Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 25-26 Teves


yahrtzeit-candleYahrtzeits – 25 Teves

Rav Yechiel Michel Tukatchinsky, mashgiach of Slabodka in Bnai Brak, and founder of Yeshivas Mekor Chaim in Yerushalayim. In 1925, he published a sefer called Tekufas Hachamoh Uvirchosoh, in preparation for the bracha made when the sun returns to the point at which it began upon Creation. He wrote a sefer called Bein Hashmoshos, published in 1929, which dealt with the International Date Line. In 1941, he changed his mind altogether, as documented in his sefer, Hayomam Bekadur Haaretz.

Yahrtzeits – 26 Teves

Rabbeinu Avraham bar Dovid miPosquires (Ra’avad), author of Hasagos on the Rambam and the Rif

Rav Avraham Chaim of Zlotchov, author of Orach LeChaim and P’ri Chaim (1816).

Today in History – 26 Teves

· Jews of Sicily required to wear a special badge, 1369.
· Barcelonagranted the right to exclude Jews for all time, 1424.
· A riot ensued in In Aix-en-Provence when a crowd felt that a Jew who insulted a holy saint received too light a sentence, 1436.
· Phillip II of Spain orders the establishment of the inquisition in the New World, 1569. The first Inquisition Tribunal opened in Mexico five years later.
· Marylandput into effect the “Jew Bill”, 1826, which allowed Jews to hold public office if they believed in Reward and Punishment in the Hereafter.
· Pravda article touched off a wave of virulent anti-Semitism throughout Russia, 1953.
· Submarine Dakar disappeared at sea, 1968.

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