Rav Shmuel Hominer of Yerushalayim, author of Eved HaMelech on the Chumash, and Ikarai Dinim, a summary of the laws of loshon hora with analysis
Rav Yehuda ibn Atar (1656-1733). He was a student of Rav Vidal HaTzorfati and Rav Menachem Serero. He was the Rav, the Av Beis Din and the Rosh Yeshiva in Fez for 40 years. His book Minchas Yehudais his commentary on the Torah.
Rav Menachem Nachum of Skver-Boro Park (1946)
Today in History – 19 Sivan
· The first Jewish hospital in America – Jews’ Hospital of New York – admitted its first patient, 1855.(The Jews of Berlin had a small hospital in the 16th century. Jews of Rome had their own hospital in the 17th century. Russian Jews had 112 hospitals prior to World War I. But when the Jews of Bucharest petitioned the government for permission to build a hospital, following the death of a Jew who was denied admission into the city hospital, the petition was denied.)
· The Battle of Midway began. Three days later, American forces claimed a decisive victory over the Japanese, 1942.
· 642 men, women, and children were killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France, 1944. The attack was carried out by soldiers of the Der Führer Regiment of the 2nd Waffen-SS Panzer Division Das Reich. To this day there is no universally accepted explanation for the massacre.