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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Shevat

Monday January 26, 2015 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Raphael Yom Tov Lipman Halpern of Bialystock, the Oneg Yom Tov (1816-1879)

Rav Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum of Sighet, the Atzei Chaim (1879-1926), oldest son of Rav Chananya Yom (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Shevat

Sunday January 25, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Chaim Dovid Chazan, Rishon L’tzion (1869)

Rav Shalom Shachna Yelin, Rav of Bielsk and author of Yefeh Einayim (1874). Bielsk is a town, 52 km (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 3-4 Shvat

Friday January 23, 2015 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candleAsher ben Yaakov Avinu

Rav Menachem Mendel Krochmahl of Nikolsburg, the Tzemach Tzedek (~1600-1661). He (more…)


Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Shevat

Thursday January 22, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesAsher ben Yaakov Avinu

Rav Menachem Mendel Krochmahl of Nikolsburg, the Tzemach Tzedek (~1600-1661). He (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and in History - 1 Shevat

Wednesday January 21, 2015 12:05 AM


Rav Nota of Chelm, the Neta Shaahuim (1812)

Rav Moshe Schick, the Maharam Shick (1807-1879). His “last name” was created by his family in response to a demand by government agencies; it is an (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 29 Teves

Tuesday January 20, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Yehoshua Leib Diskin (1818-1898), the Rav of Brisk, Yerushalayim leader, son of Rav Binyamin Diskin, Rav of Volkovisk. He was born in Horodno. Reb Yehoshua Leib was engaged before his bar mitzva (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Teves

Monday January 19, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Shmuel Berenbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn (1921-2008). Born in the small Polish-Lithuanian town of Kinishen, Reb Shmuel began his formal learning at Yeshiva Ohel Torah of Baranovitch in (more…)

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Rav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch zt”l, On His 126th Yahrtzeit, Today, 27 Teves

Sunday January 18, 2015 12:29 AM


By D. Sofer

I see a child enveloped in flames. The bystanders are afraid; they do nothing, or else they are only trying to (more…)


Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Teves

Sunday January 18, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1808-1888). His father, Rav Raphael Aryeh (1777-1857), who changed the family name to Hirsch, was the son of Rav Menachem Mendel (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25-26 Teves

Friday January 16, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candleYahrtzeits - 25 Teves

Rav Yechiel Michel Tukatchinsky, mashgiach of Slabodka in Bnai Brak, and founder of Yeshivas (more…)

The Saddest Day in Early American History, 24 Teves (January 6th), 1785

Thursday January 15, 2015 8:02 AM

haym-salomonBy Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum

Haym Salomon z”l (1740-1785), was a true legend in his own time. In 1975, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor. This stamp was uniquely printed on both the front and the back. (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Teves

Thursday January 15, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Naftali Katz, author of Semichas Chachomim (1660-1719), descendent of the Maharal. Born in Ostracha, Ukraine and died in Istanbul. His father, Yitzchak, a Rav in Stefan and a darshan in Prague, died in


Today’s Yahrtzeits - 23 Teves

Wednesday January 14, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Aryeh Leib HaLavi Epstein, know as Reb Leibush of Ople (1837). Orphaned of his father, Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein, and his (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 22 Teves

Tuesday January 13, 2015 12:08 AM


Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, he (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 21 Teves

Monday January 12, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candleBirthdate and yahrtzeit of Shimon ben Yaakov Avinu (1567 BCE)

Rav Shlomo, Rav of Vilna at the time of the Vilna Gaon (1791) (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 20 Teves

Sunday January 11, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRabbeinu Moshe ben Maimon, the Rambam (1135-1204). Born at Cordova, Spain, the Rambam received his rabbinical instruction at the hands of his father, Maimon. Moshe was only thirteen years old (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 18-19 Teves

Friday January 9, 2015 12:20 AM

yahrtzeit-candleToday’s Yahrtzeits - 18 Teves

Rav Huna bar Mar Zutra (the Reish Galusa) killed al kiddush Hashem, along with Rav Mesharshiya bar (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Teves

Thursday January 8, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yaakov Krantz, Dubna Maggid (1741-1804). Born in a province of Vilna, Jacob ben Wolf Kranz showed exceptional homiletical and Kabbalistic talents at an early age, and by the age of twenty became


Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Teves

Wednesday January 7, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Kreiswirth, Rav and Av Beis Din of Antwerp and son-in-law of Rav Avraham Grodzinski. Rav Chaim was well-known to have memorized  (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14 Teves

Monday January 5, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candleReuven ben Yaakov Avinu

Rav Raphael Meir Penijel (1804-1894). Born in Bulgaria , he moved with his family to Eretz (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 13 Teves

Sunday January 4, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Moshe ben Dovid Biderman, the Lelover Rebbe (1776-1850 or 1851). Born in abject poverty, he married Rachel Rivka, a daughter of the Yid Hakadosh of P’shischa. After the latter’s petira in 1813, he (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Teves

Thursday January 1, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candleZecharia ben Berachya ben Ido Hanavi (320 or 313 BCE)

Malachi Hanavi (320 or 313 BCE). His death ended the era of prophecy. (more…)

Today’S Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Teves

Wednesday December 31, 2014 12:10 AM


Ezra Hasofer and Nechemya

Rav Ezra of Gerona (1227), the Ramban’s teacher in Kabalah. He himself learned Kabbalah from Rav (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Teves

Tuesday December 30, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesEzra Hasofer and Nechemya (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Teves

Monday December 29, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Moshe Dovid Walli (Vally; Vali) (1697-1777). The foremost talmid of Ramchal in Padua, Italy, he practiced as a physician in Padova. When the Ramchal was forced to leave Italy, Rav Moshe Dovid was (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Teves

Sunday December 28, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Yaakov Reischer, author of Minchas Yaakov, Chok Yaakov, Iyun Yaakov (peirush on Eyn Yaakov), and Shevus Yaakov (1661-1733). Born in Prague. Served as Rav in Reische, Worms, and Metz. (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4-5 Teves

Friday December 26, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candleYahrzteits - 4 Teves

Rav Moshe Zev of Bialystock, author of Maros Hatzovos and Agudas Aizov (1729). He was the founder (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 3 Teves

Thursday December 25, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrzteits - 3 Teves

Rav Avraham Brandwein of Stretyn (1864), the second of four sons of Rav Yehuda Tzvi of Stretyn, (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Teves

Wednesday December 24, 2014 12:07 AM


Rav Yaakov Tzvi of Porisov (1888)

Rav Yitzchak HaLevi Kroiz, Yerushalmi, grandson of Rav Eliezer Yosef, Belzer Rebbe (more…)