Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Teves

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Rav Moshe Margulies, author of Pnei Moshe on the Yerushalmi (1781)

Rav Moshe of Pshevorsk, author of Ohr Pnei Moshe . (1805)

Rav Mordechai Chaim Kastelantiz of Teveria, known as “Reb Mottel Slonimer” (1953)

Today in History – 12 Teves

· A violent earthquake rocked Eretz Yisrael, seriously damaging the walls of Yerushalayim and Migdal Dovid, 1033.
· The New Duchy of Frankfurt passed a law granting Jews civil rights and privileges equal to other citizens, 1811, following a request by including Meyer Anschel Rothschild.

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  1. The so called Midgal Dovid is a Muslim minaret, built over the foundations of a Herodean palace tower, which was named after Hurdus’ younger brother, who as as great of a tzadik as Hurdus himself.
    Not much Jewishness in that structure, but it looks nice in photos.


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