An amazing Gemoro in Sanhedrin 96b that tells us, “…the great- grandchildren of Sisera learned Torah in Yerushalaim! The great- granchildren of Sancheirev taught Torah in public. And who were these great teachers? Shmaya and Avtalyon!
מסכת סנהדרין דף צו:
מבני בניו של סיסרא למדו תורה בירושלים, מבני בניו של סנחריב לימדו תורה ברבים, ומאן נינהו - שמעיה ואבטליון.
משנה מסכת אבות פרק א משנה י
שמעיה ואבטליון קבלו מהם שמעיה אומר אהוב את המלאכה ושנא את הרבנות ואל תתודע לרשות:
Yaakov Shimshon ben R' Yitzchok of Shpitovka (1801) Was considered a
great Halachic authority; he is quoted by R' Ephraim Zalman Margolies
in Sefer Zera Ephraim. Talmid of the Magid of Mezeritch, Toldos Yaakov
Yosef and R' Pinchos of Koritz. Moved to Teveria, where he met Reb
Nachman of Breslov. Traveled to Arab countries to collect money for the
poor of Eretz Yisroel.
R' Yosef Irgas (1730) Italian Kabbalist, author of Divrei Yosef and Shomer Emunim
R' Yisrael Tzvi of Koson HY"D (1944) ben R' Yehosef , was killed, "Al Kiddush Hashem" in Aushwitz
R' Ovadia ben Avrohom Bartenura, the Rav -one of the most used commentaries on Mishna
Omer 45, days for kabalath haluchoth, Vayera sedom 5 cities, p
tzadikim, 45 years kibush eretz yisroel since the meraglim, mikdash
Shlomo hamelech, kilayim yerek kerem, 45.000 the burial of yaakov, gog
umagog, nebuchdnetzar, Shimon hatzadik, Moshiach 45 days, Man , 30 + 15
tzadikim, ger, 45 oxen every year, 45 days we say halel, Egg 45 gram, 45
Celsius yad soledeth
Rav Meir Halevi Horowitz, the Maharam Titkin (1743).
Titkin was founded in 1437. In 1522, ten Jews from Grodno, Lithuania,
became the first Jews to settle there. At that time, Lithuania was
three times the size of Poland, stretching
from the Baltic almost to the Black Sea, including areas known today
as White Russia and Ukraine. Titkin’s first Rav was Reb Mordechai
Rav Avraham Menachem Halevi Steinberg, Rav of Broide
(Brody; Brod) (1847-1928). He was a Sadigerer chassid, was one of the
leading poskim of his day, and wrote the sefer Machzeh Avraham.
Rav Eliezer Dovid Greenwald of Satmar, author of
Keren LeDovid (1867-1928). Born in Tcharna, Hungary, to Rav Amram
Greenwald, the son of Rav Yosef, Rav of Tchechowitz. The family traced
its roots to the Panim Meiros, the Chacham Tzvi, and the Maharal. As a
youth, Eliezer Dovid was a disciple of his brother, Rav Moshe, the
Rav of Chust and author of Arugas Habosem. He founded a large yeshiva
in Satmar, Romania, in 1921.
Rav Mordechai Shapiro of Kaminka-Koritz (1947)
Rav Alexander Sender Linchner (1996), son-in-law of
Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz and founder of Kiryat Noar (Boystown),
Bayit Vegan, in 1953 for for children who had escaped the Holocaust
and other destitute Jewish immigrant children. Previously, he started a
trade school for 14 boys from Yemen in 1949. He was succeeded by his
son, Rav Moshe Linchner. Rav Aharon Yechiel Leifer, the Nadvorna Rebbe of
Tzefas (1912-2000). After losing his wife in children during World War
II, Rav Aharon Yechiel moved to Eretz Yisrael and settled in Tzefas,
settinjg up the Nezer Hakodesh shul. In Yisrael, he became a chassid
of the Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe.
Rav Mordechai Don Waldman of Yeshivas Bais Dovid Monsey (2000)
Today in History - 1 Sivan
· Crusaders reached Cologne and found the gate to the city closed by
order of the bishop. Of all the Jewish communities in the path of the
Crusaders, Cologne’s Jews were the only ones to escape total
· Massacre of the Jews of Worms, 1096, commemorated in the Kinah “Mi Yitein Roshi Mayim” by Rav Kalonymus ben Yehuda.
· Crusaders dragged Rabbeinu Tam from his home in Ramerupt, France, and left him critically wounded in a field, 1147.
· Jews of Sicily were forbidden to display any funeral decorations in public, 1393.
· A great number of Jews of Styria, Austria, were burned and the rest were expelled from the country, 1421.
· Marranos of Segovia, Spain, were massacred, 1474.
· Jews barred from living in Riga and Livonia, 1593.
· Rabbi Abraham b. Isaac and six other Jews were martyred in Cracow, 1637.
· Israel, Egypt, and Syria accepted the cease-fire ordered by the Security Council, 1967.
· Knesset approves Gaza-Jericho Agreement by a vote of 52-0. In a speech
in a mosque in Johannesburg, Arafat calls for a jihad to liberate
Yerushalayim; compares Gaza-Jericho Agreement to a temporary agreement
made by Mohammed with the tribe of Kuraish. After Israel protests,
Yasser Arafat says he had referred to a religious jihad, which has no