Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 23 Nissan

Wednesday April 23, 2014 12:02 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

Sunday April 20, 2014 12:01 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’s Yahrtzeits & History - 18-19 Nissan

Friday April 18, 2014 12:04 AM

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Rav Meir Halevi Abulafia, the Yad Rama, 1244. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 17 Nissan

Thursday April 17, 2014 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

Monday April 14, 2014 12:10 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 Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Nissan

Sunday April 13, 2014 12:06 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 & History - 11-12 Nissan

Friday April 11, 2014 12:03 AM

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Rav Moshe ben Nachman, the Ramban, (1194-1270). Born in Gerona, he remained there most of his life. He was a student of the Ramah (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Nissan

Thursday April 10, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesMiriam Hanevia (1395-1272 or 1270 BCE)

Rav Betzalel Hacohen, Rav of Vilna, author of Mareh Cohen and Shu”T Reishis Bikkurim. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Nissan

Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Yozfe Norlingen (1637), author of Yosef Ometz.

Rav Yaakov Tzvi Yalish (Yolles) of Dinov, the Melo Haro’im {Malei Roim} (1778-1825). He was born (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit & History - 8 Nissan

Tuesday April 8, 2014 12:11 AM

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Rav Eliyahu Hakadosh of York, Rabbeinu Yom Tov (ben Yitzchak), and several other English Tosafists, who perished at Clifford’s Tower, during the Crusades, 1146. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 7 Nissan

Monday April 7, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak of Drovitch (1758). He was the father of R’ Yechiel Michel, the Maggid of Zlotschov. In later years, Rav Yitzchak served as the official maggid or “mochiach” (admonisher) and dayan in the beis (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 6 Nissan

Sunday April 6, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Yehuda Katzenellenbogen (1521-1597). The son of Rav Meir of Padua (the Maharam Padua), Rav Shmuel was born in Padua. He served on the Beis Din of Venice and became Rav of the city (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4-5 Nissan

Friday April 4, 2014 12:04 AM

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Rav Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenberg, author of HaKesav Vehakabala (1785-1865). A talmid of Rav Akiva (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 3 Nissan

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aryeh Leib Grossnass, author of Lev Aryeh

Rav Eliyahu Meir Finkel, Nasi Yeshivas Mir, Jerusalem, and father of the Mirrer Rosh (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Nissan

Wednesday April 2, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Baruch, father of the Maharam miRottenberg (1275)

Rav Eliyahu Kalmankash, Rav of Lublin (1633) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 1 Nissan

Tuesday April 1, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesNadav and Avihu, bnei Aaron Hakohen (1309 BCE)

Rav Moshe Yosef Hoffman, the dayan from Pupa (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 29 Adar

Monday March 31, 2014 12:06 AM

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Rabbeinu Yitzchak ben Rabbeinu Asher, and grandson of the Riva, was murdered with numerous other Jews because of a blood libel (1196). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Adar

Sunday March 30, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Halevi Klein of Boskowitz, author of Machtzis Hashekel, a super-commentary on the Magen Avraham on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim (1738-1827) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26-27 Adar II

Friday March 28, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesSarah Schneirer, mother of the Bais Yaakov movement (1935)
-Rav Eliezer Lippa, the son of Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk (1813). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25 Adar

Thursday March 27, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Gershon (ben Efrayim) Kitover, brother-in-law of the Baal Shem Tov (1696-1761). His father was a Rav and Av Beis Din in one of the four batei din in Brody , Poland . In 1747, he moved to Eretz (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Adar

Wednesday March 26, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Eizik Margulies of Prague (1525).

Rav Chaim Algazi of Kushta, author of Nesivos Hamishpot. Student of Rav Shlomo Algazi Rabbi of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits in History - 23 Adar

Tuesday March 25, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Cheikel of Amdur (Indura) (1787). Born to Rav Shmuel in Karlin, he was a disciple of the Vilna Gaon, and later became a student of Rav Dov  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 21 Adar

Sunday March 23, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham ben Musa (1660-1733). Born to Rav Shlomo in Tutiuan , Morocco , he moved to Saly , Morocco some time before 1706, and was probably Rav of the city. A learned mekubal, he later moved (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 19-20 Adar

Friday March 21, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid (ben Tzvi Elimelech) of Dinov (1804-1874). Rav Dovid was the author of Tzemach Dovid and the son of the Bnei Yissoschar. He succeeded his father as Rebbe in Dinov following the latter’s petira (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 18 Adar

Thursday March 20, 2014 12:12 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Alexander Ziskind, born in Brzhen, but lived most of his life in Horodna (Grodno, Belarus), Lithuania, the product of the teaching of Rav Aryeh Leib Epstein, Rav of Nikolsberg. He authored the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 17 Adar

Wednesday March 19, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Davidson (1760-1854). Born in Pinchov, he lost his father at an early age. Soon after his bar mitzvah, the Warsaw gevir, Rav Naftali Tzvi Tzinimer, made the shidduch for Rav Chaim to marry his (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Adar

Tuesday March 18, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shalom Charif (1825). Having learned under Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz (the Baal Haflaah) in Frankfurt for many years, Rav Shalom became Rav and Rosh Yeshiva in Ansbach, a town in Bavaria, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 15 Adar, Shushan Purim

Monday March 17, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Zvi Hirsch Kaidanover of Vilna and Frankfurt, author of Kav Hayashar (1712)

Rav Yosef Leifer (ben Yisachar Bertchi) of Pittsburgh, the Tzidkas Yosef (1891-1966). A grandson of (more…)

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