Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 16 Tammuz

Chur, son of Kalev and Miriam, killed by the erev rav for his protest against making the Egel. (1309 or 1312 BCE) Rav Shimon Moshe...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Tammuz

Rav 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 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 lived at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Tammuz

Rabbeinu 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,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Tammuz

Rav Yitzchak Chiyus (1616). Rav in Prossnitz (Prostejov) and Prague. Author of Pnei Yitzchak (which sets Yoreh Deah to rhyme), Siach Yitzchak (which sets...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Tammuz

Rav 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,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Tammuz

Rav Meir Horowitz of Dzikov (Tarnobrzeg), author of Imrei Noam, grandson of Rav Naftali, the Ropshitzer Rov. One of his sons, R'  Tuvia Horowitz,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Tammuz

Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz of Nikelsburg (1730-1805), Rav of Frankfurt, the Baal Hafla'ah. His father was the Rav of Tchortkov. His brother, Reb Shmuel...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 6 Tammuz

Rav Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, grandson of Rav Shlomo Algazi, author of Yavin Shemua. He served the Sephardic community of Yerushalayim, replacing the batei Kehuna...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Tammuz

Rav Ezriel Meir of Lublin (1873-1941). Born to Rav Avraham Eiger of Lublin, a descendent of Rav Akiva Eiger. He reluctantly took the reigns...