Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Shevat

Rav Dovid of Kolomai, a talmid of the Baal Shem Tov (1732) Rav Yona Navon, Rav of Yerushalayim (1713-1760). Appointed Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Gedulat...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Shevat

Rav Chaim Mordechai Margulies, author of Shaarei Teshuva (1823) Rav Gedalya Aharon (ben Rav Yitzchak Yoel) of Linitz, author of Chen Aharon (1877) Rav Rafael Shlomo...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Shevat

Rav Yaakov Yehoshua Falk Katz, the Pnei Yehoshua(1680-1756). Born in Cracow, he studied at LvovĀ (Lemberg), where he became Rav in 1718, succeeding the Chacham...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 13 Shevat

Rav Mordechai of Lechovitz, founder of Kobrin and Slonim dynasties (1810). He always told his chassidim that he first learned Torah from Rav Aharon...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Shevat

Rav Chaim Kapusi (~1540-1631). Born in Algiers, he moved with his family to Egypt in his early years. He became Rav and Dayan in...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Shevat

Rav Dovid Nosan Deutsch, son of R' Yosef Yoel Deutsch, and the second Rav of Kretchenif (1879). He authored Nefesh Dovid on Chumash. Today in...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Shevat

Rav Meir ben Yitzchak Katzenellenbogen, the Maharam Padua (1482-1565). Born in Ellenbogen , Germany , founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying in Prague...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Shevat

Rabbeinu Nissim ben Reuven, the Ran (1308-1376), author of a commentary to the Talmud and a halachic commentary to the work of Rabbeinu Yitzchak...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Shevat

Rav Baruch ben Rav Shmuel of Pinsk (1834). In 1830, Rav Yisrael of Shklov, one of the closest of the disciples of the Vilna...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Shevat

Rav Dovid Biderman, the first Lelover Rebbe (1746-1814), son of Rav Shlomo Biderman. A close follower of the Chozeh of Lublin, he was known...