This Day in History – 27 Elul/September 2

Shaar blatt of Menuchas Moshe.
Shaar blatt of Menuchas Moshe.

27 Elul

Third day of Creation: Hashem created the seas, the grass and the trees. This is the only day on which the Torah states twice “and Hashem saw that it was good.” Therefore, many tzaddikim referred to Tuesday as the yom shehuchpal bo ki tov — the day in which “it is good” is doubled.

In 5374/1614, the Jews of Frankfurt-am-Main were expelled; a taanis tzibbur was instituted to commemorate the expulsion.

In 5497/1737, the Jews of New York were barred from voting.

Yahrtzeiten

5479/1719, Harav Moshe Segal of Lvov, zt”l. He was known as Rosh Hagolah U’manhig Hamedinah

5486/1726, Harav Yitzchak Chiyus, zt”l, Rav in Skolya

5560/1800, Harav Nosson Hakohen Adler of Frankfurt, zt”l

5593/1833, Harav Yaakov Leib of Kvahl, zt”l

5615/1855, Harav Shalom of Belz, zt”l

5633/1873, Harav Binyamin Tzvi Orbach, zt”l, mechaber of Nachal Eshkol


 

5649/1889

Harav Moshe Nosson Nota Jungreis, zt”l, the Menuchas Moshe

Born in 5592/1832, Harav Moshe Nosson Nota Jungreis was the son of Harav Asher Anshel, Rav of Tchenger and mechaber of Menuchas Asher. His mother was the daughter of Harav Meir Almashder, Rav in Mattersdorf. His famous brothers were Harav Avraham, Rav in Tchenger, and Harav Shmuel Zev, Rav in Bahim.

He married the daughter of Harav Chaim Yosef Dov Kahana-Heller, Rav of Krasna.

Reb Moshe Nota, as he was called, was a talmid chacham, renowned for his mesirus nefesh for Torah. He learned standing up to keep himself awake. He also fasted often. He dispensed sage advice, especially concerning health issues.

Some of his sefarim are She’eilos U’teshuvos Menuchas Moshe and Toras Moshe Nosson on Torah.

He was niftar on 27 Elul 5649/1889, at the age of 67.

His sons were Harav Asher Anshel, Rav in Diandiash, and Harav Shmuel Chaim of Wamash-Mikolay.

His sons-in-law were Harav Moshe Aharon Mandelbaum, Rav of Marash-Washarelli, and Harav Menachem Mendel Lemberger, Rav of Tisa Polgar.

Zecher tzaddik livrachah.


 

Gov. George Wallace blocks the entrance to the University of Alabama as he turned back a federal officer attempting to enroll two black students at the university campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wallace backed down when President John Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard and ordered troops to Tuscaloosa.(AP Photo/File)
Gov. George Wallace blocks the entrance to the University of Alabama as he turned back a federal officer attempting to enroll two black students at the university campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Wallace backed down when President John Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard and ordered troops to Tuscaloosa.(AP Photo/File)

September 2

In 1666, the Great Fire of London broke out.

In 1789, the United States Treasury Department was established.

In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s forces occupied Atlanta.

In 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt offered the advice, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair.

In 1935, a Labor Day hurricane slammed into the Florida Keys, claiming more than 400 lives.

In 1945, Japan formally surrendered in ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, ending World War II.

In 1945, Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam an independent republic. (Ho died on this date in 1969.)

In 1963, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace prevented the integration of Tuskegee High School by encircling the building with state troopers.

In 1993, the United States and Russia formally ended decades of competition in space by agreeing to a joint venture to build a space station.