Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Kislev

Rav Moshe, author of Mahadura Basra, printed at the back of Gemara (1668) Rav Eliyahu ben Yehuda Kovo (1630-1688). The son-in-law of Rav Moshe Chaim,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Kislev

Rav Dovid Sinzheim of Strasbourg, France (1745-1812). He served as President of the "Sanhedrin" established by Napolean, the first meeting of which occurred on...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Tishrei

Rav Aharon of Zhitomer, author of Toldos Aharon (1816). A talmid muvhak of Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 25 Tishrei

Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev (1740-1810). At the suggestion of his mentor, Reb Smelke of Nikolburg, he traveled to Mezritch and became a close...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Av

Rav Yehuda Fatiyah (1859-1942), the foremost student of the Ben Ish Chai, who said that he was the reincarnation of the "Noda B'Yehuda." He...

Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 22 Av

Rav Mordechai ben Hillel, the "Mordechai" (~1230-1298). A descendent of the Ravyah, he was a principle...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Av

Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Volozhin and Brisk (1853-1918). Son of the Beis Halevi, Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Rav Chaim was born in Volozhin, but...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Av

Nachum Ish Gamzu, Rabi Akiva's rebbi for 22 years, buried in Tzefas. Rav Benzion Yadler, Maggid of Yerushalayim (1952 or 1962) Rav Asher, the Stoliner Rebbe...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Tammuz

Rav Yosef Trani, the Maharit (1568-1639). Born in Safed, he married to a descendant of Rav Yosef Caro, but fled Safed due to plague...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 29-30 Sivan

Yahrtzeits, Shabbos, 30 Sivan Rav Shlomo Kluger (1783-1869), author of Sefer HaChaim (a commentary on Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim), and Chochmas Shlomo. Rav ...