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Is the 2nd day of the Month of Teveis significant in Judaism? Looking for answers as to what characteristics (historical, numerological or otherwise) that is commemorated by or significant to Judaism on this date. It can include both positive and negative significance. It can also include Yarzheits of well known personalities that are themselves significant to Judaism, or milestones in their lives (such as birthdays) that are currently or were celebrated within Judaism.

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See – msh210 Apr 5 '13 at 17:32
See for why this post was changed. – Yishai Jan 8 at 23:32
Why are birthdays of well known personalities ok? – Double AA Jan 9 at 0:17
Neither of the currently posted answers are valid under these edits. @Yishai – Double AA Jan 9 at 0:18
@DoubleAA, are those answers potential answers to an on scope question? I think yartzeits or birthdays of such people may be commemorated, or commemoratable, and of interest to jewish learning in any event. – Yishai Jan 9 at 2:44

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On 2 Teves 5700, R' Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was rescued from Nazi-occupied Warsaw (and eventually, a few months later, reached the United States).

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From the Luach Dvar B'Itoh תשע"א Page 452:

  • 2nd day of the Month of Teveis is sometimes זאת חנוכה. (other years it's the 7th day of Chanuka)
    • The last day of Chanuka is the last day in the year one can bring Bikurim - albeit without a Bracha since it's after Sukkoth. (ביכורים א, ו).
  • Yahrzeit of יעקב צבי בן יהושע אשר רבינוביץ מפוריסוב, the author of the עטרה לראש צדיק. Died in תרמ"ט.
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2 Teveis - December 15, 1947 the Jordanians laid siege to Yerushalayim

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The second of Teves 5613 (1752) is the Yartzeit of Yaakov Ibn Tzur, a Morrocan Rav and Kabbalist.

More about his life here. Note that it lists his Yartzeit as 1 Teves, but says he passed away on Shabbos night. That year Shabbos night was 2 Teves.

He is the author of several Piyutim, as well as the responsa משפט וצדקה ביעקב.

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Maybe they meant erev Shabbas? – Charles Koppelman Jan 15 at 5:44
Hebrew Wikipedia supports the 2 Teves date. – Yishai Jan 15 at 12:02

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