Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 1 Iyar

Reb Abba Shaul, one of the Talmudic sages Rav Yaakov Beirav, born neat Toledo, in Spain. After serving as a rabbinical leader in Fez, Morocco,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15 Teves

The Amora, Mashrisha bar Pekud of Bavel Rav Raphael of Bershed, a talmid of Rav Pinchas of Koritz (1827) Rav Chaim Mordechai Rosenbaum of Nadvorna (1904-1977)....

A Month Quite Like No Other

By Rabbi Naphtali Hoff For most people, their birthday is a primary annual highlight. They look forward to that day for days if not weeks...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 24 Elul

Chabakuk Hanavi Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radin (1838-1933). As a 9-year-old boy, he entered the yeshiva in Vilna.After marrying at 17 years of age,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 3 Av

Rav Shimshon of Astropolia, along with 10,000 Jews of Polana, died al kiddush Hashem, in the Chmielnicki massacres (1648). Rav Shimshon Bachrach of Nicholsburg, son...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Shevat

Rav Meir ben Yitzchak Katzenellenbogen, the Maharam Padua (1482-1565). Born in Ellenbogen , Germany , founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying in Prague...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Adar

Rav Meir Paprish, the Ohr Tzadikim (1624-1662). At the young age of 13, Reb Meir began learning Kabbalah as a student of Rav Yaakov...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Tishrei

Rav Tzvi Hirsh Chayos, the Maharatz Chayos (Chiyus), Rav of Zolkov (1805-1855). Born in Brody to Rav Meir Chiyus. He was a descendent of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 28 Iyar

-Shmuel Hanavi (930-878 BCE) -Rav Yosef Yehuda Reiner, rosh yeshiva in Yeshiva Kol Torah. The yeshiva, located in Bayit Vegan, was founded in 1939 by...

Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 23 Shevat

Rav Aharon ben Chaim Avraham HaKohen Perachia (1627-1697). He was a wealthy man and was appointed chief rabbi of Salonika in 1688. He authored...