Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Iyar

Wednesday May 6, 2015 12:08 AM

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Rav Yechezkel Landau, the Noda Beyehuda (1713-1793). Born in Apta, Poland, learned and served in Brody, serving as Av Beis Din at the age of 20 years. In 1755, he was appointed Rav of Prague and all of Bohemia, soon establishing and heading a (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Iyar

Tuesday May 5, 2015 12:04 AM

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Rav Meir ben Gedaliah of Lublin, author of Maharam on Shas, also known as Meir Einai Chachamim. He was invited to the rabbinate of Cracow in 1587, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Iyar

Monday May 4, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira of Mogelnitz (or Moglonitza) (1849). He was raised and taught by his maternal grandfather, the Koznitzer Maggid. He married the granddaughter of the Rebbe R.

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 14 Iyar

Sunday May 3, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Meir Baal Haness (121 CE). A descendant of proselytes, av Meir was a talmid of Rebbi Akiva, Rabbi Yishmael, and Elisha ben Avuyah. There are 335 halachos are mentioned in the Mishnah with (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 12-13 Iyar

Friday May 1, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Zorach Eideles of Prague (1755)

Rav Masoud Abuchatzeira, father of the Baba Sali (1835-1908). Born in Taflilat, Morocco, he (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Iyar

Thursday April 30, 2015 12:11 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Naftali Tzvi of Ropshitz, author of Ayalah Sheluchah and Zera Kodesh, (1760-1827). When R’ Naftali decided to join the chassidic movement he chose Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk as his mentor. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Iyar

Wednesday April 29, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesEli Hakohen and his sons Chofni and Pinchas. The Bnei Yisrael were defeated by the Plishtim, 30,000 soldiers were slaughtered, the Aron Kodesh was taken into captivity, and  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Iyar

Tuesday April 28, 2015 12:02 AM

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Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Iyar

Monday April 27, 2015 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yerachmiel Rabinowitz of Peshischa (1831)

Rav Moshe Mordechai Twersky of Trisk (1943) (more…)

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Today in History - 7 Iyar

Sunday April 26, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shlomo Ephraim of Luntchitz, author of Kli Yakar and Ololos Ephraim (1550-1619). Rav Shlomo Ephraim was born in Lunchitz in Poland. He was a disciple of Rav Shlomo Luria (Maharshal),

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 5-6 Iyar

Friday April 24, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Zorach Eidelitz of Prague, author of Ohr La’yeshorim, Berurei Hamiddos, and Meleches Machsheves, and Ohr LaYeshraim (1780). Orphaned as a youth and raised by Rav Yonasan Eibeshutz, Rav  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4 Iyar

Thursday April 23, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Dov (Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik of Brisk, the Beis Halevi, father of Rav Chaim Solevetchik. Yosef Dov (1820-1892) was born in Nisvizh, near Minsk, to Reb Yitzchak Zev Soloveitchik. Rav Yitzchak

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 3 Iyar

Wednesday April 22, 2015 12:15 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesChoni Hama’agal (see see Menachos 94b, Rashi).

Rav Aryeh Leib Tzintz of Plotzk, the Maharal Tzintz (1833). Author of Get Mekushar, Maayanei  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Iyar

Tuesday April 21, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Kalman Vermaiza of Lvov (1560). One of the first marbitzei Torah in Poland. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 1 Iyar

Monday April 20, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesReb Abba Shaul, one of the Talmudic sages

Rav Yaakov Beirav, born neat Toledo, in Spain. After serving as a rabbinical leader in Fez, Morocco, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 30 Nissan

Sunday April 19, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Yosef Halevi ibn Migash (Rimigash), talmid of the Rif (1077-1141). As head of the famous academy of Lucena, Spain, R’ Yosef taught numerous disciples including Rabbi Maimon, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28-29 Nissan

Friday April 17, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Pallier of Kobrin (1784-1858). A close follower of the Rebbe, Rav Mordechai of Lechovitch and his son, Rav Noach, he became the first  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Nissan

Thursday April 16, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Asher Margulies, a Yerushalmi mekubal, author of Kumi V’Roni

Rav Yehuda Kahana, the Kuntres Hasefeikos (1819) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Nissan

Wednesday April 15, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYehoshua bin Nun - Buried in Timnas Serach in Har Ephraim (1354-1244 BCE)

Rav Ephraim (ben Aharon) Navon, the Machaneh Ephraim (1677-1735). Born in Andrinople, he married  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25 Nissan

Tuesday April 14, 2015 12:04 AM

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Rav Dan of Radvil (1838)

Rav Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, author of Divrei Chaim (1793-1876), founder of the Sanzer (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Nissan

Monday April 13, 2015 12:04 AM

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-Rav Moshe of Premishel, author of Mateh Moshe (1606)

-Rav Chaim Menachem Heschel of Zhinkov (1837-1893). Succeeded his father, Rav Meshulam (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 23 Nissan

Sunday April 12, 2015 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe ben Yosef MiTrani, the Mabit (1505-1585). Son of Rav Yosef MiTrani (Mahait), Rav Moshe was born in Salonika, Greece. He was sent to sent to Adrianople (Italy) as a boy to pursue his (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 20-22 Nissan

Thursday April 9, 2015 12:03 AM

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-Rav Hai bar Sherira Gaon, rosh yeshivas Pompedisa, last of the Gaonim of Pumpedisa (1038) (more…)

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Today in History- 19 Nissan

Wednesday April 8, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehoshua Falk Katz, author of Meiras Einayim, the Derisha and Perisha on the Tur, the Sema on Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (1614). As a youth, he learned under the Rema (to whom he was related) and the Maharshal. He later served as Rosh Yeshiva in Lemberg. He is the  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Nissan

Monday April 6, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Reuven Hakohen Katz of Prague (1673), author of Yalkut Reuveni, a collection of kabbalistic material, arranged according to the verses in the Torah. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14-16 Nissan

Friday April 3, 2015 12:06 AM

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-Rav Asher Yeshaya of Ropshitz (1845), the main rebbi of Rav Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam, the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Nissan

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:14 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Karo, Beis Yosef, Shulchan Aruch, Kesef Mishneh,and Magid Meisharim, (1488-1575). His first major work, the Beis Yosef is a comprehensive commentary on the Tur; it took 20 years to write. In

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Nissan

Wednesday April 1, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz, Rav of Warsaw, author of Chemdas Shlomo (1839) [11 Nissan according to Yated 2007 and 2008] Rav Shlomo was born in Posen, which was part of Poland at the time. Rav Shlomo  (more…)

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