Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Av

Yissachor ben Yaakov Avinu (1564 BCE) Rav Don Yitzchak Abarbanel (1437-1508). Abrabanel was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to an illustrious Sephardic family which...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 8 Av

Rav Shmuel Shmelke Toibish, Rav of Yas (Jassi), author of Chayei Olam, Milchamos Hashem, and Mitzvas Chalitzah (1865). Rav Yehuda HaLevy of Ragoza, founder of...

Rav Rephoel Boruch Sorotzkin zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Tomorrow, 13 Shevat

By Rav Chaim Dov Keller When the Telsher Rosh Yeshivah, Rabbi Baruch Sorotzkin passed away on Friday night, 13 Shevat 5739/1979 the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Adar I

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...

Rav Mendel Kaplan zt”l, On His 27th 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 and History – 17 Kislev

Rav Yosef Yoizel Horowitz, Alter of Novardok (1849-1919). Born in the Lithuanian town of Plongian to Rav Shlomo Zalman, Rav and Dayan of the town, Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 24-25 Av

Yahrtzeits - 24 Av Rav Aharon of Terbeli, author of Machneh Aharon (1741). Rav Ephraim Zalman Margulies, Rav of Brod, author of Mateh Ephraim, Beis Ephraim,...

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 & History – 30 Shevat/1 Adar I

Rav Moshe of Zaloshin, author of Mishpat Tzedek, Tikkun Shabbos, and Geulas Yisrael (1788-1831). In 1815, he was appointed leader...

Today’s History & Yahrtzeits – 12 Nissan

-Rav Shlomo Zalman Lifshitz, Rav of Warsaw, author of Chemdas Shlomo (1839) Rav Shlomo was born in Posen, which was part of Poland...