Third Yahrtzeit of Maran Rav Elya Svei zt”l, Tomorrow, 1 Nissan

Tomorrow, 1 Nissan, will be three years since the passing of Maran Hagaon Harav Elya Svei zt”l, the Philadelphia Rosh Yeshiva, who until he...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Sivan

Rav Moshe Rivkes, author of Beer Hagolah on Shulchan Aruch (1672 or 1684). He was one of four great tzadikim of Vilna who lived...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and Elul – 15 Elul

Rav Chanoch Henach Eiges of Vilna, author of Marcheshes. Learned under Rav Alexander Moshe Lapidus at his Kollel in Rassein. Rav Yaakov Koppel Chassid, the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14 Sivan

Rav Chaim of Volozhin (1749-1821). The most prominent student of the Vilna Gaon, Rav Chaim established the Volozhin yeshiva in 1803, which...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23-24 Kislev

Rav Dovid of Novhardok (1837), author of Galya Maseches Rav Dovid Teveli Shiff, author of Lashon Zahav, and the son of Shlomo Zalman HaKohen Shiff Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14 Adar, Purim

Rav Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). Rav...

Rav Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 17 Tammuz

By Rabbi Emanuel Feldman I first met my mechutan, Rav Yaakov Weinberg, long before he was the famous Rav Yaakov. I was a boy of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15 Shevat

Rav Chaim Mordechai Margulies, author of Shaarei Teshuva (1823) Rav Gedalya Aharon (ben Rav Yitzchak Yoel) of Linitz, author of Chen Aharon (1877) Rav Rafael...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Iyar

Rav Kalman Vermaiza of Lvov (1560). One of the first marbitzei Torah in Poland. Rav Nosson Shapiro (1570), author of She'arim eshaarei Dura. Rav Shmuel Shmelke...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and 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 in...