Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 23 Shevat

Rav Aharon ben Chaim Avraham HaKohen Perachia (1627-1697). He was a wealthy man and was appointed chief rabbi of Salonika in 1688. He authored...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Shevat

Rav Moshe Galante II of Yerushalayim (1620-1689), son of Rav Yehonasan, who was the son of Rav Moshe Galante the elder (1540-1614) who studied with...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Shevat

Birth and petirah of Asher ben Yaakov Avinu (1565 BCE) Rav Avraham Abba Freedman (1920-2002). He was sent from Brooklyn to Detroit in 1944 by...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Shevat

Yahrtzeits - 19 Shevat           -Rav Binyamin Zev Shapiro of Prague (1718) -Rav Yitzchak Baruch Sofer, father of the Kaf Hachaim (1905) -Rav Shmuel Weinberg of Slonim, the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 18 Shevat

Rav Yaakov Margulies, Av Beis Din Nuremberg (1492) Author of Seder Haget V'hachalitza, which is quoted extensively by the Rema. His son, Rav Isaac, was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Shevat

Rav Chaim Palagi, Rav of Izmir (1788-1858). Rav Chaim derived much of his Torah knowledge from his grandfather, Rav Raphael Yosef (the Chikrei Lev),...

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 – 14-15 Shevat

Yahrtzeits - 14 Shevat Rav Yaakov Yehoshua Falk Katz, the Pnei Yehoshua (1680-1756). Born in Cracow, he studied at Lvov (Lemberg), where he became Rav...

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...