Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Nissan

Monday March 30, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesMiriam Hanevia (1395-1272 or 1270 BCE)

Rav Betzalel Hacohen, Rav of Vilna, author of Mareh Cohen and Shu”T Reishis Bikkurim. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Nissan

Sunday March 29, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Yozfe Norlingen (1637), author of Yosef Ometz.

Rav Yaakov Tzvi Yalish (Yolles) of Dinov, the Melo Haro’im {Malei Roim} (1778-1825). He was born (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History -7-8 Nissan

Friday March 27, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak of Drovitch (1758). He was the father of R’ Yechiel Michel, the Maggid of Zlotschov. In later years, Rav Yitzchak served as the official maggid or “mochiach” (admonisher) and dayan in the beis (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Nissan

Thursday March 26, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen (1521-1597). The son of Rav Meir of Padua (the Maharam Padua), Rav Shmuel was born in Padua. He served on the Beis Din of Venice and became Rav of the city (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Nissan

Wednesday March 25, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt, the Ohev Yisrael (1755-1825). He learned under Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk and Rav Yechiel Michel of Zlotchov. In 1800 he accepted the post of Rabbi of Apta. Although he held  (more…)

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Today in History - 4 Nissan

Tuesday March 24, 2015 12:03 AM

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Rav Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenberg, author of HaKesav Vehakabala (1785-1865). A talmid of Rav Akiva (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits in History - 3 Nissan

Monday March 23, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aryeh Leib Grossnass, author of Lev Aryeh

Rav Eliyahu Meir Finkel, Nasi Yeshivas Mir, Jerusalem, and father of the Mirrer Rosh (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Nissan

Sunday March 22, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Baruch, father of the Maharam miRottenberg (1275)

Rav Eliyahu Kalmankash, Rav of Lublin (1633) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 29 Adar-1 Nissan

Friday March 20, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Yitzchak ben Rabbeinu Asher, and grandson of the Riva, was murdered with numerouis other Jews because of a blood libel (1196). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Adar

Thursday March 19, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Halevi Klein of Boskowitz, author of Machtzis Hashekel, a super-commentary on the Magen Avraham on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim (1738-1827) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Adar

Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesTzedkiah, last king of Yehuda, died in captivity, in Bavel (561 BCE).

Rav Yosef Shaul HaLevi Nathanson (1810-1875 or 1878). Born in Brezhan, Galicia, he was married at the age of 16. His father, Rav Aryeh Leibush, was a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi, the Maharsha, the Rema, the  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Adar

Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesSarah Schneirer, mother of the Bais Yaakov movement (1935)
-Rav Eliezer Lippa, the son of Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk (1813). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25 Adar

Monday March 16, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Gershon (ben Efrayim) Kitover, brother-in-law of the Baal Shem Tov (1696-1761). His father was a Rav and Av Beis Din in one of the four batei din in Brody , Poland . In 1747, he moved to Eretz (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Adar

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Eizik Margulies of Prague (1525).

Rav Chaim Algazi of Kushta, author of Nesivos Hamishpot. Student of Rav Shlomo Algazi Rabbi of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 22-23 Adar

Friday March 13, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yaakov of Novominsk (1902). Father of Rav Yehuda Aryeh Perlow of Vlodova (1878-1961) and Rav Alter Yisrael Shimon Perlow of Novominsk. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 21 Adar

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham ben Musa (1660-1733). Born to Rav Shlomo in Tutiuan , Morocco , he moved to Saly , Morocco some time before 1706, and was probably Rav of the city. A learned mekubal, he later moved (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 20 Adar

Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Meir Schiff, the Maharam Schiff (1608-1644). Born in Frankfurt am Main, he became Rav of the nearby town of Fulda at the age of 17. His chidushim on the Talmud are terse, incisive, and profound. In 1644,  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 19 Adar

Tuesday March 10, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid (ben Tzvi Elimelech) of Dinov (1804-1874). Rav Dovid was the author of Tzemach Dovid and the son of the Bnei Yissoschar. He succeeded his father as Rebbe in Dinov following the latter’s petira (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 18 Adar

Monday March 9, 2015 12:11 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Alexander Ziskind, born in Brzhen, but lived most of his life in Horodna (Grodno, Belarus), Lithuania, the product of the teaching of Rav Aryeh Leib Epstein, Rav of Nikolsberg. He authored the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Adar

Sunday March 8, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Davidson (1760-1854). Born in Pinchov, he lost his father at an early age. Soon after his bar mitzvah, the Warsaw gevir, Rav Naftali Tzvi Tzinimer, made the shidduch for Rav Chaim to marry his (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14 Adar, Purim

Thursday March 5, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Ze’ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Adar

Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda (ben Shmuel) HeChasid, author of Sefer Chasidim (1150-1217). His father (1120-1175), led a famous yeshiva in Speyer, and served as Rav Yehuda’s rebbe. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Adar

Tuesday March 3, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Pardo, founder of Or Hachaim Seminary in Bnei Brak

Rav Pinchas (ben Baruch) Hager of Borsha (1869-1941). He was raised not only by his father, the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Adar

Monday March 2, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Gershon (ben Yitzchak) Ashkenazi (1625-1693). Born in Holtz, Germany, he left home to learn in the yeshiva of Rav Yoel Sirkes, the Bach, in Krakow, Poland. He was also a close talmid of Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Adar

Sunday March 1, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663).

Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8-9 Adar

Friday February 27, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Dovid Ungar of Neitra, a descendent of Don Yitzchak Abarbanel.

Rav Gershon of Lotzk, a talmid of the Mezritcher Maggid (1788). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Adar

Thursday February 26, 2015 12:11 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirthday of Moshe (ben Amram) Rabbeinu [1393 BCE (Sotah 12b)] and his yahrtzeit [1273 BCE] (Kiddushin 38a)

Rav Shlomo Ephraim of Lunshitz, author of Kli Yakar (1550-1619). After serving as rosh yeshiva in (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Adar

Wednesday February 25, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel ben Natronai, one of the Baalei Tosefos, was tortured and martyred (1197).

Rav Daniel Prostitz (1759-1846). Rav of Pressburg and colleague of the Chasam Sofer. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Adar

Tuesday February 24, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Ze’ev Wolf (Velvele) of Ostracha (also known as Tcharni-Ostraa) (1823). He was a close talmid of Rav Dov Ber (the Maggid) of Mezritch and Rav Pinchas of Koritz. Thereafter, he became a follower of Rav (more…)

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