Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Av

Rav Yehoshua Charif of Cracow (1648), author of Maginei Shlomo, an attempt to resolve the questions of the Baalei Tosefos against Rashi. He was...

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 Yahrtzeits and History – 25 Av

Rav Moshe Hager of Antiniya (1994) Rav Yeshayahu Menachem ben Yitzchak of Cracow, the originator of the Heter Iska (1599) Today in History - 25 Av ·...

Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 24 Av

Rav Aharon of Terbeli, author of Machneh Aharon (1741). Rav Ephraim Zalman Margulies, Rav of Brod, author of Mateh Ephraim, Beis Ephraim, Olelos Ephraim, Shaarei Ephraim...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22-23 Av

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

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 – 20 Av

Rav Levi Yitzchak (ben Baruch Schneur) Schneerson (1878-1944). Born to the oldest of the seven sons of the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rav Menachem Mendel...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Av

Rav Yaakov Kuli (Culi), author of Me’am Loez (1689 or 1690-1732). He was a grandson and talmid of Rav Moshe ibn Habib. He moved from...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 18 Av

Rav Moshe Bernstein, Rosh Yeshivas Kamenitz. Born in the town of Turetz, he learned in Mir. He became the son-in-law of Reb Baruch Ber...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Av

Rav Shimshon Wertheimer (1658-1724). Born in Worms, Germany, he learned in the yeshivas of Worms and Frankfurt. After marrying the daughter of the Rav...