16 Iyar 5776 / Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Torah Reading: Bechukotai
 
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16 Iyar Rav Yechiel Michel Feinstein  
 
 
    Born to Rav Avrohom Yitzchok on 4 Tammuz in Uzda, Lithuania. At the age of seven Yechiel Michel lost his father and went to live with his grandfather, Rav Dovid Feinstein, the Rav of Stravin, Byelorussia. There he learned with his grandfather and uncles, Rav Moshe and Rav Mordechai. After his bar mitzvah he traveled to Slutsk to learn under Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer. When the Bolsheviks arrived, the yeshivah was forced to flee Lithuania, to Kletsk, Poland. There, he continued his studies with Rav Meltzer and Rav Aharon Kotler. After three years, he moved to Mir to learn with Rav Yerucham Leibovitz. He also learned in Brisk, Grodno, and Vilna. He escaped Europe for America in 1941, traveling together with Rav Aharon Kotler. Upon his arrival he opened a yeshivah in Boston for the students of Yeshivas Mir. Six months later his uncle, Rav Moshe Feinstein, summoned Rav Yechiel Michel to serve at his side as head of Yeshivas Tiferes Yerushalayim in New York. He was to spend the next sixty years there. During a brief trip to Eretz Yisroel in 1946, he married a daughter of the Brisker Rav, Lifsha. (1906-2003)

   
 
16 Iyar Rav Rafael Abbo  
 
 
    (1983). The Head of the Beit Din of Tel Aviv.

   
 
16 Iyar Rav Meir the son of Rabbi Moshe Rozenthal  
 
 
    The author of “Gishmei HaTal.”

   
 
16 Iyar Rav Chaim Dov Leshinsky  
 
 
    (1991). The author of “Shoshanas Yaakov.”

   
 
16 Iyar Rav Meir ben Gedaliah of Lublin  
 
 
    The author of Maharam on Shas, also known as Meir Einai Chachamim. He was invited to the rabbinate of Cracow in 1587, before the age of 30. In 1591 he became rabbi at Lemberg. In 1613 he became Rabbi at Lublin and established a Yeshiva (1558-1616)

   
 

 
 
  
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