Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits - 3 Adar

Sunday February 22, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Mordechai Yaffe, author of Levush Mordechai, and known as the Baal HaLevushim (1530-1612). Born to the Rav of Prague, he was sent to Poland to study under the Maharshal and Rama in his youth. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 1-2 Adar

Friday February 20, 2015 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1164). He was born in Tudela during the height of Spain’s Golden Age. There, he established a close friendship with Rav  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 30 Shevat

Thursday February 19, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe of Zaloshin, author of Mishpat Tzedek, Tikkun Shabbos, and Geulas Yisrael (1788-1831). In 1815, he was appointed leader of the chassidic community in Zaloshin. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 29 Shevat

Wednesday February 18, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Eliyahu Habachur Halevi “the Ba’al Hatishbi,” famous Hebrew grammarian (1549).

Rav Yitzchak Yerucham Diskin (1839-1925), born in Valkovisk, Russia, the son (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Shevat

Tuesday February 17, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Alexander Sender of Zholkov (~1660-1737). He was the son of Rav Ephraim Zalman Shor, Magid of Lvov, and was orphaned as an infant. In 1704, Rav Alexander Sender went to live in Zholkov (Zolkiew) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit - 27 Shevat

Monday February 16, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Elazar Rokeach (1758-1837). Born in Stanislow, Poland, he was the son of R’ Arye Leib and a grandson of the baal Ateres Poz of Lask. When he was 13, he celebrated three landmarks: his bar mitzvah, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits - 26 Shevat

Sunday February 15, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid Halevi Segal, author of Turei Zahav (the Taz) (1586-1667), son-in-law of the Bach. Born in Cracow. Unofficial Rabbi of Posen 1619-~1640. Headed famous yeshiva at Ostro from 1643, escaped (more…)

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Today’s Yahrzteits and History - 24-25 Shevat

Friday February 13, 2015 12:05 AM

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Rav Shaul Halevi Mortorah, Av Beis Din of Amsterdam, author of Givat Shaul (1660) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 23 Shevat

Thursday February 12, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aharon ben Chaim Avraham HaKohen Perachia (1627-1697). He was a wealthy man and was appointed chief rabbi of Salonika in 1688. He authored a responsa called Parach Mateh Aharon. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 22 Shevat

Wednesday February 11, 2015 12:13 AM

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Rav Menachem Mendel of Kotzk (1787-1859). Born in Goray, near Lublin, Poland, Rav Menachem Mendel received a thorough Torah education from (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 21 Shevat

Tuesday February 10, 2015 12:16 AM

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Rav Moshe Galante II of Yerushalayim (1620-1689), son of Rav Yehonasan, who was the son of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 20 Shevat

Monday February 9, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candleBirth and petira of Asher ben Yaakov Avinu (1565 BCE)

Rav Avraham Abba Freedman (1920-2002). He was sent from Brooklyn to Detroit in 1944 by his (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 19 Shevat

Sunday February 8, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Binyamin Zev Shapiro of Prague (1718)

Rav Yitzchak Baruch Sofer, father of the Kaf Hachaim (1905) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17-18 Shevat

Friday February 6, 2015 12:05 AM

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Rav Chaim Palagi (Palagi), Rav of Izmir (1788-1858). Rav Chaim derived much of his Torah knowledge (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Shevat

Thursday February 5, 2015 12:08 AM

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Rav Dovid of Kolomai, a talmid of the Baal Shem Tov (1732) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 15 Shevat

Wednesday February 4, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Mordechai Margulies, author of Shaarei Teshuva (1823) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 14 Shevat

Tuesday February 3, 2015 12:02 AM

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Rav Yaakov Yehoshua Falk Katz, the Pnei Yehoshua(1680-1756). Born in Cracow, he studied at Lvov (more…)

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Today’s Yahrzteits and History- 13 Shevat

Monday February 2, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Mordechai of Lechovitz, founder of Kobrin and Slonim dynasties (1810). He always told his chassidim that he first learned Torah from Rav Aharon of Karlin, who taught him Torah from the heart. He (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Shevat

Sunday February 1, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candleRav Chaim Kapusi (~1540-1631). Born in Algiers, he moved with his family to Egypt in his early years. He became Rav and Dayan in Egypt and is buried in the Cairo Jewish cemetery. He authored Sifsei Chaim (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 9 Shevat

Thursday January 29, 2015 12:15 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Nissim ben Reuven, the Ran (1308-1376), author of a commentary to the Talmud and a halachic commentary to the work of Rabbeinu Yitzchak Alfasi (the Rif ). His extant commentaries on the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Shevat

Wednesday January 28, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Baruch ben Rav Shmuel of Pinsk (1834). In 1830, Rav Yisrael of Shklov, one of the closest of the disciples of the Vilna Gaon, began an effort to (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Shevat

Tuesday January 27, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid Biderman, the first Lelover Rebbe (1746-1814), son of Rav Shlomo Biderman. A close follower of the Chozeh of Lublin, he was known for his  (more…)

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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…)

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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

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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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