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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 19-20 Av

Friday August 15, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 19 Av

Rav Yaakov Kuli (Culi), author of Me’am Loez (1689 or 1690-1732). He was a grandson and talmid of Rav Moshe ibn Habib. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Av

Wednesday August 13, 2014 12:06 AM

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Rav Shimshon Wertheimer (1658-1724). Born in Worms, Germany, he learned in the yeshivas of Worms and Frankfurt. After marrying the daughter of the Rav of Manheim in 1684, he (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 16 Av

Tuesday August 12, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Meir Levine, Chairman of the world Agudas Yisrael organization (1893-1971). Born in Ger, he was a member of the Sejm, the Polish parliament, representing Agudat Israel, between 1937 and (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 15 Av

Monday August 11, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesNachum Ish Gamzu, Rabi Akiva’s rebbi for 22 years, buried in Tzefas.

Rav Benzion Yadler, Maggid of Yerushalayim (1952 or 1962) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 14 Av

Sunday August 10, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Naftali Stern, rosh yeshivas Pressburg in Yerushalayim (1971)

Rav Tzvi Hirsch of Liska, Hungary (1798-1874). Rav Tzvi Hirsch spent several years at (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 12-13 Av

Friday August 8, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 12 Av

Rav Zevulun Aryeh Graz (1904-1989). Born in Ozband, Lithuania, to Rav Yosef Nesanael, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 11 Av

Thursday August 7, 2014 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Hillel of Paritch, author of Pelach Harimon (1795-1864). A talmid muvhak of Rav Avraham Dov, Rav of Zhitomer. He served as Rav of Patrich, and later succeeded Rav Baruch Mordechai in Bobroisk. His (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 10 Av

Wednesday August 6, 2014 12:10 AM

candle-small5Yissachor ben Yaakov Avinu (1564 BCE)

Rav Don Yitzchak Abarbanel (1437-1508). Abrabanel was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to an illustrious (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 8 Av

Monday August 4, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Shmelke Toibish, Rav of Yas (Jassi), author of Chayei Olam, Milchamos Hashem, and Mitzvas Chalitzah (1865). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Av

Sunday August 3, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe ben Amram Greenwald of Chust, the Arugas Habosem (1915). A disciple of Rebbe Yusha Rokeach of Belz. His son, Rav Rav Yaakov Yechezkiya, became the Pupa Rebbe. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5-6 Av

Friday August 1, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrzeits, Friday, 5 Av

Rav Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi from Tzefas, the Arizal (1534-1572), born in Jerusalem, son of Rav Shlomo Luria Ashkenazi, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4 Av

Thursday July 31, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Menachem Azariah deFano (from Pano), Italian mekubal, known as the Rema miPano (1548-1620). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 3 Av

Wednesday July 30, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav 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 of the Chavos Yair (1721) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Av

Tuesday July 29, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aharon Tumim (1630-1690). A rav in Prague from 1659 to 1672, Rav Aharon became Rosh Yeshiva in Worms in 1672. He wrote Mateh Aharon on  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 1 Av

Monday July 28, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesAharon Hakohen (1395-1272 BCE) [the only yahrtzeit mentioned in the Torah]

Elazar ben Aharon Hakohen (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 29 Tammuz

Sunday July 27, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yochanan HaSandler

Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi)(1040-1105). He traced his ancestry through the Tanna’im Rav Yochanan (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 27-28 Tammuz

Friday July 25, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 27 Tammuz

Birth and yahrtzeit of Yosef ben Yaakov Avinu (1561-1451 BCE). According to most opinions, however, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrzteits and History - 26 Tammuz

Thursday July 24, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Nachman Bulman (1925-2002). His parents, Reb Meir and Ettel Bulman were Gerrer chasidim who had moved to the Lower East Side from Poland. Reb Meir had lost his first wife in childbirth and his

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 25 Tammuz

Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yosef Yitzchak Rottenberg, head of Belgian community

Rav Aharon Berachia ben Moshe of Modina (1639). A student of the Rema. He was the author of (more…)

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Today: 112th Yahrtzeit of Rav Yaakov Yosef zt”l, New York’s Only Chief Rabbi

Tuesday July 22, 2014 5:23 AM

rav-yaakov-yosephThousands will participate today in visiting and davening at the kever of Rav Yaakov Yosef in the Union Field Cemetery, located at 82-11 Cypress Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens, today, on his yahrtzeit, 24 (more…)

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Today in History - 24 Tammuz

Tuesday July 22, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Grodzinski of Vilna

Rav Yitzchak Kolitz (1922-2003). Born in Elita, Lithuania, to Rav Eliyahu Dovid Nachman Kolitz, Rav of the town and a chavrusa of the Chazon Ish for  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 23 Tammuz

Monday July 21, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Cordovero (Remak) (1522-1570).  The Remak was the son of Rav Yaakov, one of the exiles from Cardova, Spain. He studied under the great kabbalists Rav Shlomo HaLevi Alkabetz (who

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 22 Tammuz

Sunday July 20, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel ben Yoel ibn Shuiv, Rav in the Aragonese community of Salonica (1528). His father, who was born in Spain and moved to Salonica in 1495, authored Olas Shabbos, Nora Tehillos, and Ein

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 20-21 Tammuz

Friday July 18, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits, Friday, 20 Tammuz

Rav Nosson Nata (ben Moshe) Hanover (1683). A talmid of the Maharshal, he was the author of Yaven Hametzula and (more…)

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Rav Leizer Yudel Finkel zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 19 Tammuz

Thursday July 17, 2014 2:31 AM

rav-leizer-yudel-finkelRav Eliezer Yehuda Finkel zt”l, known as Rav Leizer Yudel Finkel, lived from 1879 to 1965 and served the rosh yeshiva of the Mir Yeshiva in both Poland and later Yerushalayim. (more…)

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Chacham Ben Tzion Abba Shaul zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 19 Tammuz

Thursday July 17, 2014 1:21 AM

rav-benzion-abba-shaulAmbulances speeding down Geula’s Malchei Yisroel Street with their sirens wailing are, sadly, not an uncommon sight. Nonetheless, each time the wail of an ambulance was heard in the Geula-based Porat Yosef (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 19 Tammuz

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Eizik Halevi Herzog ztl, Chief Rabbi of Ireland and later Palestine (1888-1959). His father, Rav Yoel Leib Herzog (1865-1933) was Chief Rabbi of Paris. From his birth until his 16th

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 18 Tammuz

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Halevi Eidel of Slonim (1805). Born in Zamosc, Galicia, in 1757 or 1759. His most famous work was Afikei Yehuda. His chidushim on Seder Toharos is considered indispensable for (more…)

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

Tuesday July 15, 2014 3:13 AM

rav-yaakov-weinbergBy Rabbi Emanuel Feldman

I first met my mechutan, Rav Yaakov Weinberg, long before he was the famous Rav Yaakov. I was a boy of 15, and he was a few years older. (more…)

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