Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 22 Sivan


yahrtzeit-candlesRav Isamar Rosenbaum, Nadvorna Rebbe (1973). Son of Rav Meir of Kretchnif, a descendent of the Premishlaner dynasty, Rav Isamar was appointed Rebbe at the age of 15. He established a Beis Midrash in  Tchernowitz. He escaped to America during WW II. In 1969, he emigrated to Eretz Yisrael and established the Be’er Mayim Chaim Beis Midrash in the Yad Eliyahu section of Tel Aviv.

Rav Yosef Leib Sofer of Paksh, author of Yalkut Sofer (1915).

Rav Dovid Deutsch, author of Ohel Dovid (1831)

Rav Moshe Yerucham of Kotzk (1865).

Rav Baruch Asher of Chernobyl (1905)

Rav Eliyahu Bechor Chazan, author of Ta’alumos Lev (1908).

Rav Chaim Dov Halperin, the Vasloier Rebbe (1957). After surviving the War, he moved from Romania to Eretz Yisrael in 1950, settling in Haifa.

Rav Yitzchak Shlomo Ungar (2004). Born to Rav Avraham Tzvi, author of Machaneh Avraham on masechtos Mokvaos and Beitzah, and a sixth generation descendant of the Panim Meiros and a descendant of the Arizal. The Nazis deported the Ungar family to the Shopron ghetto near the Hungarian border. There, the father and 5 younger children were murdered. All five elder brothers survived. After the war, Rav Yitzchak Shlomo moved to Eretz Yisrael and became a Rav in Bnai Brak. In 1950, he founded the Chug Chasam Sofer kashrus organization. He also served as dayan in Rav Shmuel Wosner’s Beis Din of Zichron Meir. He established the yeshiva Machaneh Avraham in 1962.

Rav Yisrael Mordechai of Rachmistrivka (1929-2004). Born in Yerushalayim, the son of of Rav Yochanon, grandson of Rav Dovid of Rachmistrivka, and great-grandson of Rav Menachem Nachum of Rachmistrivka. As a bachur he learned in Yeshivas Sfas Emes. In 5711 (1951) the young Yisrael Mordechai married the daughter of Rav Zalman Uri, one of the distinguished Chassidim in Yerushalayim. He became Rebbe in 1982 after the passing of his father.

Rav Ephraim Fishel Rabinowitz (1924-2005), Born in Yerushalayim, he learned in the Chayei Olam yeshiva and Kollel. After his marriage, he took a position as Ram in Yeshivas Tiferes Yisrael. After holding positions in Toronto and New York, he became Rosh yeshiva of Tiferes Yisrael after the passing of the yeshiva’s previous leader, Rav Yehoshua Brim in 1986. He was also a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah.

Today in History – 22 Sivan

· Citizens of Nuremberg, Bavaria received permission to expel its Jews, 1498.
· The Pope ordered the Jews of Carpentras, France to wear distinctive yellow hats, 1525.
· The West India Company directors ordered Peter Stuyvesant to permit the Jews to trade and own real-estate in New Amsterdam (which became New York), 1656.

{Manny Newscenter}


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