-law of the Chasam Sofer. He wrote close to 1000 responsa, half of which have been published.

Rav Shmuel, the Rebbe Maharash (1834-1882). The seventh and youngest son of the Tzemach Tzedek, he became the fourth Rebbe of Lubavitch after the passing of his father in 1866.

Rav Yisrael Friedman, the Sadigerer Rebbe (1853-1907). After Reb Yisrael was niftar, all 5 of his sons became Rebbes: Reb Aharon (the Kedushas Aharon), Reb Shalom Yosef of Chernovitz, Reb Avraham Yaakov (the next Rebbe of Sadigerer), Reb Yitzchak of Rimanov and Reb Shlomo Chaim (Reb Shlomenu).

Rav Chaim Berlin (1832-1912). Born in Volozhin to Rav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin (the Netziv), he became a Rav in Moscow in 1865). In 1889, he returned to Volozhin, where he served as Av Beis Din. In 1906, he moved to Yerushalyim, where – in 1909 – he served as Chief Rabbi of the Azhkenazi community.

Rav Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, Av Beis Din of Chust and Yerushalayim (1949). In his youth, he became a close talmid of the Shevet Sofer. His 1st marriage was to the daughter of Rav Mordechai Yehuda Winkler, the Livushei Mordechai. He became the Rav of Galanta. Sadly, he and his rebetzen were not zocheh to have children despite the blessings of many tzadikim. His rebetzen passed away during an epidemic in World War I. His then married Esther, the daughter of Rav Yoel Tzvi Neuhaus, and a son – Yisrael Moshe – was born on the 21st of Kislev in 1921. In Adar of 1930, the family moved to Erezt Yisrael. One month later, Rav Yosef Chaim Zonenfeld was nifar, and Rav Yosef Tzvi was appointed Rav of Yerushalyim, and – in 1933 – Av Beis Din of the Eidah Chareidis.

Today in History – 13 Tishrei

· Sodom and the cities in the plains are destroyed, 1712 B.C.E.· Religious freedom was granted to the Jews of Morocco, 1880.
· Ron Arad, Israeli Air Force navigator, is captured in Lebanon, 1986
· Lynching of Israeli reservists in Ramallah, 2000.
· Destruction of the Shalom al Yisrael Shul in Yericho, 2000.

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