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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 6 Cheshvan

Thursday October 30, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yehuda Hachosid, founder of the Churva shul in Yerushalayim (1700)

Rav Shlomo Dovid Yehoshua Weinberg,
the Admor Hatzair of Slonim (1943) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 5 Cheshvan

Wednesday October 29, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Tzvi Hirsh Kalisher

Rav Moshe Birdogo, son of Rav Avraham. Rav Moshe resided in western Morocco and was known as (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 3 Cheshvan

Monday October 27, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Yisrael of Ruzhin (1797-1850). Born to Reb Shalom, the Rebbe of Prohibisht (who was a son of Reb Avraham HaMalach, the son of the Maggid of Mezerich). He was engaged to the Rav of Berditchev at (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 2 Cheshvan

Sunday October 26, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Baruch Hager, the Seret-Viznitz Rebbe, the Makor Baruch (1895-1963). Born to Rav Yisrael of Vizhnitz and Rebbetzin Hinda, a daughter of Rav Meir Horowitz of Dzikov, Rav Baruch was named after his


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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 30 Tishrei-1 Cheshvan

Friday October 24, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 30 Tishrei

Rav Tzvi Hirsh Chayos, the Maharatz Chayos (Chiyus), Rav of Zolkov (1805-1855). Born in Brody to (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 29 Tishrei

Thursday October 23, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesShimon Hatzadik of the Anshei Knesset Hagedola, 313 BCE

Rav Menachem Mendel of Vizhnitz (1830-1885), author of Tzemach Tzedek. Named (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Tishrei

Wednesday October 22, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Nachman Tzvi HaLevi of Kolomaya, son of Rav Yitzcak, Rav of Kolomaya (1829)

Rav Shmuel Landau of Prague, second son of the Noda BeYehuda (1837) (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeit and History - 27 Tishrei

Tuesday October 21, 2014 12:08 AM


Rabbeinu Yitzchak Hazaken bar Shmuel (the Ri Hazaken), of the Baalei Tosfos (1120-1200). The Ri’s maternal grandfather was Rashi’s son-in-law,  (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 26 Tishrei

Monday October 20, 2014 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aharon of Zhitomer, author of Toldos Aharon (1816). A talmid muvhak of Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, he succeeded Rav Zev Wolf of Zhitomir (the Ohr Hemeir) upon the appointment of the (more…)

The Chasam Sofer zt”l, Upon His Yahrtzeit, Today, 25 Tishrei

Sunday October 19, 2014 12:19 AM

the-chasam-soferRav Moshe Sofer - the Chasam Sofer - was born in 1766 to Rav Shmuel and Gittel Sofer of Frankfurt Am Mein. Rav Shmuel was an outstanding talmid chacham who traced his yichus back to the Yalkut Shimoni. (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 25 Tishrei

Sunday October 19, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev (1740-1810). At the suggestion of his mentor, Reb Smelke of Nikolburg, he traveled to Mezritch and became a close disciple of the Magid of Mezritch. Following posts (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 21-24 Tishrei

Wednesday October 15, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 21 Tishrei

Rav Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polnayah, author of Toldos Yaakov Yosef (1710-1784). He was the foremost disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, and one of the earliest champions (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 20 Tishrei

Tuesday October 14, 2014 12:05 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Yehoshua Heschel of Crakow (1596-1663), son of Rav Yaakov Lubliner and the grandson (through his mother) of Rav Meir Katzenellenbogen. (more…)

RABBEINU HAGRA ZT”L: The Vilna Gaon, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 19 Tishrei

Monday October 13, 2014 5:13 AM

vilna-gaon“Who can count, who can measure,

The bounds of his heart’s breadth? (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 19 Tishrei

Monday October 13, 2014 12:22 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aaron, the Sadigerer Rebbe, the Kedushas Aharon. (1913), son Rav Yisrael of Sadiger; father of Reb Mordechai Shalom Yosef. He died tragically, just six years after his (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 18 Tishrei

Sunday October 12, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Nachman of Breslav, born to Feige, grand-daughter of the Ba’al Shem Tov, and Simcha, son of Nachman of Horodenka, the Ba’al Shem Tov’s close friend, in Mezhbizh. (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14-15-16 Tishrei

Wednesday October 8, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 14 Tishrei

Rav Shalom Shachna of Prohovitch, son of Rav Avraham HaMalach and father of the Ruzhiner (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 13 Tishrei

Tuesday October 7, 2014 12:02 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Akiva Eiger of Posen (1761-1837). A descendent of the Eshel Avraham, he was born in Eisenstadt. He married the daughter of Reb Itzik Margolies, one of the wealthiest Jews of Lisa. Because of a fire in (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 12 Tishrei

Monday October 6, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Avraham Malach, the son of the Mezritcher Maggid (1741-1776). R. Avraham learned Kabbalah from the Maggid and the revealed Torah from R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the teacher chosen by the boy’s (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 11 Tishrei

Sunday October 5, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Huna berei Mar Zutra (466 CE)

Mar bar Rav Ashi (466 CE) (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits - 9-10 Tishrei

Friday October 3, 2014 12:10 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 9 Tishrei

Rebbi Elazar ben Rav Shimon (123 CE)

Rav Avraham Saba, author of Tzror Hamor (1519) (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits - 8 Tishrei

Thursday October 2, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Baruch Schneerson, father of the Baal Hatanya (1789)

Rav Noach of Lechovitz (1775-1832), son of Rav Mordechai, the founder of the Lechovitz dynasty. As (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits - 7 Tishrei

Wednesday October 1, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirthday and Yahrtzeit of Zevulun ben Yaakov Avinu (1450 BCE)

Birthday of Dina bas Yaakov (2312) (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 6 Tishrei

Tuesday September 30, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Aryeh Leib of Shpolya, “The Shpoler Zayde,” famed as a miracle worker and devoted to the succor of poor Jews in distress. In his early years, he was  (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 5 Tishrei

Monday September 29, 2014 12:13 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesBirth and yahrtzeit of Naftali ben Yaakov Avinu, 1566 BCE (or 1435 BCE according to others)

Rav Naftali HaKohen Katz of Lublin (1645). Grandfather and namesake of the Semichas Chachamim, (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 29 Elul, 1-2 Tishrei

Wednesday September 24, 2014 12:03 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesYahrtzeits - 29 Elul

Rav Yaakov Halevi Lipschitz, author of Zichron Yaakov and secretary of Rav Yitzchak Elchonon Spector (1922). (more…)

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 28 Elul

Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:08 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesShaul Hamelech and his three sons, 880 BCE or 878 BCE

Rav Sa’adya, father-in-law of Rav Chaim Vital (1574) (more…)

Today in History - 27 Elul

Monday September 22, 2014 12:09 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Moshe Segal of Lvov, known as Rosh Hagolah Umanhig Hamedinah (1719).

Rav Yitzchak Chiyus, Rav in Skolya (1726). Author of of the Mishnah commentary, Zera Yitzchak (more…)