Today in History – 28-29 Nissan


Rav Moshe Pallier of Kobrin (1784-1858). A close follower of the Rebbe, Rav Mordechai of Lechovitch and his son, Rav Noach, he became the first Rebbe of the Kobrin dynasty in 1833. His teachings are collected in Imros Taharos.

-Rav Mordechai Shalom Yosef Friedman, Sadigerer Rebbe, the Keneses Mordechai (1897-1979) The son of Rav Aharon of Sadiger, and grandson of the second Sadigerer Rebbe, Rav Yisrael.

Today in History – 29 Nissan

· A tavern dispute in Elisabethgrad, Russian blood libels spawned massive pogroms against the Jews (in which soldiers often joined) in Odessaand Kiev, 1881. In all, over a hundred and sixty riots occurred in southern Russia. Ignatyev, the Minister of the Interior, insisted that the Jews caused the pogroms. General Drenbien refused to endanger his troops by sending them in “for a few Jews.”
· 3 Jews killed and many wounded by Arabs in Petach Tikva, 1921.
· Death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, due to a cerebral hemorrhage, 1945.

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