Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Av

Rav Yitzchak Meir Levine, Chairman of the world Agudas Yisrael organization (1893-1971). Born in Ger, he was a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Av

Nachum Ish Gamzu, Rabi Akiva's rebbi for 22 years, buried in Tzefas. Rav Benzion Yadler, Maggid of Yerushalayim (1952 or 1962) Rav Asher, the Stoliner Rebbe...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Av

Rav Yosef Naftali Stern, rosh yeshivas Pressburg in Yerushalayim (1971) Rav Tzvi Hirsch of Liska, Hungary (1798-1874). Rav Tzvi Hirsch spent several years at the court...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 13 Av

Rav Mordechai Banet of Nikolsburg, Hungary, author of Parashas Mordechai (1753-1829) Rav Nosson Nota Shapira, author of Megaleh Amukos and Ranav Ofanim (1585-1633). Eliyahu HaNavi is...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Av

Rav Zevulun Aryeh Graz (1904-1989). Born in Ozband, Lithuania, to Rav Yosef Nesanael, a student of the Alter of Kelm and, for a while, the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Av

Rav Hillel of Paritch, author of Pelach Harimon (1795-1864). A talmid muvhak of Rav Avraham Dov, Rav of Zhitomer. He served as Rav of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Av

Yissachor ben Yaakov Avinu (1564 BCE) Rav Don Yitzchak Abarbanel (1437-1508). Abrabanel was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to an illustrious Sephardic family...

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 – 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...