Yahrtzeits

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Iyar May 15, 2015  12:08 am

Rav Saadyah ben Yosef Gaon (882-942). Born in Fayum (the former name of Cairo), Egypt, he led an all-out war against the Karaites when he was just 23, criticizing their theories with articulately advanced

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 25 Iyar May 14, 2015  12:03 am

Rav Yaakov Loeberbaum of Lisa, author of Chavas Daas, Nesivos Hamishpat, and many other sefarim (1760-1832). A great-grandson of the Chacham Tzvi, Reb Yaakov lost his father before his

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Iyar May 13, 2015  12:07 am

Rav Yitzchak Feigenbaum, Rav and Av Beis Din in Warsaw (1911). He was a prominent supporter of the Chovevei Tzion

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23 Iyar May 12, 2015  12:03 am

Rav Moshe of Premishel, author of Mateh Moshe (1606) Rav Chaim Menachem Heschel of Zhinkov (1837-1893). Succeeded his father, Rav Meshulam Zusya, 

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Iyar May 11, 2015  12:05 am

Rav Shlomo Eliezer Alfandri, the Maharsha Alfandri (1820-1930). Born in Istanbul, Rav Shlomo Eliezer served as the chief rabbi in Istanbul, Damascus, and subsequently in Tzefas for 20 years. He

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19-20 Iyar May 8, 2015  12:13 am

Rav Meir ben Baruch, the Maharam MiRottenberg, teacher of the Rosh, (1215-1293). In 1286, Rudolf of Germany wanted to institute a new tax on the Jews of Germany. The Jews objected to this tax.

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 18 Iyar May 7, 2015  12:08 am

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 by the Romans, Rav Shimon bar Yochai, together with his son

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Iyar May 6, 2015  12:08 am

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 of 20 years. In 1755, he was appointed Rav of Prague and all of Bohemia, soon establishing and heading a

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Iyar May 5, 2015  12:04 am

Rav Meir ben Gedaliah of Lublin, author of Maharam on Shas, also known as Meir Einai Chachamim. He was invited to the rabbinate of Cracow in 1587,

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Iyar May 4, 2015  12:03 am

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

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