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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27-28 Kislev

Friday December 19, 2014 12:04 AM

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Rav Tzvi Hersh Rosanish, author of Tesha Shitos (1804). He was the son of Rav Yissachar Dovrish, Av (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Kislev

Thursday December 18, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham ben Dovid, Ravad III, also known as the Baal Hasagos (1121-1198). The 3rd of three great Jews named Avraham ben Dovid who lived in the same era, this Rav Avraham was born in Provence in the

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25 Kislev

Wednesday December 17, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Avraham, son of the Vilna Gaon (1808)

Rav Yaakov Ettlinger (1798-1871), son of Rav Aharon, rosh yeshiva of the local mesivta in Karlsruhe, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 24 Kislev

Tuesday December 16, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini, the Sdei Chemed (1832-1904). Rav Chaim was born in Yerushalayim and was married at 18. After his father was  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 23 Kislev

Monday December 15, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Dovid of Novhardok (1837), author of Galya Maseches

Rav Dovid Teveli Shiff, author of Lashon Zahav, and the son of Shlomo Zalman HaKohen Shiff (more…)

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Rav Yitzchok Hutner zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

Friday December 12, 2014 6:12 AM

rav-hutner1Over three decades after his petiroh, Rav Yitzchok Hutner’s Torah is as eagerly sought as ever. The volumes of his Pachad Yitzchok are treasured by those who possess and pore over them, their message casting (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 20-21 Kislev

Friday December 12, 2014 12:11 AM

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Rav Baruch Hager of Seret-Viznitz, the Imrei Baruch (1892). The son of Rav Menachem Mendel Hager, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 19 Kislev

Thursday December 11, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dov Ber, the Maggid of Mezritch (1704-1772). Born in Lukatch to Reb Avraham, he was descended from Rav Hai Gaon and Rav Yochanan Hasandler, a descendent of Dovid Hamelech. Rav Dov (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 18 Kislev

Wednesday December 10, 2014 12:08 AM

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Rabbeinu Avraham ben HaRambam, the only son of the Rambam, born to him by his second wife. Born in Fostat, Egypt (1186-1238). Author of Hamaspik L’avdei Hashem. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Kislev

Tuesday December 9, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Yosef Yoizel Horowitz, Alter of Novardok (1849[or 1858]-1919). Born in the Lithuanian town of Plongian to Rav Shlomo Zalman, Rav and Dayan  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 16 Kislev

Monday December 8, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Yaakov of Lublin (1644), father of Rav Herschel of Cracow

Rav Shaul Yedidya Elazar Taub (the Imrei Shaul), the second Modzitzer Rebbe. Born in Osherov. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Kislev

Sunday December 7, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candleReb Yehuda HaNasi, son of Rav Shimon ben Gamliel, and redactor of the Mishna (120-192 CE)

Rav Avraham Ibn Ezra (the second), author of Batei Kenesiyos (1760). (more…)

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The Romanian Gaon

Friday December 5, 2014 7:22 AM

rabazThis article was written about my grandfather, The Gaon Rabbi Be zalel Ze’ev Shafran z’l, Chief of the Rabbinic court of Baku, Romania, author of Sh’elot U’tshuvot R’BAZ.  He died on the 14th of Kislev 5690 (1930). The article was originally printed in different form in the volumes “Otsar Hachaim” and “Kibutzei Ephraim”, and also in the local Jewish publications “Tribuna Evreska” in 1932, issue 22, and “Bakuvel”, issue 203, 1932.

I offer this revised version in his memory for his yarzheit.

- Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

To be called “Gaon” is a mark of distinguished honor, one bestowed only upon the most grand of the grandest Torah luminaries; it is a title (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Kislev

Friday December 5, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRavina berei D’rav Huna (499 or 421 CE). Rosh Metivta of Sura. He, together with his teacher, Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Kislev

Thursday December 4, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRavina II Bar Shmuel (c. 475), who completed the codification of the Talmud Bavli begun earlier by Rav Ashi. His petirah marks the end of the period of Amoraim. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Kislev

Wednesday December 3, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Yehoshua Katz, Rav in Krakow (1734)

Rav Yaakov Yitzchak Halevi of Pressburg, author of Imrei Ravrevei (1762). (more…)

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Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

Tuesday December 2, 2014 2:07 AM

rav-isser-zalman-meltzerBoth Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein, the Rosh Yeshiva in Slabokda and later in Chevron, and his brother in law and Chavrusa in Kollel, Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer, the Rosh Yeshiva in (more…)

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Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

Tuesday December 2, 2014 1:14 AM

rav-moshe-mordechai-epsteinTo relate the story of the Rav Moshe Mordechai Epstein is to relate the story of the Slabodka Yeshiva of Lithuania, the forerunner of the renowned Yeshivas Chevron of Yerushalayim. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Kislev

Tuesday December 2, 2014 12:01 AM

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Rav Moshe Mordechai Margulios, Rav and Av Beis Din Cracow, author of Chasdei Hashem (1616) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 9 Kislev

Monday December 1, 2014 12:02 AM

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Rav Moshe Mordechai Margulios, Rav and Av Beis Din Cracow, author of Chasdei Hashem (1616) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Kislev

Sunday November 30, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Moshe, author of Mahadura Basra, printed at the back of Gemara (1668)

Rav Eliyahu ben Yehuda Kovo (1630-1688). The son-in-law of Rav Moshe Chaim, who was the son of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6-7 Kislev

Friday November 28, 2014 12:10 AM

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Rav Yakov Schick of Karlin, author of Mishkenos Yakov (1844). (more…)

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The Maharsha: Rav Shmuel Eliezer Halevi Eidels zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

Thursday November 27, 2014 2:08 AM

maharshaIn 1492, when King Ferdinand of Spain ordered his Jewish subjects to “convert or get out,” one of the most glorious periods in the annals of Jewish history came to end: the Golden Age, during which time such (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Kislev

Thursday November 27, 2014 12:06 AM

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Rav Shmuel Eliezer HaLevi Eidels, the Maharsha (1631 or 1636); born in Krakow in 1555. His father, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4 Kislev

Wednesday November 26, 2014 12:03 AM

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Rav Eliyahu Kubo, av beis din of Saloniki, author of Aderes Eliyahu and Sheni Hame’oros Hagedolim (~1628-1688). The Kubo family had immigrated to Greece from Spain during the Spanish expulsion. Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 3 Kislev

Tuesday November 25, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Meshulam Yissaschar Ashkenazi of Stamford Hill, London, the Stanislaver Rebbe (1995). (more…)

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Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

Monday November 24, 2014 2:17 AM

rav-aharon-kotler-2By Rabbi Shaul Kagan

Rav Aharon Kotler was born in Sislovitz, White Russia, in 5652 (1891) and passed away in New York City, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 2 Kislev

Monday November 24, 2014 12:15 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Akiva Sofer of Pressburg (1878-1959), author of Daas Sofer. Son of Rav Simcha Bunim Sofer (The Shevet Sofer), grandson of the Kesav Sofer (Rav Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer) and the great-grandson

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 1 Kislev

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Ephraim Alankava, Rav of Telmisan Algeria (on the border with Morocco) and author of Shaar Kevod Shamayim (1441). (more…)

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