Tzaddikim Hilulahs

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A Tzadik's Hilulah is the anniversary of their death. 

By lighting a candle for the soul-elevation of a tzaddik, his merit and soul are aroused, and then the tzaddik turns to the request of this person who lit the candle for his merit, in order to intercede for him in heaven (see Pachad David, Parashat VaYelech).

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How to light a candle

How do YOU light a candle?

(If the Hilulah is on Shabbat either light the Hilulah candle before lighting Shabbat candles or wait until Shabbat is over to light the Hilulah candles.)

(Lighting for a Hilulah you can use any candle even tea lights or a wick with some olive oil or a Yarzeit candle)

1) Light a 25 hour candle in his or her honor. There is no specific Blessing. Some say the following. This candle is being lit In the merit of ______________.

or

Others say the following: It is the custom within Klal Yisroel to light a Yartzeit candle on the day that a relative or a Tzadik has passed away. The lighting has no accompanying blessing, and people would like to express themselves in a Tefillah when lighting the candle. This is not only true on a Yartzeit but whenever Yom Tov comes as well.

or

Suggested prayer for Lighting a Yartzeit or Hilulah Candle:

Behold I am lighting this lamp for the resting and uplifting of the soul of my father / my mother, my teacher _______ the son / daughter of ______________ May it be Your will before you, Hashem our G-d and the G-d of our forefathers, that all my good deeds whether in thought, speech or action be done for a merit and a resting and an elevation of the souls of your nation Israel. It should be especially for the soul of my father / mother / teacher _____. May it be Your will that their souls be bound in the pebbles of life.

Tishrei

1 Tishrei

Rav Amnon HaKadosh from Megentzia

Rav Yehuda Eiyash – the “Mateh Yehuda”

Rav Eliyahu Chamoi

Rav Yitzchak bar Moshe HaKohen

Matriarch Sarah, Zy”a (may her merit protect us) 

Rav David and Rav Moshe

Simeon ben Azzai

Rabbi Moshe David Tendler

Meir Leibush ben Yehiel Michel Wisser

Rabbi Yaacov Dovid Wilovsky

Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Wilovsky

2 Tishrei

Rav Salman Eliyahu – the “Kerem Shlomo”

Rav Moshe bar Shaul Hakohen

Rav Yisrael Lipshitz – the “Tiferes Yisrael”

Rabbi David HaKohen Rapporport

3 Tishrei

Gedalia ben Achikam

Rav Yosef Bechor Vital

Rav Ephraim HaKohen

Rabbi Abraham Abele Gombiner

Rabbi Sekl Loeb Wormser

Rabbi Naftoli Trop

4 Tishrei

Rav Yaakov Chai Gaj the Second

Rav Yisrael Yaakov Borleh – the “Makor Yisrael”

Rav Yehuda Shlomo Chai Elkelai (Rabbi Judah (Yehuda) Alkalai/Judah ben Solomon Chai Alkalai

Rav Natan Marcus

Rav Avraham Dantziger – the “Chayei Adam”

Rabbi Avraham Danzig

5 Tishrei

Rav Benyamin Gerji

Naphtali Ben Yaazov Avinu

Rabbi Baruch Shalom HaLevi Ashlag

6 Tishrei

Rav Areyeh Leib of Shepuli – “Saba from Shepuli”

Rav Avraham Kalphun

Rav Yaakov Yosef

Rav Shmuel Tzadaka Chutzin

7 Tishrei

Zevulun – One of the Twelve Tribes of Israel

Rav Yaakov Anatbe

Rav Chanoch Moshe Angel

Rav David bar Avraham Oppenheim

Rav Yosef Barabi

8 Tishrei

Rav Avner Yisrael

Rav Shlomo Bachor Chutzin

9 Tishrei

Rav Avraham Savah

Rav Avraham HaLevi

Rav Yitzchak Zeev HaLevi Soloveitchik

10 Tishrei

Rebbe Akiva 

11 Tishrei

Rav Moshe HaLevi

Rav Moshe Chabush

Rav Moshe Yemini

Rav Shlomo Buchbut

Rav Yisrael M’kiketz Chadad

12 Tishrei

Rav Yisrael Yaakov Tzarfati

13 Tishrei

Rav Moshe Yosef Mordechai Meyuchas

Rav Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky

Rav Shaul Ededi

14 Tishrei

Rav Ben Tzion Bruk

Rav Aharon Dayan

The Gaon Rabbi Yosef Tzvi

15 Tishrei

Rav Chaim Ashkenazi

Rav Ephraim bar Avraham Erdit

Rav Yaakov Shimon Matlon

Rav Yaakov Moshe Kramer

The Patriarch Yaakov Avinu

16 Tishrei 

Rav Moshe Zechut (Rabbi Moshe ben Mordechai Zacuto)

Rav Yitzchak bar Yosef Sharim

Rav Tzvi Hirsch bar Shlomo

Rabbi Seligman Baer (Isaac Dov) Bamberger

Rabbi Marie Yahya Shoher al-Badihi

17 Tishrei

Rav Avraham ben Yair

Rav Moshe Chazan

Rav Aharon HaKohen Tangy

Rav Yehuda Kubo the Third

Rav Moshe Ruzhin – “Nezer HaKodesh”

Rabbi Solomon Judah Loeb Rapoport

Rabbi Moshe Rosen

18 Tishrei 

Rav Yosef Danon

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Rav Shalom HaKohen

19 Tishrei

Rav Yaakov ben Shevet

Rav Altar Mazuz

HaGaon Rebbe Eliyahu Zalman – the Gaon M’Vilna

Rav Yosef Addes

Rav Yaakov Yitzchak of Peshischa

Rav Meir Yehuda – “Ohr L’Meir”

20 Tishrei

Rav Yechiel

Rav Eliezer Papo

Rav Yaakov Yosef of Polna’ah

21 Tishrei

Rav Yehuda Burlah

Rav Yeshuah Chavita

Rav Shimon Montiliah

Rav David Chai Dayan

22 Tishrei

Rav Chanoch ben R. Moshe of Kordova

Rav Shalom Ammar

23 Tishrei

Rav Benyamin Chadad

Rav Dovid HaLevy Yungreiz

24 Tishrei

Rav Yosef Chasun

Rav Yosef Sirso

Rav Yaakov Moshe bar Yehuda Toledano

25 Tishrei

Rebbe Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov

Rav David Kohen L’mejerabi

Rav Pinchas bar David Kohen Tangy

Rav Shmuel Yisrael

Rav Moshe Sofer – The “Chatam Sofer”

26 Tishrei 

Rav Moshe HaKohen Shauli

Rav Yehuda Yudel Rozenberg

Rav Dovid Elimelech

27 Tishrei 

Rav Yitzchak bar Shmuel, one of the Tosfot

Rav David Chai Meir Nissim

Rav Shaul Antebbe

Rav Eliyahu Abuchatzeira

28 Tishrei

Rav Avichazar Avraham

Rav Yaakov Chaim bar Shmuel Ben-Naim

29 Tishrei

Shimon the Righteous – the Kohen Gadol

Rav Rachimim Yosef Franko

30 Tishrei

Rav Klelifa Gig

Rav Menashe Levy

Tishrei

1 Cheshvan

Rav Menachem Mendel of Viznitch

Rav Yosef bar Yehuda Angel

2 Cheshvan

Rav Baruch Hagar

Rav Yosef Boskilah

HaMaharshda’’m

3 Cheshvan

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Rabbi Israel Friedman of Ruzhin

Rabbi Yehuda Leib Schneerson

4 Cheshvan

Rav Kalunimus Kalmish Shapira

Rav Eliyahu Sharim

5 Cheshvan

Rav Moshe Birdugo

Rav Tzvi Hirsch Kalisher

Rav Avraham HaLevy Ziyunas

6 Cheshvan

Rabbi Yehuda the Chassid

Rabbi Shlomo Katzin

Rabbi Shaul David Chai Mualem

Rabbi Shlomo David Yehoshua

Rabbi Shmuel Halevi Rata

7 Cheshvan

Rav Nosson Dovid of Peshischa

Rav Chezkiah David Abulaphia

Rabbi Simcha Elberg

8 Cheshvan

Rabbi Yonah Girundi - Shaarei Teshuvah

Rabbi Moshe Yosef HaCohen Twill

Rabbi Nachum of Hordana

Rabbi Yaakov Mualem

9 Cheshvan

The Rosh – Rav Asher bar Yechiel

Rabbi Shimon Yehuda HaCohen is transparent - Shaarei Yosher

Rav David Laniado

Rav Yitzchak Shik

10 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Katzin

Gad, One of the Twelve Tribes

Rabbi Raphael Aharon ben Shimon

Rav Dov Berish Weidenfeld

Rav Mechlof Nissim Didi

11 Cheshvan

Rachel Imanu

Rav Ephraim Merkado Elkelai

Rav Menachem Nachum bar Tzvi Hirsch

Rav Yehuda Leib Chasman

Rav Avraham Weinberg of Solonim

Rav Avraham Koriat of Mugador 

12 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Tzedaka

Rav Yaakov Chaim

Rav Ben Tzion Hazan

Rav Nachum Of Shadik

Rav Zev Wolf Kitzess

Rav Michal Shalfobarsky

13 Cheshvan

Rav Meshulam Zusia of Loyev

Rabbi Shraga Grossbard

Rav Rachamin Brada

Rav Yishayahu Chanun

14 Cheshvan

Rav Avraham Elimelech

Rav Avraham Yitzchak of Chasaloeitch

Rav Yonah Eliyahu

Rav Dov Ber Shapira

15 Cheshvan

Rav Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz, the "Chazon Ish" 

Rav Eliezer ben Archa

Rav Arye Leib 'Baal Haisurim'

Rav Yehuda Leon Patilun

Matityahu son of Yochanan Cohen Gadol

Rav Yitzchak Algazi

16 Cheshvan

Rabbi Chaim Pinto

Rav Eliezar Menachem Mann Shach

Rav Ben Tzion Koainkah

Rav Avraham Yishmael Chai Sangoniti

Rav Yosef Toisig

17 Cheshvan