Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 29 Adar-1 Nissan

Friday March 20, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRabbeinu Yitzchak ben Rabbeinu Asher, and grandson of the Riva, was murdered with numerouis other Jews because of a blood libel (1196). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Adar

Thursday March 19, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Halevi Klein of Boskowitz, author of Machtzis Hashekel, a super-commentary on the Magen Avraham on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim (1738-1827) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 27 Adar

Wednesday March 18, 2015 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesTzedkiah, last king of Yehuda, died in captivity, in Bavel (561 BCE).

Rav Yosef Shaul HaLevi Nathanson (1810-1875 or 1878). Born in Brezhan, Galicia, he was married at the age of 16. His father, Rav Aryeh Leibush, was a descendant of the Chacham Tzvi, the Maharsha, the Rema, the  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Adar

Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesSarah Schneirer, mother of the Bais Yaakov movement (1935)
-Rav Eliezer Lippa, the son of Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk (1813). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 25 Adar

Monday March 16, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Gershon (ben Efrayim) Kitover, brother-in-law of the Baal Shem Tov (1696-1761). His father was a Rav and Av Beis Din in one of the four batei din in Brody , Poland . In 1747, he moved to Eretz (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 24 Adar

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yitzchak Eizik Margulies of Prague (1525).

Rav Chaim Algazi of Kushta, author of Nesivos Hamishpot. Student of Rav Shlomo Algazi Rabbi of (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 22-23 Adar

Friday March 13, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yaakov of Novominsk (1902). Father of Rav Yehuda Aryeh Perlow of Vlodova (1878-1961) and Rav Alter Yisrael Shimon Perlow of Novominsk. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 21 Adar

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham ben Musa (1660-1733). Born to Rav Shlomo in Tutiuan , Morocco , he moved to Saly , Morocco some time before 1706, and was probably Rav of the city. A learned mekubal, he later moved (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 20 Adar

Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Meir Schiff, the Maharam Schiff (1608-1644). Born in Frankfurt am Main, he became Rav of the nearby town of Fulda at the age of 17. His chidushim on the Talmud are terse, incisive, and profound. In 1644,  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 19 Adar

Tuesday March 10, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid (ben Tzvi Elimelech) of Dinov (1804-1874). Rav Dovid was the author of Tzemach Dovid and the son of the Bnei Yissoschar. He succeeded his father as Rebbe in Dinov following the latter’s petira (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 18 Adar

Monday March 9, 2015 12:11 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Alexander Ziskind, born in Brzhen, but lived most of his life in Horodna (Grodno, Belarus), Lithuania, the product of the teaching of Rav Aryeh Leib Epstein, Rav of Nikolsberg. He authored the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 17 Adar

Sunday March 8, 2015 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Davidson (1760-1854). Born in Pinchov, he lost his father at an early age. Soon after his bar mitzvah, the Warsaw gevir, Rav Naftali Tzvi Tzinimer, made the shidduch for Rav Chaim to marry his (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14 Adar, Purim

Thursday March 5, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Ze’ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Adar

Wednesday March 4, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda (ben Shmuel) HeChasid, author of Sefer Chasidim (1150-1217). His father (1120-1175), led a famous yeshiva in Speyer, and served as Rav Yehuda’s rebbe. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 12 Adar

Tuesday March 3, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Pardo, founder of Or Hachaim Seminary in Bnei Brak

Rav Pinchas (ben Baruch) Hager of Borsha (1869-1941). He was raised not only by his father, the (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 11 Adar

Monday March 2, 2015 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Gershon (ben Yitzchak) Ashkenazi (1625-1693). Born in Holtz, Germany, he left home to learn in the yeshiva of Rav Yoel Sirkes, the Bach, in Krakow, Poland. He was also a close talmid of Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 10 Adar

Sunday March 1, 2015 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663).

Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Adar

Thursday February 26, 2015 12:11 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirthday of Moshe (ben Amram) Rabbeinu [1393 BCE (Sotah 12b)] and his yahrtzeit [1273 BCE] (Kiddushin 38a)

Rav Shlomo Ephraim of Lunshitz, author of Kli Yakar (1550-1619). After serving as rosh yeshiva in (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Adar

Wednesday February 25, 2015 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel ben Natronai, one of the Baalei Tosefos, was tortured and martyred (1197).

Rav Daniel Prostitz (1759-1846). Rav of Pressburg and colleague of the Chasam Sofer. (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Adar

Tuesday February 24, 2015 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Ze’ev Wolf (Velvele) of Ostracha (also known as Tcharni-Ostraa) (1823). He was a close talmid of Rav Dov Ber (the Maggid) of Mezritch and Rav Pinchas of Koritz. Thereafter, he became a follower of Rav (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 4 Adar

Monday February 23, 2015 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Ze’ev Wolf (Velvele) of Ostracha (also known as Tcharni-Ostraa) (1823). He was a close talmid of Rav Dov Ber (the Maggid) of Mezritch and Rav Pinchas of Koritz. Thereafter, he became a follower of Rav (more…)

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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

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 24 Shevat

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

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