Birth and yahrtzeit of Naftali ben Yaakov Avinu, 1566 BCE (or 1435 BCE according to others)
Rav Naftali HaKohen Katz of Lublin (1645). Grandfather and namesake of the Semichas Chachamim, he was also the son-in-law of the Maharal of Prague, as well as a descendant of the Maharam Padwa through his father. So respected was he that even the Taz sent sheilos to him. Rav Naftali was a maggid in Prafue, a dayan in Prositz, Nicholsburg, and Pinsk, and finally a dayan and Rav in Lublin.
Rav Mordechai Schneerson of Vitebsk (1907)
Rav Baruch Shalom Ashlag, author of Birkas Shalom, and son of Rav Yehuda Ashlag, the Baal HaSulam (1991)
Today in History – 5 Tishrei
· The Tanna Rabi Akiva was arrested by the Romans and subsequently tortured and put to death on Yom Kippur (123 CE.)