Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Adar

Rav Mordechai Meisel, the parnes of Prague, a great Jewish philanthropist who saved many Jewish lives in pogroms (1601). Rav Shlomo Zalman of Volozhin, brother...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Adar

Sarah Schenirer, mother of the Bais Yaakov movement (1888-1935) Rav Eliezer Lippa, the son of Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk (1813). Rav Avraham Chaim Brim of Yerushalayim...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12-13 Iyar

Rav Zorach Eideles of Prague (1755) Rav Masoud Abuchatzeira, father of the Baba Sali (1835-1908). Born in Taflilat, Morocco, he succeeded his father, the Abir Yaakov,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Sivan

Rav Moshe ben Shlomo HaKohen, a German Tosefist (1198) Rav Yisrael Chaim Friedman of Rachov, the Likutei Maharyach, a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Av

Rav Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi from Tzefas, the Arizal (1534-1572), born in Jerusalem, son of Rav Shlomo Luria Ashkenazi, who is believed to be descended from...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and Elul – 15 Elul

Rav Chanoch Henach Eiges of Vilna, author of Marcheshes. Learned under Rav Alexander Moshe Lapidus at his Kollel in Rassein. Rav Yaakov Koppel Chassid, the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Cheshvan

Rav Baruch Hager, the Seret-Viznitz Rebbe, the Makor Baruch (1895-1963). Born to Rav Yisrael of Vizhnitz and Rebbetzin Hinda, a daughter of Rav Meir...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 13 Kislev

Ravina berei D'rav Huna (499 or 421 CE). Rosh Metivta of Sura. He, together with his teacher, Rav Ashi, collected and commented upon the...

New Era, Same Goal

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The opening posuk of Seder Shemos marks the end of one era and the start of another. “V’eileh shemos bnei Yisroel...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Shevat

Rav Alexander Sender of Zholkov (~1660-1737). He was the son of Rav Ephraim Zalman Shor, Magid of Lvov, and was orphaned as an infant....