This Day In History 14 Elul/September 5

Shaar blatt of sefer Beis Yitzchak by Harav Yitzchak Gotinyu, zt”l.

In 5700/1940, Nazis decreed that Jews had no rights to any property.

In 5701/1941, the Jews of Vilna were confined to the ghetto and 1,668 Jews of Radomyśl, Poland, were executed by Nazis, Hy”d.


5627/1867, Harav Yosef Yoska Ashkenazy, zt”l, mechaber of Ohel Yosef.

5688/1928, Harav Yakov Malul, Rav of Vezan, zt”l.

In 5702/1942, Harav Nachum Yehoshua Patcnick, Rav of Dombrowica, Hy”d

5560/1800, Harav Yitzchak Gotinyu of Izmir, Zt”l, author of Beis Yitzchak

Harav Yitzchak Gotinyu was the son of Harav Elyakim, who was the mechaber of Toafos Re’em, a commentary on the Mizrachi, by Harav Eliyahu Mizrachi. He also wrote Agurah Be’ohalecha, his halachic responsa, and Yitzchak Yeranen, on the Rambam.

Rav Yitzchak was one of the foremost Rabbanim in Izmir, Turkey, and was held in greatest respect by the entire community.

One of his closest talmidim was Harav Chaim Palagi, who quotes his Rebbe often in his sefarim, and rules in accordance with his psak halachah.

Rav Yitzchak wrote Beis Yitzchak, chiddushim on the Rambam; and Beis Moed, chiddushim on masechtos Moed Katan and Makkos.

Rav Yitzchak was niftar on 14 Elul 5560/1800, and was buried in Izmir, Turkey.

Zecher tzaddik livrachah.

Artist’s concept of Voyager 1 in flight

September 5

In 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.

In 1882, the nation’s first Labor Day was celebrated with a parade in New York. (Although Labor Day now takes place on the first Monday of September, this first celebration occurred on a Tuesday.)

In 1914, the First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a French-British victory over Germany, began during World War I.

In 1977, the U.S. launched the Voyager 1 spacecraft two weeks after launching its twin, Voyager 2.