This Day In History 29 Cheshvan/November 30

Harav Avraham Abish Kanner, zt”l, the Tchechover Rebbe of Haifa
Harav Avraham Abish Kanner, zt”l, the Tchechover Rebbe of Haifa

In 4402/641, with the Arab capture of Egypt, Jews were again permitted to live in Alexandria. (The Egyptian Jewish community was already 1,000 years old at that time.)


Yahrtzeiten

5600/1840, Harav Chaim Hakohen Rapaport of Ostraha, zt”l, mechaber of Mayim Chaim

5603/1842, Harav Shloime Tzvi Berliner, zt”l, Rav of London

5613/1852, Harav Yitzchak Isaac Chaver, zt”l

5633/1872, Harav Shimon Yehudah Fonfeder, zt”l, mechaber of Mayanei Mayim


5744/1983, Harav Avraham Abish Kanner, zy”a, the Tchechover Rebbe of Haifa

Harav Avraham Abish Kanner was the son of Harav Yaakov Shimshon, who was the son-in-law of Harav Moshe Halberstam of Shinev, the son of Harav Yechezkel Shraga, the Divrei Yechezkel of Shinev. He served as Rav in Tchechov after his uncle, Harav Yeshayah of Tchechov, moved to Cracow.

Reb Avraham Abish married the daughter of Harav Mordechai Yosef Moishe Moskowitz of Sulitza, a descendant of the Zlotchov dynasty.

In 5684/1924, Reb Avraham Abish was appointed Rebbe in Botashan, and later in Yassi. His father was niftar in 5701/1941 in Klausenburg.

In 5708/1948, after being forced to spend time on Cyprus, Reb Avraham Abish arrived in Eretz Yisrael and settled in Haifa, where he opened a beis medrash. He was close with many of the Rebbes of the time.

He was niftar on 29 Cheshvan 5744/1983 and buried in Teveria.

His divrei Torah were published in Ohel Kedoshim.

Zechuso yagen aleinu.


With an emotional James Brady in the foreground, President Clinton speaks at White House Nov. 30, 1993, prior to the signing of the Brady bill. The bill is named after Mr. Brady, who was critically injured from a gunshot wound during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
With an emotional James Brady in the foreground, President Clinton speaks at White House Nov. 30, 1993, prior to the signing of the Brady bill. The bill is named after Mr. Brady, who was critically injured from a gunshot wound during the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Nov. 30

In 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris for ending the Revolutionary War; the Treaty of Paris was signed in Sept. 1783.

In 1803, Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France, which had sold it to the United States.

In 1858, John Landis Mason received a patent for the first pepper shaker with a screw-on cap.

In 1993, U.S. President Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.