Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Iyar

Rav Yitzchak Eizik Segal, author of Raza Meihemna (1783). Rav Yaakov Yosef Hakohen Rabinowitz (1873-1902). The son of the Chessed L'Avraham of Radomsk, who in turn...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 18 Iyar

Lag Ba'omer, yahrtzeit of Rav Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Holy Zohar, and a disciple of Rabbi Akiva. After Rabbi Akiva was murdered...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Iyar

Rav Yechezkel Landau, the Noda Beyehuda (1713-1793). Born in Apta, Poland, learned and served in Brody, serving as Av Beis Din at the age...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Iyar

Rav Meir ben Gedaliah of Lublin, author of Maharam on Shas, also known as Meir Einai Chachamim. He was invited to the rabbinate of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Iyar

Rav Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira of Mogelnitz (or Moglonitza) (1849). He was raised and taught by his maternal grandfather, the Koznitzer Maggid. He married...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Iyar

Rav Meir Baal Haness (121 CE). A descendant of proselytes, Rav Meir was a talmid of Rebbi Akiva, Rabbi Yishmael, and Elisha ben Avuyah....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Iyar

Rav Naftali Tzvi of Ropshitz, author of Ayalah Sheluchah and Zera Kodesh, (1760-1827). When R' Naftali decided to join the chassidic movement he chose...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Iyar

Rav Zorach Eideles of Prague (1755) Rav Masoud Abuchatzeira, father of the Baba Sali (1835-1908). Born in Taflilat, Morocco, hesucceeded his father, the Abir Yaakov,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Iyar

Eli Hakohen and his sons Chofni and Pinchas. The Bnei Yisrael were defeated by the Plishtim, 30,000 soldiers were slaughtered, the Aron Kodesh was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Iyar

Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439) Rav Yitzchak Bernays (Barneis) (1792-1849). Born in Mainz, Germany, Reb Yitzchak learned...