Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Tishrei


flicker_100392Rav Tzvi Hirsh Chayos, the Maharatz Chayos (Chiyus), Rav of Zolkov (1805-1855). Born in Brody to Rav Meir Chiyus. He was a descendent of Rav Yitzchak Chiyus, the Zera Yitzchak. The family could trace their lineage back to Dovid Hamelech. He received smicha at the age of 21 from Rav Ephraim Zalman Margulies, Rav of Brody. Two years later, he was appointed Rav of ZolokovaIn 1854, he became Rav of Kalisch. His was the author of Sheilos U’teshuvos Maharatz, Atreres Tzvi, and Divrei Horaa. His thoughts on Shas are prinyted in the back of Geamaras used today. Rav Tzvi Hirsch’s son. Rav Yitzchak, was mechaber of the sefer Siach Yitzchak on maseches Makkos.

Rabbi Moshe from Shershov (1826)

Rav Avraham Dovid Wahrman of Butchatch (1771-1840). Born in Nadvorna, Galicia (today, in the Ukraine). In addition to his father, Avraham Dovid also studied under his uncle Rav Yehoshua Charif. At age ten, Avraham Dovid became engaged to the daughter of Rav Zvi Hirsch Kara of Butchatch, and he moved to that town to study under his future father-in-law. Beginning in 1791, Rav Avraham Dovid served as rabbi of Yazlowitz for 24 years. In 1814, Rav Zvi Hirsch Kara died, and Rav Avraham Dovid was offered the rabbinate of Butchatch in his place. It was there that he spent the remainder of his days. His best known works are Da’as Kedoshim on parts of Shulchan Aruch Yorah Deah, and Eishel Avraham on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim. The latter work is printed in the back of standard editions of the Shulchan Aruch.

Rav Yitzchak Meir Hazenpertz (1916), author of Ohr Yakar, a commentary on the Ohr Hachaim al HaTorah.

Rav Chaim Hager of Kossov (1942)

Today in History – 30 Tishrei

· Israeli forces trap the Egyptian 3rd army on the eastern side of the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War, 1973

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