This Day In History 22 Sivan/June 16

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

In 5285/1525, the pope ordered the Jews of Carpentras, France, to wear distinctive yellow hats.


5591/1831, Harav Dovid Deutsch, zt”l, mechaber of Ohel Dovid

5625/1865, Harav Moshe Yeruchem of Kotzk, zt”l

5665/1905, Harav Baruch Asher of Chernobyl, zt”l

5668/1908, Harav Eliyahu Bechor Chazan, zt”l, mechaber of Taalumos Lev

5675/1915, Harav Yosef Leib Sofer of Paksh, zt”l, mechaber of Yalkut Sofer

5717/1957, the Vasloier Rebbe, Harav Chaim Dov Halperin, zt”l

5733/1973, Harav Isamar Rosenbaum of Nadvorna, zt”l

5764/2004, Harav Yitzchok Shlomo Ungar, zt”l, Rav of Chug Chasam Sofer and former Rosh Yeshivah of Machaneh Avraham

5522/1762, Harav Dovid Mirels (Frenkel), zt”l, mechaber of Korban Ha’eidah on Yerushalmi

Harav Dovid Mirels (Frenkel) was the son of Harav Naftali Hirsch. He was born c. 5464/1704 in Berlin.

Reb Dovid was at first Rav in Dessau; he was appointed Rav of Berlin in 5502/1742.

Great in Torah and blessed with wealth, he was renowned for tzedakah and chessed.

Reb Dovid devoted himself to a study of Talmud Yerushalmi, which had been largely neglected. He gave a great impetus to the study of the Yerushalmi with his commentary, Korban Ha’eidah. It is similar in style to that of Harav Moshe Margaliot, the Pnei Moshe. The Korban Ha’eidah covers the sedarim of Moed, Nashim and Nezikin. It is found on the outer side of the page.

His other notes on the Yerushalmi, found at the bottom of the page, are called Shiyarei Korban, and provide corrections to inaccuracies in the text.

The Avnei Nezer writes in the name of his father-in-law, the Kotkzer Rebbe, that with Korban Ha’edah one is able to understand the Yerushalmi.

Reb Dovid was niftar on 22 Sivan 5522/1762.

Zecher tzaddik livrachah.

June 16

In 1858, accepting the Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate, Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

In 1907, the Russian czar dissolved the Duma in St. Petersburg.

In 1933, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was founded as President Roosevelt signed the Banking Act of 1933.

In 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the closure of all German consulates in the United States.