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Today’s Yahrzteits and History - 26 Tammuz

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Nachman Bulman (1925-2002). His parents, Reb Meir and Ettel Bulman were Gerrer chasidim who had moved to the Lower East Side from Poland. Reb Meir had lost his first wife in childbirth and his


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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 25 Tammuz

Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Yitzchak Rottenberg, head of Belgian community

Rav Aharon Berachia ben Moshe of Modina (1639). A student of the Rema. He was the author of (more…)


Today: 112th Yahrtzeit of Rav Yaakov Yosef zt”l, New York’s Only Chief Rabbi

Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:23 AM

rav-yaakov-yosephThousands will participate today in visiting and davening at the kever of Rav Yaakov Yosef in the Union Field Cemetery, located at 82-11 Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, today, on his yahrtzeit, 24 (more…)

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Today in History - 24 Tammuz

Tuesday July 22, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Grodzinski of Vilna

Rav Yitzchak Kolitz (1922-2003). Born in Elita, Lithuania, to Rav Eliyahu Dovid Nachman Kolitz, Rav of the town and a chavrusa of the Chazon Ish for  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 23 Tammuz

Monday July 21, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Cordovero (Remak) (1522-1570).  The Remak was the son of Rav Yaakov, one of the exiles from Cardova, Spain. He studied under the great kabbalists Rav Shlomo HaLevi Alkabetz (who


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 22 Tammuz

Sunday July 20, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel ben Yoel ibn Shuiv, Rav in the Aragonese community of Salonica (1528). His father, who was born in Spain and moved to Salonica in 1495, authored Olas Shabbos, Nora Tehillos, and Ein


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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 20-21 Tammuz

Friday July 18, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 20 Tammuz

Rav Nosson Nata (ben Moshe) Hanover (1683). A talmid of the Maharshal, he was the author of Yaven Hametzula and (more…)

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Rav Leizer Yudel Finkel zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 19 Tammuz

Thursday July 17, 2014 2:31 AM

rav-leizer-yudel-finkelRav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel zt”l, known as Rav Leizer Yudel Finkel, lived from 1879 to 1965 and served the rosh yeshiva of the Mir Yeshiva in both Poland and later Yerushalayim. (more…)

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Chacham Ben Tzion Abba Shaul zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 19 Tammuz

Thursday July 17, 2014 1:21 AM

rav-benzion-abba-shaulAmbulances speeding down Geula’s Malchei Yisroel Street with their sirens wailing are, sadly, not an uncommon sight. Nonetheless, each time the wail of an ambulance was heard in the Geula-based Porat Yosef (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 19 Tammuz

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Eizik Halevi Herzog ztl, Chief Rabbi of Ireland and later Palestine (1888-1959). His father, Rav Yoel Leib Herzog (1865-1933) was Chief Rabbi of Paris. From his birth until his 16th


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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 18 Tammuz

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Halevi Eidel of Slonim (1805). Born in Zamosc, Galicia, in 1757 or 1759. His most famous work was Afikei Yehuda. His chidushim on Seder Toharos is considered indispensable for (more…)

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Rav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 17 Tammuz

Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:13 AM

rav-yaakov-weinbergBy Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

I first met my mechutan, Rav Yaakov Weinberg, long before he was the famous Rav Yaakov. I was a boy of 15, and he was a few years older. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 17 Tammuz

Tuesday July 15, 2014 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Salman Mutzafi (1900-1975). Born in Baghdad to Rav Tzion Meir, who descended from an illustrious family of Torah scholars who first arrived in  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 16 Tammuz

Monday July 14, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesChur, son of Kalev and Miriam, killed by the erev rav for his protest against making the Egel. (1309 or 1312 BCE) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Tammuz

Sunday July 13, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim ben Atar, the Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh, (1696-1743). Born into a well-respected family in Sali, Morocco, Rav Chaim spent his early years learning with his



Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 13-14 Tammuz

Friday July 11, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 13 Tammuz

Rav Moshe Rivkash (Rivka’s), author of Be’er Hagolah on Shulchan Aruch (1684). He was one of four great tzadikim of Vilna who (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Tammuz

Thursday July 10, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Yaakov ben Asher, the Baal Haturim (1268-1340), son of the Rosh. When his father fled Germany with his entire family to Spain in 1803, Rav Yaakov first lived with his brother Rav Yechiel, in


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Tammuz

Wednesday July 9, 2014 12:13 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Chiyus (1616). Rav in Prossnitz (Prostejov) and Prague. Author of Pnei Yitzchak (which sets Yoreh Deah to rhyme), Siach Yitzchak (which sets Hilchos Pesach to rhyme), and Pachad Yitzchak, a


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Tammuz

Tuesday July 8, 2014 12:15 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Binyamin Levy of Smyrna (1721)

Rav Mordecai of Kremnitz (1813). One of the five sons of the Magid of Zlotchov (Rav Yechiel Michel). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Tammuz

Monday July 7, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Zalman Sorotzkin, the Lutzker Rav and author of Oznaim L’Torah (1881-1966). Learned at Volozhin and Slabodka; married the daughter of Rav Eliezer Gordon, Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe, and moved


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Tammuz

Sunday July 6, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Meir Horowitz of Dzikov (Tarnobrzeg), author of Imrei Noam, grandson of Rav Naftali, the Ropshitzer Rov. One of his sons, R’  Tuvia Horowitz, was Rav of Majdan. Another son, Ravi Aharon


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Tammuz

Friday July 4, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 6 Tammuz

Rav Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, grandson of Rav Shlomo Algazi, author of Yavin Shemua. He served the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Tammuz

Thursday July 3, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Ezriel Meir of Lublin (1873-1941). Born to Rav Avraham Eiger of Lublin, a descendent of Rav Akiva Eiger. He reluctantly took the reigns of the Lublin Chassidim after his father’s petria in 1914. In


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4 Tammuz

Wednesday July 2, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yaakov ben Meir (Rabbeinu Tam). The most famous of Rav Meir ben Shmuel’s sons, one of Rashi’s grandsons. He studied under his father and his older brother, Shmuel (the Rashbam), who was 15 years



Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 3 Tammuz

Tuesday July 1, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yaakov Sapir, author of Even Sapir (A Journey to Yemen), a collection of stories of his travels through India, Australia, and Yemen, collecting  (more…)

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Reb Elimelech Gavriel “Mike” Tress, On His 47th Yahrtzeit, Today

Monday June 30, 2014 2:23 AM

mike-tressBy Dr. Gerson Kranzler

At the beginning of Chodesh Tammuz 5727 (1967), Elimelech Gavriel Tress, Administrative President of Agudath Israel of America, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 2 Tammuz

Monday June 30, 2014 12:12 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirth and yahrtzeit of Yosef ben Yaakov Avinu (1561-1451 BCE).

Rav Shmuel ben Yechiel of Cologne, killed by Crusaders. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 1 Tammuz

Sunday June 29, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Klonymos Kalman Halevi Epstein of Cracow, the Maor Vashemesh (1823). One of the most celebrated of the followers of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, he started heading the Jewish community of


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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 29-30 Sivan

Friday June 27, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Shabbos, 30 Sivan

Rav Shlomo Kluger (1783-1869), author of Sefer HaChaim (a commentary on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim), and Chochmas Shlomo. (more…)