-Rav Yaakov Loeberbaum of Lisa, author of Chavas Daas, Nesivos Hamishpat, and many other sefarim (1760-1832). A great-grandson of the Chacham Tzvi, Reb Yaakov lost his father before his birth. His relative, Rav Yosef Teumim, raised him. In 1809, he agreed to become the Rav in Lisa (today known as Leszno, Poland), where he enlarged his yeshiva’s enrollment. In 1822, he left Lisa and moved to Kalish, where he wrote many of his sefarim.
-Rav Ozer ben Meir Hakohen of Klementov (now Klimontow, Poland), author of Even Ha’Ozer on Shulchan Aruch (1710)
-Rav Chaim Hager of Kosov, author of Toras Chaim (1795-1854). Son of Rav Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov – author of Ahavas Shalom, grandson of Rav Yaakov Kopel, and father of the first Vizhnitzer Rebbe, Rav Menachem Mendel Hager, the Tzemach Tzaddik.
-Rav Chaim Chori, Rosh Beis Din in Tunis, author of Motza Chaim (1957). He immigrated to Israel from Jerba in 1955 and settled in Beersheba. Hori died two years later and was buried in the Beersheba cemetery.
-Rav Shaul Halevi, Rav of The Hague and author of Binyan Shaul
Today in History – 25 Iyar
· King Edward I of England ordered the cessation of persecution of Jews of Bordeaux, France, 1275.
· 1200 Jews of Toledo, Spain, were killed by army troops, 1355.
· The Pope issued a bill against blood-ritual accusations, 1540.