Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23-24 Tammuz

Rav Moshe Cordovero (Remak) (1522-1570).  The Remak was the son of Rav Yaakov, one of the exiles from Cardova, Spain. He studied under the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Tammuz

Rav Shmuel ben Yoel ibn Shuiv, Rav in the Aragonese community of Salonica (1528). His father, who was born in Spain and moved to Salonica...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Tammuz

Rav Shlomo of Chelm (1717-1781). Born in Zamosc, he became Rav of Chelm and Lvov (Lemberg). author of Merkevet Hamishnah, a work which is considered...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Tammuz

Rav Nosson Nata (ben Moshe) Hanover (1683). A talmid of the Maharshal, he was the author of Yaven Hametzula and Shaarei Tzion, a popular kabalistic...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Tammuz

Rav 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 18 Tammuz

Rav Yehuda Halevi Eidel of Slonim (1805). Born in Zamosc, Galicia, in 1757 or 1759. His most famous work was Afikei Yehuda. His chidushim...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 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 – 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 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,...