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Special Days & Minhagim for entire month of Tishrei

Compiled By: Rabbi Shimon Raichik
CONGREGATION LEVI YITZCHOK
CHABAD OF HANCOCK PARK

Tishrei 1/September 7/Shabbos
First Day Rosh Hashanah


Creation of Adam Harishon and Chavah.

Birth of Kayin and Hevel. [Bereishis Rabah 22]

The Flood waters dried up; Noach sent out the dove and removed the cover of the ark, 1657. [Bereishis 8:5, 8:13, Rashi]

Sarah, Rivkah, Rachel, Leah and Chanah's prayers for children were answered. [Yevamos 64b, Tanchuma Vayera] Elisha ate at the house of the Shunamite woman and blessed her with children. [Melachim II, 4:16, Zohar, Beshalach]

Akeidah of Yitzchak, 2085.

Yahrtzeit of Sarah Imeinu, 2085.

Yosef was released from prison, 2236. [Rosh Hashanah 10b]

Pharaoh freed the Jews from labor, 2448. [Rosh Hashanah 11a]

Zerubavel brought the first offering on the new altar in Yerushalayim, 3391 (370 BCE). [Nechemiah 8:2]

Ezra read the Torah for the community returning from Bavel, inspiring Teshuvah, 3414(347 BCE). [Nechemiah 8:2]

Yahrtzeit of R. Amnon of Mayence, who died for Kiddush HaShem, while composing the Rosh Hashanah prayer "Unesaneh Tokef", 4772 (1012).

The Baal Shem Tov was told the redemption would come when "his wellsprings would spread forth", 5507 (1746).

Yahrtzeit of R. Meir Leib Malbim, commentator on Chumash, 5639 (1879). The Daf Yomi was initiated by R. Meir Shapiro of Lublin, 5683 (1923).

Tishrei 2/September 8/Sunday
2nd Day
Rosh Hashanah


Adam Harishon created fire on Motzei Shabbos from two stones [Midrash Socher Tov 92] which we commemorate every Motzei Shabbos.

Ezra gathered the people a second time to teach them the laws of Sukkos. [Nechemiah 8:13]

Yartzeit of Rebbitzin Sheina, youngest daughter of the Friediker Rebbe, killed in Treblinka 5702, 1941. The Rebbe always said Kaddish for her.

Tishrei 3/September 9/Monday
Tzom Gedaliah

Gedaliah ben Achikam, the last Jewish Governor of Israel, was assassinated, 3339 (423 BCE). [Melachim II 25:25]

Mentioning HaShem's name in legal documents stopped by the Chachamim. [Megillas Taanis 7, Rosh Hashanah 18b]

The Kohen Gadol would separate from his house, moving into the Beis Hamikdash for seven days to prepare for the Yom Kippur Service. [Yoma 2a]

Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Devorah Leah, daughter of the Alter Rebbe, mother of the Tzemach Tzedek, who sacrificed her life for the Alter Rebbe, 5553 (1793).

Tishrei 4/September 10/Tuesday
Yahrtzeit of Naftali, son of Yaakov Avinu, 2196.

Yahrtzeit of R. Yoel Baal Shem, 5474 (1713).

Tishrei 5/September 11/Wednesday
Rabbi Akiva was arrested by the Romans, 3894 (133). [Megillas Taanis 19a]

Tishrei 6/ September 12/Thursday
Yom Yud Gimmel Midos
Yahrtzeit of R. Aryeh Leib of Shpolya, "The Shpolyer Zayde", 5572 (1811).

The Shpola Zeideh, a disciple of the Maggid of Mezritch, was a man of intense fervor, far more than any of his colleagues - the Maggid's other disciples. When he visited the Alter Rebbe in Liadi in 5569 or 5570 (1809 or 1810) he related that when he was a child of three he saw the Baal Shem Tov. "He placed his holy hand over my heart and ever since I have felt warm." (Hayom Yom, Teves 14)

Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chanah, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, 5725 (1964).

Rebbetzin Chanah had special talents and refinement of character that was apparent from her early youth and her perspicacity was outstanding. She was a tower of support for her husband, Reb Levi Yitzchok's courageous communal work of preserving and disseminating Torah and Mitzvot. After his exile in 5569 (1939), she bravely traveled to join him and, by making ink out of local herbs which she herself gathered, enabled him to write his amazing Torah insights published years later.
In the year 5725(1964-5), in memory of his mother, Rebbetzin Chanah, the Rebbe began his practice to explain at every Shabbos Farbrengen a comment of Rashi on the Chumash, according to both the plain meaning and also esoteric teachings implicit within the commentary.

Tishrei 7/September 13/Friday
Birthday and Yahrtzeit of Zevulun, son of Yaakov Avinu, 2312. [Midrash Tadshe] Birthday of Dinah, Zevulun's twin.

Tishrei 8/September 14/
Shabbos Shuva

Dedication of the first Beis Hamikdash. [Divrei Hayamim II, 7:10, Rashi]

Yahrtzeit of R. Baruch, the Alter Rebbe's father, 5552 (1791).

Reb Baruch lived in Liozne and was very bothered that his son, the Alter Rebbe, would give him lots of fatherly honor. He would complain that it is improper for his son, of such holy stature, that the Shechina speaks through him, to stand up before his father. With that he traveled from city to city until he came to Solish, Hungary.
When he arrived in Solish, one of the wealthy men of the city invited him over for the day. The man owned a Brewery, and saw that he had special blessings in his business that day. Realizing that this blessing came because of his guest, he requested that Reb Baruch stay with him permanently, and he would provide all of his needs.
Reb Baruch lived there for many years. When he felt he was going to pass away, all of the city's respected gathered to see him. They asked him if he had any children so they can inform them of his passing. Reb Baruch told them that he has four children living in Russia, all Rabbis, two of them need to be informed, one just needs a hint, and the fourth (the Alter Rebbe) knows on his own.
A very honorable funeral was done, and he was laid to rest in a respectable plot.

Tishrei 9/September 15/Sunday
Erev Yom Kippur


Birthday of R. Yehudah Hanasi, 3895 (135). [Seder Hadoros]
R. Akiva was executed in Caesaria, 3895 (135). [Semachos 8]
"When R. Akiva died, R. Yehudah Hanasi was born." [Kiddushim 72b]

Hadrian forbade Bris Milah, 3895 (135). [Tosfos, Avodah Zorah 10b]

Yahrtzeit of R. Avraham Gumbeiner, author of Magen Avraham on Shulchan Aruch, 5443 (1682).
" . . as is well known, that the Alter Rebbe very much esteemed his rulings . . ." [Sichah, Purim, 5716]
" . . . [The Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch] was based on the authorities, Early and Later, and at their head, the Magen Avraham." [Introduction of the Alter Rebbe's sons to his Shulchan Aruch]

Tishrei 10/September 16/Monday
Yom Kippur


Avraham Avinu had his Bris. [According to Pirkei D'Rabi Eliezer 29]

Birthday of Rivkah. [Bereishis Rabah 57]
Yahrtzeit of Bilhah. [Bereishis Rabah 57]
Moshe Rabbeinu came down with the 2nd Luchos. [Shemos 34:29-30, Rashi] HaShem completely forgave the Jewish people for the sin of the golden calf. This day was established for forgiveness. [Rashi to Devarim 9:18]

HaShem forgave Dovid Hamelech for the sin of Bassheva, 2913. [Shmuel II 11:26-12:14, Introduction to the Zohar]

Dedication of First Beis Hamikdash continued on Yom Kippur.

Yechezkel prophesied the future Beis Hamikdash, 3352 (410 BCE). [Yechezkel 40]

Execution of some of the Asara Harugei Malchus, commemorated in the Piyut "Eileh Ezkerah", in Musaf of Yom Kippur, 3895 (135).

Yahrtzeit of R. Achai Gaon, 4291 (511).

Tishrei 11/September 17/Tuesday
The day called "G-tt's Nomen" ("HaShem's Name").
[check message length]Options: Automatically parse URLs:" . . . From the Baal Shem Tov: The reason they call the day after Yom Kippur "G-tt's Nomen": The names 'huv' or "Kadosh Baruch Hu" are only what relates to the world . . . as far as His essence it's not possible to call Him any Name in the world. If a person sins it affects the name 'huv, as is known. In the days of forgiveness there are ascensions before 'huv; thus on the day after Yom Kippur there's no specific Name, only "G?tt's Nomen": "HaShem's Name". [Sefer Haminhagim, p. 59]
[R. Avrohom of Buczacz, in Eshel Avrohom, Orach Chaim 644, cites another reason (also from the Baal Shem Tov): During Aseres Yemei Teshuvah we use the title "HaMelech HaKadosh". On this day we go back to saying "HaShem's name, "HaKeil HaKadosh".] Sefaradim call this day "Simchat Kohen" (The Kohen's Holiday) because the Kohen Gadol would make a Yom Tov when he came out in peace from the Kodesh Hakodashim. Morrocan Jews make a Seudah for the Kohanim: Libyan and Jerba (Tunisian) Kohanim don't do work today.

There's a custom to rise early to Shacharis today [so the Accuser can't accuse us of inconsistency in our resolve to do Teshuvah] [Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim: 642]

Moshe Rabbeinu taught the laws of Shabbos, [Shemos 35:1, Rashi] opened the first judicial session with the help of Yisro, [Shemos 18:13-23, Rashi] and called for contributions of materials for the Mishkan. [Shemos 31:18, Rashi]

Yahrtzeit of Mar Bar Rav Ashi, one of the last editors of the Talmud Bavli, 4226 (466). [Igeres Rav Sherira Gaon]

Tishrei 12/September 18/
Wednesday

Jews continued to bring material for the Mishkan. [Shemos 35:21, Shemos Rabbah 5]

Yahrtzeit of R. Avraham "The Malach", only son of the Mezeritcher Magid, author of Chesed L'Avraham, 5537, (1776).
When the Alter Rebbe came to Mezritch, the Maggid set him up to learn with his son. For three hours the Alter Rebbe would teach him Nigleh, and for three hours the "Malach" would teach the Alter Rebbe Chassidus. The Alter Rebbe used to change back the clock when they were learning Chassidus to gain extra time of learning from Reb Avraham.

Tishrei 13/September 19/Thursday
Yahrtzeit of our holy Master and Teacher, R. Shmuel, "the Rebbe MaHaRaSh", 5643 (1882). " . . His life and work is best summarized by his saying, "The world says if you can't go under an obstacle, you have to go over, and I say —go over in the first place." The simple meaning of this is that in Torah and Mitzvos we have to "go over in the first place": not make calculations, and when that's not enough, and you have to go above measure and limit, you go "over" —the Rebbe MaHaRaSh said "go over in the first place", in a way that's above calculations and limits." [Sichah, Tishrei 13, 5739].

Yahrtzeit of R. Akiva Eiger, outstanding Talmudic authority, 5598 (1837). The Mitteler Rebbe was close with him, and said for him the Maamar, "Al Tatzer Es Moav." [Beis Rebbe, Vol. II, P. 7]

Tishrei 14/September 20/Friday
Erev Sukkos

Shlomoh Hamelech finished dedicating the First Beis Hamikdash, 2936. [Divrei Hayamim II 7, Moed Katan 9a]

Today they would whitewash the stones of the Altar in the Beis Hamikdash.

Yahrtzeit of R. Yisroel, the Magid of Kozhnitz, student of the Mezeritcher Magid, author of Avodas Yisroel, 5575 (1814).

Tishrei 15/September 21/Shabbos
First Day Sukkos


Burial of Yaakov Avinu, 2255 [Seder Hadoros, 2255], (and thus the day of the death and burial of Eisav). [Sotah 13a]

Construction of the Mishkan began.

Tishrei 16/September 22/Sunday
Simchas Beis HaShoevah
[Taanis 3a]

Yahrtzeit of R. Moshe Zacuto, Kabbalist, author of Kol HaRaMaZ, on the Zohar. 5458 (1697).
Yahrtzeit of R. Sholom Dov Ber of Retzitza, grandson of the Tzemach Tzedek, 5669 (1908).

Tishrei 18/September 24/Tuesday
Yahrtzeit of R. Nachman of Breslov, author of Likutei MaHaRaN, 5571 (1810).

Yahrtzeit of R. Eliyohu of Vilna, known as the Vilna Gaon, 5558 (1797).

Tishrei 19/September 25/
Wednesday

Yahrtzeit of R. Yaakov Yitzchak of Pyrshyzcha, "The Yid Hakadosh", 5574 (1813).

Tishrei 20/September 26/Thursday
Yahrtzeit of R. Yaakov Yosef b.Yehudah Leib, ("Rav Yaybi"), Magid of Ostraha, student of the Mezeritcher Magid, 5551 (1791).

Tishrei 21/September 27/Friday
Hoshanah Rabah


Chagai prophesied about the Second Beis Hamikdash ("Greater will be the honor of this second House than the first") 3409 [Chagai 2 1-9]; he was one of the prophets who instituted the Striking of the Aravah on Hoshana Raba to commemorate the Beis Hamikdash. [Rashi to Sukah 44a]
Yahrtzeit of R. Yaakov Yosef, author of Toldos Yaakov Yosef, first printed book of Chasidus, student of the Baal Shem Tov, 5529 (1768).

Tishrei 22/September 28/Shabbos
Shemini Atzeres


Yahrtzeit of R. Aharon Halevi Hurvitz of Stroshel, primary student of the Alter Rebbe, author of Avodas Halevi and Shaar Hayichud, 5589 (1829).

Tishrei 23/September 29/Sunday
Simchas Torah


Moshe fought Og. [Tanchuma, Chukas 24]

Shlomoh Hamelech dismissed the people at the end of the dedication of the Beis Hamikdash. [Melachim I 8:66, Rashi, Divrei Hayamim II 2:7, Moed Katan 9a]

Tishrei 24/September 30/Monday
Isru Chag


Ezra gathered those returing from Bavel to do Teshuvah for intermarriage. [Nechemiah 9:1]

The Alter Rebbe was taken to Pet-ersburg, 5559 (1798), and again in 5561 (1800).

Yahrtzeit of R. Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, author of Kedushas Levi, close associate of the Alter Rebbe, 5570 (1809).
The Alter Rebbe praised Reb Levi Yitzchok very much for his great work in advocating on the behalf of every Jewish person with self-sacrifice. The Alter Rebbe said that when a Jew says Tehillim and mentions the name of the Rav of Berditchev, the letters reach the chambers of merit, and arouse mercy for him and his family.
After his passing, the Alter Rebbe went to Berditchev to wish his condolences to the family and to visit his gravesite.

Yahrtzeit of R. Mosheh Sofer, author of Chasam Sofer, 5600 (1839).

The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe left Russia, 5688 (1927).

Yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Rochel, wife of R. Meir Shlomo Yanovsky, grandmother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory. [Sefer Hasichos, 5749]. The Rebbe would say Kaddish on this day.

Tishrei 26/October 2/Wednesday

Yahrtzeit of R. Asher of Karlin, 5584 (1823).

Tishrei 27/October 3/Thursday
Yahrtzeit of R. Yitzchok of Dampierre, early primary Tosafist, 5000 (1240).

Tishrei 28/October 15/Monday
The Mitteler Rebbe was taken to Vitebsk, 5587 (1826).

Tishrei 29/October 5/Shabbos Bereishis
Shabbos Mevarchim Marcheshvan


Seven days after Sukkos: the last day one must announce a lost article. [Baba Metzia 28a]

Yahrtzeit of Shimon Hatzadik, 3449 [Yoma 39b]

Yahrtzeit of Don Yitzchak Abarbanel, leader of Spanish Jewry, Tanach commentator, 5268 (1508).

Tishrei 30/October 6/Sunday
Day 1 Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan


Cheshvan 1/October 7/Monday
Day 2 Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan
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Thank you for the list of the special days.
Please post the Minhagim soon!
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The customs were placed in separate threads in this section ('Tishrei').
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בהושע"ר המנהג שהאב מצליף על הילידים שי' עם הערבה, ומברך אותם שלא ידעו ממכה כל השנה, ויהיו מאושרים ברוחניות ובגשמיות - אג"ק לכ"ק אדמו"ר מוהריי"צ חט"ו ע' סח
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