Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 10 Adar

Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:04 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 - 9 Adar

Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Mordechai Meisel, the parnes of Prague, a great Jewish philanthropist who saved many Jewish lives in pogroms (1601). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History - 8 Adar

Monday March 10, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shmuel Dovid Ungar of Neitra, a descendent of Don Yitzchak Abarbanel. (more…)

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Todays Yahrtzeits and History - 7 Adar II

Sunday March 9, 2014 12:04 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 & History - 5-6 Adar

Friday March 7, 2014 12:02 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 & History - 4 Adar

Thursday March 6, 2014 12:07 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Achai bar Rav Huna of Rabanan Soverai, 506 CE

The body of R. Meir (MaHaRaM) of Rotenburg’s was released for burial in 1307, fourteen years (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 3 Adar

Wednesday March 5, 2014 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 - 2 Adar

Tuesday March 4, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Meir Paprish, the Ohr Tzadikim (1624-1662). At the young age of 13, Reb Meir began learning Kabbalah as a student of Rav Yaakov Tzemach who studied under Rav Shmuel Vital, the son of Rav Chaim (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 1 Adar

Monday March 3, 2014 12:02 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 & History - 28-29 Adar

Friday February 28, 2014 12:02 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 & History - 27 Adar

Thursday February 27, 2014 12:06 AM

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Tzedkiah, last king of Yehuda, died in captivity, in Bavel (561 BCE). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 26 Adar

Wednesday February 26, 2014 12:06 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 & History - 25 Adar

Tuesday February 25, 2014 12:01 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 & History - 24 Adar

Monday February 24, 2014 12:04 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 - 23 Adar

Sunday February 23, 2014 12:01 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Chaim Cheikel of Amdur (Indura) (1787). Born to Rav Shmuel in Karlin, he was a disciple of the Vilna Gaon, and later became a student of Rav Dov  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 21-22 Adar

Friday February 21, 2014 12:04 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 & History -20 Adar

Thursday February 20, 2014 12:07 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  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 19 Adar

Wednesday February 19, 2014 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 & History - 18 Adar

Tuesday February 18, 2014 12:02 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 & History - 16 Adar

Sunday February 16, 2014 12:06 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Shalom Charif (1825). Having learned under Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz (the Baal Haflaah) in Frankfurt for many years, Rav Shalom became Rav and Rosh Yeshiva in Ansbach, a town in Bavaria, (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 14-15 Adar I

Friday February 14, 2014 12:06 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

Thursday February 13, 2014 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  (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 12 Adar

Wednesday February 12, 2014 12:03 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 & History - 11 Adar

Tuesday February 11, 2014 12:03 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 & History - 10 Adar

Monday February 10, 2014 12:02 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 & History - 9 Adar

Sunday February 9, 2014 12:04 AM

yahrtzeit-candlesRav Mordechai Meisel, the parnes of Prague, a great Jewish philanthropist who saved many Jewish lives in pogroms (1601). (more…)

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 7-8 Adar

Friday February 7, 2014 12:06 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 & History - 6 Adar

Thursday February 6, 2014 12:03 AM

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

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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History - 5 Adar

Wednesday February 5, 2014 12:05 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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