Today’s History & Yahrtzeits – 15 Adar, Shushan Purim

-Rav Zvi Hirsch Kaidanover of Vilna and Frankfurt, author of Kav Hayashar (1712) -Rav Yosef Leifer of Pittsburgh, the Tzidkas Yosef (1891-1966). Born to Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Iyar

-Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439) -Rav Yitzchak Bernays (1792-1849). Born in Mainz, Germany, Reb Yitzchak learned at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 11-12 Tammuz

Yahrtzeits - 11 Tammuz Rav Yitzchak Chiyus (1616). Rav in Prossnitz (Prostejov) and Prague. Author of Pnei Yitzchak (which sets Yoreh Deah to rhyme), Siach...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 28 Av

Rav Naftali Tzvi Yehuda Berlin, the Netziv, (1817-1893). He was born in Mir, the son-in-law of Rav Isaac, son of Rav Chaim of Volozhin...

Rav Akiva Eiger zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Tishrei

Rav Akiva Eiger was one of the greatest gedolim and talmidei chachomim of his time. Born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, in the year 5521 (1761),...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 5 Kislev

Rav Shmuel Eliezer HaLevi Eidels, the Maharsha (1631 or 1636); born in Krakow in 1555. His father, Rav Yehuda, was an eminent talmid chacham...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 19 Teves

Rav Aryeh Leib HaCohen Heller, author of Ketzos Hachoshen, Avnei Miluim, and Shev Shmaatsa (1813) Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the Kesav Sofer (1815-1872). Born and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Adar

Rav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663). Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). He was...

Rav Mendel Kaplan zt”l, On His 25th Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Nissan

By Yisroel Greenwald It is amazing to witness the strong impact Rav Mendel Kaplan zt"l continues to have more than two decades after his passing....

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 27 Iyar

-Rav Eliezer Ze'ev Rosenbaum of Kretchenif (Kretshnif)(1944). Author of Raza D'Shabbos, and son of Rabbi Meir of Kretshniff. Towards the end of the First...