Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 19 Teves


flicker_100391Rav Aryeh Leib HaCohen Heller, author of Ketzos Hachoshen, Avnei Miluim, and Shev Shmaatsa (1813)

Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the Kesav Sofer (1815-1872). Born and died in Pressburg, Hungary, oldest son of the Chasam Sofer and grandson of Rav Akiva Eiger via his mother, Rebetzen Sorel. After his father’s death in 1839, the Ksav Sofer succeeded him as Rav and Rosh Yeshiva in Pressburg, at the unusually young age of 24. He served Pressburg for 33 years, the exact number of years his father had served before him.

Rav Menachem Mendel Zaks, son-in-law of the Chafetz Chaim

Today in History – 19 Teves     

·       The Catholic Church in Recife, Brazilclosed the two existing shuls , 1638.
·       A new German constitution gives German Jews full legal equality, 1871.
·       Israelcaptures Karine-A, a ship laden with 50 tons of weapons from Iranbound for the Palestinian Authority, 2002.

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  1. R. Zaks, son in law of the chofetz chaim, was the famed bochen at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University for many, many years

  2. harav zaks ztl was a goan and huge tzaddik! he was zoche to have many gradchildren who are the gidolay hadar of todays genaration!!1