Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 26 Nissan


flicker_100393-Yehoshua bin Nun, Buried in Timnas Serach in Har Ephraim (1354-1244 BCE)
-Rav Ephraim Navon, the Machaneh Ephraim (1677-1735). Born in Andrinople to Rav Aharon, he married the daughter of Rav Yehuda Ergaz. He served as Chief Rabbi of Constantinople.
-Rav Moshe Halberstam (1932-2006). Born in the town of Tshakawe, Galiciato Rav Yaakov Halberstam, he was a great-great-great grandson of the Divrei Chaim of Sanz. As a youth, he studied at Yeshivas Beis Avraham Slonim under the Nesivos Shalom of Slonim. His rebbi muvhak was Rav Shmuel Wosner. He delivered shiurim for decades in a kollel for halacha that he headed. He was a member of the Eida Chareidis Beis Din and rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Tshakawe. In 1997, he was appointed a member of Badatz. He published a collection of responsa called Divrei Moshe. He founded the Vaad HaRabbonim LeInyonei Tzedaka, and was the head of the charity Chibas Yerushalayim Kupas Rebbe eir Baal Hannes. His son-in-law Rav Mattisyahu Deitch founded the Yad Ramah Institute under the guidance of the greatest halachic authorities of today, and it deals with solutions for problems in halacha and medicine.
-Rav Moshe Teitelbaum, The Satmar Rebbe (2006). Author of Beirach Moshe, he is buried in Kiyas Yoel.

Today in History – 26 Nissan
· A petition signed by 250,000 Germans, 1881, was presented to the government requesting the barring of foreign Jews from admission into Germany. This petition marked the opening of modern German anti-Semitism.
· Daeth of Albert Einstein, Princeton, NJ, 1955
· Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the Earth once before making a safe landing, 1961.

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  1. Today is not the Yahrtzeits of H’Rav Moshe Halberstam ZT”L it is on the 28th of Nissan which is on Wendesday.
    Today happens to be the Yahrtzeits of the last Satmar Rebbe H’Rav Moshe Teilelbaum Z”TL
    Maybe thats where you got confused,

  2. Hocking 101, Yuri A. Gagarin was an Oihev Yisroel, his first words after start were “Kosberg(Ayid that constructed engine turbines) did a great job”; one of the creators of the Soviet space program(way before Americans) was HoRav Mordechai Agrest(ztz’l?), musmach who was Shoimer Shabbos and KISUI HAROSH(!) in the special KGB research facility, etc.