Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Av

Rav Shmuel Shmelke Toibish, Rav of Yas (Jassi), author of Chayei Olam, Milchamos Hashem, and Mitzvas Chalitzah (1865). Rav Yehuda HaLevy of Ragoza, founder of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Av

Rav Moshe ben Amram Greenwald of Chust, the Arugas Habosem (1915). A disciple of Rebbe Yusha Rokeach of Belz. His son, Rav Rav Yaakov...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 6 Av

Rav Yehoshua Greenwald, Av Beis Din of Chust. After suffering the horrors of World War II, he followed the Rambam's advice and wrote that...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Av

Rav Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi from Tzefas, the Arizal (1534-1572), born in Jerusalem, son of Rav Shlomo Luria Ashkenazi, who is believed to be descended from...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 4 Av

Rav Menachem Azariah deFano (from Pano), Italian mekubal, known as the Rema miPano (1548-1620). Rav Benzion Halberstam of Bobov (1874-1942). Born in Bokovosk, Galicia ,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Av

Rav Shimshon of Astropolia, along with 10,000 Jews of Polana, died al kiddush Hashem, in the Chmielnicki massacres (1648). Rav Shimshon Bachrach of Nicholsburg, son...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1-2 Av

Aharon Hakohen (1395-1272 BCE) Elazar ben Aharon Hakohen Rav Eliezer Isserlish, brother of the Rema (1623) Rav Yosef, Rav of Dubna and author of Yesod Yosef...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Tammuz

Rav Yochanan HaSandler Rav Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi)(1040-1105). He traced his ancestry through the Tanna'im Rav Yochanan HaSandlar and Hillel the Elder back to King Dovid. He...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Tammuz

Rav Elazar of Lizhensk (1806). He was the oldest son of the Rebbe Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk. He put together his father's sefer, Noam...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Tammuz

Birth and yahrtzeit of Yosef ben Yaakov Avinu (1561-1451 BCE). According to most opinions, however, the actual date was 1 Tammuz. Rav Yitzchak Charif of...