Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 4 Sivan


yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yeshaya Naftali Hertz of Dinov, author of Hanosen Imrei Shefer (1888). Born approximately 1838 to Rav Dovid Dinov (the Tzemach Dovid), who was the son of Rav Tzvi Elimelech, the Bnei

Yissochor. After his father’s petira in 1874, he succeed him as Rav of Dinov and Rebbe of the chassidim.

Rav Avraham Wolf of Wolf’s Seminary in Bnei Brak

Today in History – 4 Sivan

· Over 500 Jews were forcibly baptized in Clermont-Ferrand, France, 576 CE.
· The Pope issued an order calling on all Christian princes to send the Jews who had fled the Inquisition back to Spain, 1481.
· Emperor Maximilian of Germany rescinded a previously issued order to burn all Hebrew books, 1510.
· Bogdan Chmielnicki led his Cossacks in an insurrection against the Polish lords, resulting in the massacre of more than 300,000 Jews, 1648.
· The brothers Chaim and Yehoshua Reitzes of Lemberg, who were renowned talmidei chachamim were tortured and executed on charges of influencing the apostate Jan Filipowicz to return to Judaism, 1728.
· Minsk, Russia, recognized Yiddish as a second official language, 1917.
· Representative Louis T. McFadden (PA) delivered a Nazi-type attack on Jews, 1933. It was the first anti-Semitic speech in Congress.
· Oswald Pohl, chief of the economic office of the SS, Otto Ohlendorf, responsible for the murder of 90,000 Ukrainian Jews, and Colonel Paul Blobel, organizer of the massacre of the Jews of Kiev, were hanged, 1951.

{Manny Newscenter}