This Day in History – 22 Tammuz/July 5

22 Tammuz

In 5317/1557, the Marranos were given permission to leave Portugal.

Yahrtzeiten

5371/1611, Harav Manoach Hendel, zt”l, mechaber of Chachmas Manoach

5552/1792, Harav Shlomo, Rebbe of Karlin, Hy”d

5633/1873, Harav Dovid Morgenstern, Rebbe of Kotzk, zy”a

5702/1942, Harav Nechemia Alter, zt”l

5704/1944, Harav Avraham Grodzinksi, Hy”d, Mashgiach of Yeshiva of Slabodka


5697/1937

Harav Yisrael Yosef Finkler, Rebbe of Radoshitz, Zy”a

Harav Yisrael Yosef Finkler was the son of Rav Eliezer Dovid Finkler of Radoshitz. He married the daughter of Harav Yaakov Tennenwurtzel.

Following the petirah of his father on 22 Adar 5687/1927, Rav Yisrael Yosef was appointed Rav in Radoshitz. His older brother Harav Chaim Asher, zy”a, served as Rebbe. Later on, Rav Yisrael Yosef became Rebbe, in addition to serving as the Rav.

Renowned for his greatness in Torah, Rav Yisrael Yosef was considered a gaon. His hours-long tefillos were charged with much emotion, which inspired all those present.

Rav Yisrael Yosef was niftar on 22 Tammuz 5697/1937.

Zechuso yagen aleinu.


July 5

In 1811, Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.

Flag of Venezuela from 1905-1930

In 1865, the Secret Service Division of the U.S. Treasury Department was founded in Washington, D.C. with the mission of suppressing counterfeit currency.

In 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act.

In 1940, during World War II, Britain and the Vichy government in France broke off diplomatic relations.

In 1984, the Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old “exclusionary rule,” deciding that evidence seized in good faith with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.