Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 7 Shevat



Rav Dovid Biderman, the first Lelover Rebbe (1746-1814), son of Rav Shlomo Biderman. A close follower of the Chozeh of Lublin, he was known for his extraordinary compassion for, and inability to see faults in, his fellow Jews. His main disciple was Rav Yitzchak of Vorki, whose son, Yaakov Dovid, was the first Amshinov Rebbe. Two printed collections of stories about Rav Dovid are Migdal Dovid and Kodesh Halulim.

Rav Mordechai Dovid Ungar, Dombrover Rebbe (c1770-1846). The son of Rav Rav Zvi Hersh Unger, Reb Mordechai Dovid was a disciple of RavElimelech of Lizhensk, Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt, the Chozeh miLublin, and the Kozhnitzer Magid. He was succeeded by his son, Rav Yosef of Dombrov.

Rav Yaakov Yitzchak Neiman, the Pupa Rav and the Belzer Dayan in Montreal (1919-2007)

Today in History – 7 Shevat

· Bela Kuhn (real name Moritz Cohen), a communist dictator who ruled in Hungary for 133 days, was disposed of with the help of Rumania and Admiral Nicholas Horthy, 1919. Since Kuhn was a Jew, all the Jews were accused of being communists, and estimated five thousand Jews were killed.

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