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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Cheshvan

Thursday November 20, 2014 12:21 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Yaakov Leizer, the Pshevorsker Rebbe, also known as RebYankele of Antwerp (1907-1999). Born in the small village of Roig near Riminov in Galicia, he joined the yeshiva in the town of Dukla after his bar (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Cheshvan

Wednesday November 19, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Shlomo Segal, Av Beis Din Polna’ah and Lvov, he authored MiBeis Levi (1638)

Rav Raphael Hoken of Hamburg (1723-1803). Born in Liphland to Rav Yekusiel Ziskind, the Rav of the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25 Cheshvan

Tuesday November 18, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham, brother of the Vilna Gaon, author of Maalos Hatorah (1807)

Rav Mordechai Rokeach, Rav of Bilgoria (Bilgoraya) (1949). The 4th Admor of Belz, after Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Cheshvan

Monday November 17, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBinyamin ben Yaakov Avinu, buried near Kfar Saba

Rav Avraham Azulai (1670-1744). Born in Fez to Rav Mordechai Azulai. In 1700, he fulfilled his life’s (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 23 Cheshvan

Sunday November 16, 2014 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aharon Katzenellenbogen of Brisk, author of Minchas Aharon (1854).

Rav Moshe Midner of Slonim-Baranowitz, a grandson of the Yesod Ha’avodah and a talmid of Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 21-22 Cheshvan

Friday November 14, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 21 Cheshvan

Rav Dovid ben Zimra, the Radbaz (1480-1573). Arriving in Tzefas as a child after the Spanish (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 20 Cheshvan

Thursday November 13, 2014 12:15 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham ben Yitzchak of Narbonne, author of Sefer HaEshkol, father-in-law of the the Raavad, Rav Avraham ben Dovid. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 19 Cheshvan

Wednesday November 12, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Naftali Yitzchak Segal, author of Naftali Seva Ratzon (1555)

Rav Yitzchak Avraham Wallerstein of Minsk, brother of the Shaagas Aryeh (1775) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 18 Cheshvan

Tuesday November 11, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yisrael Dov Ber Odesser, leader of Breslaver Chassidim (1888-1994). He is best known for revealing and teaching the Na Nach Nachma mantra.  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Cheshvan

Monday November 10, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov (1768-1825), founder of the Vizhnitz and Kosov dynasties and author of Ahavas Shalom. The son of Rav Yaakov Koppel Chassid, Rav Menachem (more…)

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What Did Shlomo Do On His Last Day On Earth?

Sunday November 9, 2014 9:11 AM

shlomo-carlebachBy Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

It was an ordinary Brooklyn fall day, Thursday, October 20, 1994 when Rabbi Yosef Wineberg (a grandson of the Slonimer Rebbe of (more…)

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Maran Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 16 Cheshvan

Sunday November 9, 2014 6:47 AM


He was the Sar HaTorah, the Rosh Kol Bnai HaGolah. The yochid b’doro whose passing left no other like (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Cheshvan

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Elazar Menachem Man Shach (1894-2001). Born in Vaboilnick, Lithuania, and left for Ponevezh (38km away) at age 7. Learned at Slabodka under Rav Yechezkel Bernstein (Divrei Yechezkel), then under


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Rebbetzin Leah Esther Chollak a”h, Upon Her 1st Yahrtzeit

Friday November 7, 2014 1:14 PM

ezer-mizionOn the second floor behind that special door… The address is the same. The furniture is the same. But the home will never be the same (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Cheshvan

Friday November 7, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 14 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Lowy, grandfather of the Maharal (1539) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Cheshvan

Thursday November 6, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Hachassid, author of Sefer Hachassidim (1150-1217). He was born in Speyer (Shapira) and died in Regensburg. His father, Shmuel, was a saintly and renowned Rosh Yeshiva in Speyer, and Rav (more…)

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Today in History - 12 Cheshvan

Wednesday November 5, 2014 12:23 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Tzadka, rosh yeshiva of Porat Yosef (1909-1991). Born in Yerushalayim, Rav Yehuda was a great-great grandson of Rav Tzadka Chutzin, author of Tzedaka U’misphat. His mother, Simcha, was the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits - 11 Cheshvan

Tuesday November 4, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesMetushelach ben Chanoch, grandfather of Noach (3074 BCE - 2105 BCE) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits - 10 Cheshvan

Monday November 3, 2014 12:12 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesGad ben Yaakov Avinu (1566 BCE-1441 BCE)

Rav Yechiel Michel of Krakow, author of Seder Gittin (1660) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Cheshvan

Sunday November 2, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Asher ben Yechiel, the Rosh (1250-1327). One of the three primary rishonim on whom the Rav Yosef Karo relied for the Shulchan Aruch. Rav Asher’s family traced its lineage to Rabbeinu (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7-8 Cheshvan

Friday October 31, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Meir Shapiro of Lublin (1887-1933). His father, Rav Yaakov Shimshon Katz of Shatz, Romania, was a descendent of Rav Pinchas Koretz, a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. His mother, Margala,


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Cheshvan

Thursday October 30, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Hachosid, founder of the Churva shul in Yerushalayim (1700)

Rav Shlomo Dovid Yehoshua Weinberg,
the Admor Hatzair of Slonim (1943) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 5 Cheshvan

Wednesday October 29, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Tzvi Hirsh Kalisher

Rav Moshe Birdogo, son of Rav Avraham. Rav Moshe resided in western Morocco and was known as (more…)

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Today’s Yahrzteits and History - 4 Cheshvan

Tuesday October 28, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Kalonimus Kalman Shapira,Piacezna Rebbe, author of Chovos Hatalmidim and Aish Kodesh (1889-1944). His father, Rav Elimelech of Grodzisk,  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 3 Cheshvan

Monday October 27, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yisrael of Ruzhin (1797-1850). Born to Reb Shalom, the Rebbe of Prohibisht (who was a son of Reb Avraham HaMalach, the son of the Maggid of Mezerich). He was engaged to the Rav of Berditchev at (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Cheshvan

Sunday October 26, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Baruch Hager, the Seret-Viznitz Rebbe, the Makor Baruch (1895-1963). Born to Rav Yisrael of Vizhnitz and Rebbetzin Hinda, a daughter of Rav Meir Horowitz of Dzikov, Rav Baruch was named after his


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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 30 Tishrei-1 Cheshvan

Friday October 24, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 30 Tishrei

Rav Tzvi Hirsh Chayos, the Maharatz Chayos (Chiyus), Rav of Zolkov (1805-1855). Born in Brody to (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 29 Tishrei

Thursday October 23, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesShimon Hatzadik of the Anshei Knesset Hagedola, 313 BCE

Rav Menachem Mendel of Vizhnitz (1830-1885), author of Tzemach Tzedek. Named (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Tishrei

Wednesday October 22, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Nachman Tzvi HaLevi of Kolomaya, son of Rav Yitzcak, Rav of Kolomaya (1829)

Rav Shmuel Landau of Prague, second son of the Noda BeYehuda (1837) (more…)

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