Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Shevat

Rav Yosef Katz, brother-in-law of the Rema and author of She'eris Yosef (1591). Note: the Admor of Desh, Rav Tzvi Meir Panet (1923-2003) also...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Shevat

Asher ben Yaakov Avinu Rav Menachem Mendel Krochmahl of Nikolsburg, the Tzemach Tzedek (~1600-1661). He learned in Krakowat the yeshiva of the Bach, his rebbi...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Shevat

Rav Nota of Chelm, the Neta Shaahuim (1812) Rav Moshe Schick, the Maharam Shick (1807-1879). His "last name" was created by his family inresponse to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Teves

Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin (1818-1898), the Rav of Brisk, Yerushalayim leader, son of Rav Binyamin Diskin, Rav of Volkovisk. He was born in Horodno....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Teves

Rav Shmuel Berenbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn (1921-2008). Born in the small Polish-Lithuanian town of Kinishen, Reb Shmuel began his formal learning...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Teves

Rav Naftali Katz, author of Semichas Chachomim (1660-1719), descendent of the Maharal. Born in Ostracha, Ukraine and died in Istanbul. His father, Yitzchak, a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 23 Teves

Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib HaLavi Epstein, know as Reb Leibush of Ople (1837). Orphaned of his father, Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein, and hismother at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Teves

Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, hewas discovered buried up to his...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and Teves – 13 Teves

Rav Moshe ben Dovid Biderman, the Lelover Rebbe (1776-1850 or 1851). Born in abject poverty, he married Rachel Rivka, a daughter of the Yid...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Teves

Rav Moshe of Ostraha, author of Arugas Habosem (1784). Rav Shlomo Eiger, Rav of Posen, author of Gilyon Maharsha, son of Rav Akiva Eiger. (1851) Rav...