Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 17 Nissan

-Rav Avraham Reuven Hakohen Katz of Prague (1673), author of Yalkut Reuveni, a collection of kabbalistic material, arranged according to the verses in the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 6 Tammuz

Rav Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, grandson of Rav Shlomo Algazi, author of Yavin Shemua. He served the Sephardic community of Yerushalayim, replacing the...

Rav Avigdor Miller zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 27 Nissan

By Rabbi Shmuel Elchonon Brog zt"l The Torah begins with the words "Bereishis bara Elokim - In the beginning G-d created." Rashi explains the word...

Rav Yeruchem Levovitz zt”l, Upon His 76th Yahrtzeit, Today, 18 Sivan

Rav Yerucham Levovitz served as the mashgiach of the Mir Yeshiva, one of the largest yeshivos of Eastern Europe, for 26 years....

“Davening Dov” Kramer and Rav Zelig zt”l

Dov Kramer of WFAN radio relates: "I had gotten into radio to be able to reach people through the medium I always loved,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14 Teves

Reuven ben Yaakov Avinu Rav Raphael Meir Penijel (1804-1894). Born in Bulgaria , he moved with his family to Eretz Yisrael when he was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 26-27 Shevat

Yahrtzeits - 26 Shvat -Rav Dovid Halevi Segal, author of Turei Zahav (the Taz) (1586-1667), son-in-law of the Bach. Born in Cracow. Unofficial Rabbi of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 28 Adar

Rav Shmuel Halevi Klein of Boskowitz, author of Machtzis Hashekel, a super-commentary on the Magen Avraham on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim (1738-1827) Rav Mordechai...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Adar

Rav Gershon (ben Yitzchak) Ashkenazi (1625-1693). Born in Holtz, Germany, he left home to learn in the yeshiva of Rav Yoel Sirkes, the Bach,...