This Day in History – 20 Cheshvan/November 13

Tunnel Commission officials pose as they pay the first Holland Tunnel toll at midnight after the dedication ceremony in New York on Nov. 12, 1927. (AP Photo)
Tunnel Commission officials pose as they pay the first Holland Tunnel toll at midnight after the dedication ceremony in New York on Nov. 12, 1927. (AP Photo)

Yahrtzeiten

4949/1188, Rabbeinu Avraham, zt”l, the Raavad, mechaber of the Eshkol

5612/1851, Harav Shalom of Kaminka, zt”l

5648/1887, Harav Meshulam Yissachar Horowitz, zt”l, of Stanislav, mechaber of Bar Levai

5702/1941, Harav Yisrael Yitzchak Kalisch, Hy”d, of Skrenevitz

5743/1982, Harav Moshe Nosson Nuta Lemberger of Makava, zt”l

5744/1983, Harav Mordechai Sharabi, zt”l


 

5681/1920, Harav Shlomo Zalmina Zuckerman of Rashkov, zt”l

Harav Shlomo Zalmina Zuckerman was the son of Harav Yechiel Yosef of Rashkov (son of Harav Shlomo Zalmina, son of Harav Shabsi, founder of the Rashkover dynasty). Rav Shabsi was a talmid of the Baal Shem Tov and the Mezheritzer Maggid, best known for his siddur based on the kabbalistic explanations of the Ari, known as Siddur Rav Shabsi MiRashkov.

Harav Shlomo Zalmina was the son-in-law of Harav Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Mezhibuzh.

Following the petirah of his father, Harav Yechiel Yosef, on 7 Adar 5656/1896, Harav Shlomo Zalmina was appointed his successor as Rebbe in Rashkov.

His sons were Harav Yitzchak Meir of Rashkov; Harav Mordechai of Rezina; Harav Shalom; and Harav Yaakov.

His sons-in-law were Harav Baruch Dovid Twersky of Klinkowitz; Harav Yaakov Yisrael Rabinowitz of Charson; Harav Dovid Mordechai Twersky of Tolna; Harav Chaim Hager of Shotz; and Harav Moshe Dovid Twersky of Shpikov.

Harav Shlomo Zalmina was niftar on 20 Cheshvan 5681/1920 (some say 5676/1915).

Zechuso yagen aleinu.


Nov. 13

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to a friend, Jean-Baptiste Leroy: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

In 1849, voters in California ratified the state’s original constitution.

In 1909, 259 men and boys were killed when fire erupted inside a coal mine in Cherry, Illinois.

In 1927, the Holland Tunnel opened to the public, providing access between lower Manhattan and New Jersey beneath the Hudson River.

In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure lowering the minimum draft age from 21 to 18.

In 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws calling for racial segregation on public city and state buses.

In 1971, the U.S. space probe Mariner 9 went into orbit around Mars.

1974, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat addressed the U.N. General Assembly, the first representative of a non-governmental entity to do so.

In 1989, Polish labor leader Lech Walesa received the Medal of Freedom from President George H.W. Bush during a White House ceremony.

In 1994, Sweden voted in a non-binding referendum to join the European Union, which it did the following year.