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Today’s Yahrtzeits - 7 Tishrei

Wednesday October 1, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirthday and Yahrtzeit of Zevulun ben Yaakov Avinu (1450 BCE)

Birthday of Dina bas Yaakov (2312) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 6 Tishrei

Tuesday September 30, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aryeh Leib of Shpolya, “The Shpoler Zayde,” famed as a miracle worker and devoted to the succor of poor Jews in distress. In his early years, he was  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Tishrei

Monday September 29, 2014 12:13 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirth and yahrtzeit of Naftali ben Yaakov Avinu, 1566 BCE (or 1435 BCE according to others)

Rav Naftali HaKohen Katz of Lublin (1645). Grandfather and namesake of the Semichas Chachamim, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 4 Tishrei

Sunday September 28, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yoel Baal Shem (1713)

Rav Avraham Danzig, author of Chayei Adam and Chachmas Adam (1748-1820). Born in Danzig (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 29 Elul, 1-2 Tishrei

Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 29 Elul

Rav Yaakov Halevi Lipschitz, author of Zichron Yaakov and secretary of Rav Yitzchak Elchonon Spector (1922). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Elul

Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesShaul Hamelech and his three sons, 880 BCE or 878 BCE

Rav Sa’adya, father-in-law of Rav Chaim Vital (1574) (more…)

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Today in History - 27 Elul

Monday September 22, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Segal of Lvov, known as Rosh Hagolah Umanhig Hamedinah (1719).

Rav Yitzchak Chiyus, Rav in Skolya (1726). Author of of the Mishnah commentary, Zera Yitzchak (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Elul

Sunday September 21, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Eliyahu Tzarfati, author of Eliyahu Zuta (1805)

Rav Chaim Pinto of Mogador (1758-1845). The famous Pinto family was dispersed (more…)

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The Chofetz Chaim zt”l, On His 81st Yahrtzeit, Today, 24 Elul

Friday September 19, 2014 5:31 AM

chofetz-chaimBy Rabbi Nosson Scherman

A little more than one hundred years ago, an unknown author was arranging for the publication of an anonymous (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 24-25 Elul

Friday September 19, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesChabakuk Hanavi

Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radin (1838-1933). As a 9-year-old boy, he entered the yeshiva in Vilna. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 23 Elul

Thursday September 18, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yisrael of Pikov, son of Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1818)

Rav Uri, the Seraph of Strelisk, author of Imrei Kodesh (1826). A disciple of Rav Shlomo of Karlin and (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 22 Elul

Wednesday September 17, 2014 12:15 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Mordechai Dov Ber of Hornesteipel, grandson of the Mitteler Rebbe, author of Haemek Sheelah (1903). (more…)

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The Ponovezher Rov zt”l, On His 45th Yahrtzeit, Today, 20 Elul

Monday September 15, 2014 2:12 AM

rav_yosef_shlomo_kahanemanBy Dayan Moshe Swift

The Ponevezer Rav was known to the Torah world as a Master Builder. This appreciation, from a hesped delivered (more…)

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Rav Elya Lopian zt”l, On His 44th Yahrtzeit, Today, 20 Elul

Monday September 15, 2014 1:09 AM

rav-elya-lopianRav Eliyohu Lopian zt”l (1872-1970) was among the most prominent leaders of the Mussar movement. As a disciple of the Kelm Talmud Torah method, he was known for his strict keeping of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 20 Elul

Monday September 15, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman, Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh (1886-1969). Born in Kuhl, Lithuania, a small town of about 500 of which about a third were Jews. At the age of 14 he went to (more…)

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Today in History - 19 Elul

Sunday September 14, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yaakov of Orleans, one of the Baalei Tosefos and a student of Rabbeinu Tam, was killed with many other Jews in London during pogroms after the coronation of King Richard the Lion-Hearted, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 17-18 Elul

Friday September 12, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 17 Elul

Rav Chaim Benveniste (1603 [or 1599]-1673). A disciple of Rav Yosef Trani. Born in Constantinople, he was appointed Rav of Tita (near Izmir) in 1644. In 1658, he was appointed one of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Elul

Thursday September 11, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Landau, the Strikover Rebbe of Bnei Brak (1917-2001). Born in Kinov, in the Ostrovtze region of Poland. His father, Rav Yaakov Yitzchak Dan, served as rav of the city. Avraham was raised by (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Elul

Wednesday September 10, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chanoch Henach Eiges of Vilna, author of Marcheshes. Learned under Rav Alexander Moshe Lapidus at his Kollel in Rassein. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Elul

Monday September 8, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Chaim of Baghdad, author of Ben Ish Chai, Od Yosef Chai, Rav Pe’alim, Ben Yehoyada, Aderet Eliyahu, and Imrei Bina, and many other works (1832-1904). Both his (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Elul

Sunday September 7, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Simchah Bunim of Pshischa, author of Kol Simchah, (1767-1827). Rav Simcha Bunim studied in the yeshivos of Mattersdorf and Nikolsburg under the guidance of Rav Mordechai Banet. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10-11 Elul

Friday September 5, 2014 12:08 AM

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Yahrtzeits, Friday, 10 Elul

Rav Yitzchak Friedman, the first Rebbe of Bohush (1834-1896). The eldest grandchild of the Ruzhiner, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Elul

Thursday September 4, 2014 12:12 AM

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Rav Tzadok HaKohen Rabinowitz of Lublin, author of Pri Tzadik, Resisei Layla, and other works (1823-1900). The son of Rav Yaakov HaKohen, Rav of Kreisberg, Rav Tzadok studied only (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Elul

Wednesday September 3, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirthday (1566 BCE) and yahrtzeit (1441 BCE) of Dan ben Yaakov Avinu (Midrash Tadshe) (more…)

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A Remembrance of Hagaon Rav Gershon Yankelewitz zt”l

Monday September 1, 2014 5:29 AM

rav-gershon-yankelewitz1Written during the Sheloshim by Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell

WHAT THIS IS NOT

If the reader is expecting a hesped for Mori V’Rabi, Zatzal, HaGaon Rav Gershon Yankelewitz, Zatzal, this article is not the place to turn. This is not a hesped, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Elul

Monday September 1, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Mintz, author of Sha’alos U’teshuvos Maharam Mintz. His teacher was Rav Yaakov Weil, the Mahari Weil, Rav of Augsburg and Erfurt (d. mid-15th century Germany). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Elul

Sunday August 31, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid Zvi Shlomo Biederman, known as Reb Dovid’l (1844-1918), leader of Chassidic community of Yerushalayim. Born in Lelov, his parents were Rav Eliezer Menachem Mendel of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 3-4 Elul

Friday August 29, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 3 Elul

Rav Moshe Charif of Pressburg (1758)

Rav Yissachar Ber of Nadvorna (1848) (more…)

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