17 Cheshvan 5782 / Saturday, October 23, 2021 | Torah Reading: Vayeira
 
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17 Cheshvan Rav Benyamin Cheishen  
 
 
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17 Cheshvan Rav Menachem Mendel, the Ahavas Sholom, of Kosov  
 
 
    (1768-1825), founder of the Vizhnitz dynasty, of the Hagar family. He was a student of Reb Moshe Leib of Sassov and the son of Reb Koppel Chassid, the "chazzan" in the court of the Ba'al Shem Tov. He was known for his love of Jews and his great generosity

   
 
17 Cheshvan Rav Reuven Katz  
 
 
    (1880 – 1963) He was the Rabbi of Petach Tikva and author of “Degel Reuven.” After learning in a number of Yeshivot he was one of the 14 founding members of the Yeshiva of Slutz under Rabbi Issar Zalman Meltzer, whereupon he went to Vilna and was part of the “kibbutz – group” who learned with Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodiansky. In 1923 he became the Rabbi of Steveisk. In 1929 he went to America by the request of the Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan to raise funds for the desperately poor Yeshivot of Europe. There he became the Rabbi of Beon, New Jersey and served as the Nassi of the Agudas Rabbanim in the U.S. and Canada. In 1932 he came to Israel and served as the Rabbi of Petach Tikva which was in great distress, and turned it into one of the nicest cities in Israel. His son, Reb Leizer Katz, was a Rabbi in Passaic, New Jersey, for many years until he passed away in 2001.

   
 
17 Cheshvan Rav Yosef Farber  
 
 
    He was the Rosh HaYehsivah of “Heichal HaTalmud” in Tel Aviv.

   
 
17 Cheshvan Rav Alter Biderman  
 
 
    He was the Admor of Lelov, and passed away in 5752 (1991).

   
 

 
 
  
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