Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 7 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro of Lublin (1887-1933). His father, Rav Yaakov Shimshon Katz of Shatz, Romania, was a descendent of...

Today Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Nissan

Miriam Hanevia (1395-1272 or 1270 BCE) Rav Betzalel Hacohen, Rav of Vilna, author of Mareh Cohen and Shu"T Reishis Bikkurim. Rav Shalom Mashash, Sephardic Rav of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 29 Kislev

Rav Aharon Shimon Shapiro of Prague (1679) Rav Chizkiya ben Dovid di Silva, author of Pri Chadash on the Shulchan Aruch (1659-1698). Born in Livorna,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & 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 & History – 21 Av

Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Volozhin and Brisk (1853-1918). Son of the Beis Halevi, Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Rav Chaim was born in Volozhin, but...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 21-22 Cheshvan

Yahrtzeits - 21 Cheshvan Rav Dovid ben Zimra, the Radbaz (1480-1573). Arriving in Tzefas as a child after the Spanish expulsion, he emigrated...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Teves

Ezra Hasofer and Nechemya Rav Ezra of Gerona (1227), the Ramban's teacher in Kabalah. He himself learned Kabbalah from Rav Yitzchak Sagi Nahor, son of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Adar

Rav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663). Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). He was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Teves

Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, he was discovered buried up...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Tishrei

Shimon Hatzadik of the Anshei Knesset Hagedola, 313 BCE Rav Menachem Mendel of Vizhnitz (1830-1885), author of Tzemach Tzedek. Named for His grandfather, Rav Menachem...