Today’s History & Yahrtzeits – 9 Nissan

-Rav Eliyahu Hakadosh of York, Rabbeinu Yom Tov, and several other English Tosafists, who perished at Clifford's Tower, during the Crusades, 1146. -Rav Eliyahu ben...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 11 Shevat

Rav Dovid Nosan Deutsch, son of R' Yosef Yoel Deutsch, and the second Rav of Kretchenif (1879). He authored Nefesh Dovid on Chumash. Today...

The Ben Ish Chai, On His 102nd Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Elul

It is perhaps to our benefit that many of Chacham Yoseif Chaim's works contain a photograph, taken in his twenty-sixth year. This...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 7 Nissan

Rav Yitzchak of Drovitch (1758). He was the father of R' Yechiel Michel, the Maggid of Zlotschov. In later years, Rav Yitzchak served as...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Adar

Birthday of Moshe (ben Amram) Rabbeinu and his yahrtzeit (Kiddushin 38a) Rav Shlomo Ephraim of Lunshitz, author of Kli Yakar (1550-1619). After serving...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 23 Av

Rav Dovid Sutton Dabbah (1885-1949). Born and raised in Aleppo, Syria, he married in 1910, and was asked to serve as the Rav of...

Rav Yoseph Breuer zt”l, On His 31st Yahrtzeit, Tomorrow, 3 Iyar

By Dr. Ernst J. Bodenheimer with Rabbi Nosson Scherman As a six-year old child, Rabbi Joseph Breuer saw his grandfather, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 6 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Hachosid, founder of the Churva shul in Yerushalayim (1700) Rav Shlomo Dovid Yehoshua Weinberg, the Admor Hatzair of Slonim (1943) Rav Yechiel Menachem of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 28 Teves

Rav Shmuel Berenbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn (1921-2008). Born in the small Polish-Lithuanian town...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Elul

Birthday (1566 BCE) and yahrtzeit (1441 BCE) of Dan ben Yaakov Avinu (Midrash Tadshe) Rav Chisdai ben Shmuel HaKohen Perachia (1678). He was the author...