Re: Akiva EGER birthday #general

David Dubin <davidmdubin@...>

Hi all,
Is it possible that the discrepancy is simply the difference between
the Gregorian and Julian dates? Ten days apart is about right.
David Dubin

Traude Triebel wrote:

The Austrian Jewish Museum in Eisenstadt made a new hot announcement!

Sensational discovery! The Torah wimpel for the famous Rabbi Akiba Eger - we
can ultimately prove that he was born on 1 Cheshvan 522 = 29 October 1761
(and **not** as most sources claim on 8 November).

His brother Samuel was not born in 1755, but - as we reed in the Pinkas MILA
(circumcision register, Mohel book) - in 1762!

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