Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 6 Cheshvan


yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Hachosid, founder of the Churva shul in Yerushalayim (1700)

Rav Shlomo Dovid Yehoshua Weinberg,
the Admor Hatzair of Slonim (1943)

Rav Yechiel Menachem of Alexander-America (1988)

Today in History – 6 Cheshvan

· The Rambam arrives in Yerushalayim (6 months after arriving in Eretz Yisrael) and commemorates the day as a private holiday, 1165.
· By orders of King John, Jews of England imprisoned until they paid the enormous sum of 66,000 marks as a tax, 1210. Abraham of Bristol, who refused to pay his “share” (10,000 silver marks) had a tooth pulled every day until he agreed to pay. He lost seven teeth before he was able to raise the funds
· King of Sicily forbids decorating the outside of shuls, 1366 [some say this event occurred on 28 Tishrei]
· Birth of R’ Yisrael Salanter (1809-1883)
· 100 Jews of Florence, Italy deported to extermination camps, 1943
· First census in State of Israel counts 712,000 Jews and 69,000 Arab residents, 1948

{Yahrtzeits licensed to by Manny Saltiel and Newscenter}


  1. Vov cheshvon is also the yahrtzeit of Reb Alexander Dinkle, Ra”m b’ yeshivas Kol Torah, talmid Shel Rav Nochum Partzovitch and Rav Beryl Soloveitchik. There’s a sefer zicharon called Ginzei Moadim by talmidim and mishpocha.


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