Rav Nachman Tzvi HaLevi of Kolomaya, son of Rav Yitzcak, Rav of Kolomaya (1829)
Rav Shmuel Landau of Prague, second son of the Noda BeYehuda (1837)
Rav Avraham Eiger, the Admor of Lublin (1914-2000). He was named after his father, the author of Shevet MiYehuda, who had died just three months before his birth on erev Rosh Chodesh Iyar. He joined a long line of admorim stretching back through his grandfather, R’ Shlomo Eiger, and his great- grandfather, the great R’ Akiva Eiger, all the way to the founder of the dynasty, R’ Leibele Eiger, also known as the Toras Emes. He survived the war by escaping to Shanghai. In 1949, he moved to Eretz Yisrael, settling in Yerushalayim for a year, then setting up the Lubliner Beis Chassidim in Tel Aviv. In 1955, he moved to Bnei Brak, and in 1963, he set up his Beis Midrash in the center of Zichron Meir.
Today in History – 28 Tishrei
· The fourth Rabban Gamliel was removed from office by the Romans, thereby ending the last vestiges of Jewish autonomy, 415.
· Saladin captured Yerushalayim from the Crusaders, and allowed Jews to return to the city after an absence of 88 years, 1187.
· The British White Paper, restricting Jewish immigration and purchase of land was published, 1930.