Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Cheshvan

Binyamin ben Yaakov Avinu, buried near Kfar Saba Rav Avraham Azulai (1670-1744). Born in Fez to Rav Mordechai Azulai. In 1700, he fulfilled his life's...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23 Cheshvan

Rav Aharon Katzenellenbogen of Brisk, author of Minchas Aharon (1854). Rav Moshe Midner of Slonim-Baranowitz, a grandson of the Yesod Ha'avodah and a talmid of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Cheshvan

Rav Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the third Belzer rebbe (1854-1926) Rav Moshe Lima, author of Chelkas Mechokek. Early in the 17th century, he was hired by the...

Today’s Yahrzteits – 21 Cheshvan

Rav Dovid ben Zimra, the Radbaz (1480-1573). Arriving in Tzefas as a child after the Spanish expulsion, he emigrated to Egypt in 1514. Shortly...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Cheshvan

Rav Avraham ben Yitzchak of Narbonne, author of Sefer HaEshkol, father-in-law of the the Raavad, Rav Avraham ben Dovid. Rav Avraham ben Dovid (Ravad II)...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Cheshvan

Rav Naftali Yitzchak Segal, author of Naftali Seva Ratzon (1555) Rav Yitzchak Avraham Wallerstein of Minsk, brother of the Shaagas Aryeh (1775) Rav Shimshon Halevi Heller...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17-18 Cheshvan

Rav Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov (1768-1825), founder of the Vizhnitz and Kosov dynasties and author of Ahavas Shalom. The son of Rav Yaakov...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Cheshvan

Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach (1894-2001). Born in Vaboilnick, Lithuania, and left for Ponevezh (38km away) at age 7. Learned at Slabodka under Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Cheshvan

Mattisyahu ben Yochanan, Kohen Godol, father of the Chasmonaim (138 BCE, or 165) Rav Eliezer ben Yitzchak ibn Archa (1651). Born in Tzefas, he moved...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Lowy, grandfather of the Maharal (1539) Rav Leib Baal HaYisurim in Tzefas (1836) Rav Aharon Weiss of Benedkwits (1851-1932). At the age of 20,...