This Day In History 20 Cheshvan/November 9

A destroyed Jewish shop, Nov. 10, 1938, the day after Kristallnacht.


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

5612/1851, Harav Shalom, Rebbe of Kaminka, zy”a

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

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

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

5744/1983, Harav Mordechai Sharabi, zt”l

5681/1920, Harav Shlomo Zalmina Zuckerman, Rebbe of Rashkov, Zy”a

Harav Shlomo Zalmina Zuckerman was the son of Harav Yechiel Yosef, Rebbe 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.

Rav Shlomo Zalmina was the son-in-law of Harav Avraham Yehoshua Heschel, the Mezhibuzher Rebbe, zy”a.

Following the petirah of his father, Rav Yechiel Yosef, on 7 Adar 5656/1896, Rav Shlomo Zalmina was appointed 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, Rebbe of Klinkowitz; Harav Yaakov Yisrael Rabinowitz, Rebbe of Charson; Harav Dovid Mordechai Twersky, Rebbe of Tolna; Harav Chaim Hager, Rebbe of Shotz; and Harav Moshe Dovid Twersky, Rebbe of Shpikov.

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

Zechuso yagen aleinu.

Nov. 9

In 1620, the passengers and crew of the Mayflower sighted Cape Cod.

In 1872, fire destroyed nearly 800 buildings in Boston.

In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom that became known as “Kristallnacht.”

In 1981, the International Monetary Fund approved a $5.8 billion loan to India. It was the highest loan to date.