Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Shevat

Rav Nota of Chelm, the Neta Shaahuim (1812) Rav Moshe Schick, the Maharam Shick (1807-1879). His "last name" was created by his family inresponse to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Teves

Rav 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Teves

Rav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1808-1888). His father, Rav Raphael Aryeh (1777-1857), who changed the family name to Hirsch, was the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Teves

Rabbeinu Avraham bar Dovid miPosquires (Ra'avad), author of Hasagos on the Rambam and the Rif Rav Avraham Chaim of Zlotchov, author of Orach LeChaim and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 25 Teves

Rav Yechiel Michel Tukatchinsky, mashgiach of Slabodka in Bnai Brak, and founder of Yeshivas Mekor Chaim in Yerushalayim. In 1925, he published a sefer...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Teves

Rav Naftali Katz, author of Semichas Chachomim (1660-1719), descendent of the Maharal. Born in Ostracha, Ukraine and died in Istanbul. His father, Yitzchak, a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 23 Teves

Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib HaLavi Epstein, know as Reb Leibush of Ople (1837). Orphaned of his father, Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein, and hismother at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Teves

Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, hewas discovered buried up to his...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Teves

Rabbeinu Moshe ben Maimon, the Rambam (1135-1204). Born at Cordova, Spain, the Rambam received his rabbinical instruction at the hands of his father, Maimon....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Teves

Rav Aryeh Leib HaCohen Heller, author of Ketzos Hachoshen, Avnei Miluim, and Shev Shmaatsa (1813) Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the Kesav Sofer (1815-1872). Born and...