Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15 Sivan


yahrtzeit-candlesBirth, in 1565 BCE, and Yahrtzeit, in 1446 BCE (or 1436 BCE) of Yehuda, son of Yaakov Avinu (Midrash Tadshe).

Rav Yitzchak of Posen, the rebbe of the Magen Avraham and the author of Sheilos Uteshuvos Be’er Yitzchak (1685). A talmid of Rav Yonah Teumim (the Kikayon D’Yonah), Rav Yitzchak served as Rav in Loitsk, then succeeded Rav Moshe (the Chelkas Mechokek) as Rav of Vilna, before moving to Posen., there replacing Rav Sheftel Horowitz, the son of mthe Shelah Hakodesh.

Rav Dovid Dov Meisels of Uhel, the Binyon Dovid (1944)

Today in History – 15 Sivan

· The Crusaders laid siege to Yerushalayim, eventually massacaring the entire population, 1099. The reign of the Christians lasted until 1187.
· King of Poland denied the Jews of Vilna the right to deal in non-Jewish books, 1664.
· Emprisonment of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbem Rav Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, by the Soviet secret police for disseminating Jewish learning, 1927. He was held and tortured until his release on 12 Tammuz.
· Israeli forces crossed into Lebanon to begin “Operation Peace for Galilee,” by destroying PLO bases, 1982. Ending in 1985, the war cost 1216 Jewish lives.

{Manny Newscenter}