Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Tammuz

Rav Yitzchak Chiyus (1616). Rav in Prossnitz (Prostejov) and Prague. Author of Pnei Yitzchak (which sets Yoreh Deah...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 21-22 Cheshvan

Yahrtzeits - 21 Cheshvan Rav Dovid ben Zimra, the Radbaz (1480-1573). Arriving in Tzefas as a child after the Spanish expulsion, he emigrated...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 29 Adar-1 Nissan

Rabbeinu Yitzchak ben Rabbeinu Asher, and grandson of the Riva, was murdered with numerouis other Jews because of a blood libel (1196). Rav Shlomo HaCohen...

Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Bloch zt”l, On His 71st Yahrtzeit, Today, 20 Tammuz – 71...

Rav Avrohom Yitzchok Bloch, who lived from 1891 to 1941, was the rov and rosh yeshiva of the Telz Yeshiva in Lithuania, and one...

Today Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Nissan

Miriam Hanevia (1395-1272 or 1270 BCE) Rav Betzalel Hacohen, Rav of Vilna, author of Mareh Cohen and Shu"T Reishis Bikkurim. Rav Shalom Mashash, Sephardic Rav of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15 Tammuz

Rav Chaim ben Atar, the Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh, (1696-1743). Born into a well-respected family in Sali, Morocco, Rav Chaim spent his early years learning...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Av

Rav Aharon Tumim (1630-1690). A rav in Prague from 1659 to 1672, Rav Aharon became Rosh Yeshiva in ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Cheshvan

Rabbeinu Asher ben Yechiel, the Rosh (1250-1327). One of the three primary rishonim on whom the Rav Yosef Karo relied for the Shulchan Aruch....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Sivan

Rav Eliezer Rokeach of Amsterdam, the Maaseh Rokeach Rav Ezra Harari Raful, mekubal of the Aleppo community Rav Moshe of Rozvadov, son of Rav Eliezer of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 12 Adar I

Rav Moshe Pardo, founder of Or Hachaim Seminary in Bnei Brak Rav Pinchas (ben Baruch) Hager of Borsha (1869-1941). He was raised not only...