Today’s Yahrzteits & History – 15 Av

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 19 Elul

Rav Yaakov of Orleans, one of the Baalei Tosefos and a student of Rabbeinu Tam, was killed with many other Jews in London during...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 5-6 Cheshvan

Yahrtzeits - 5 Cheshvan Rav Tzvi Hirsh Kalisher Rav Moshe Birdogo, son of Rav Avraham. Rav Moshe resided in western Morocco and was known as...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 12 Kislev

Ravina II Bar Shmuel (c. 475), who completed the codification of the Talmud Bavli begun earlier by Rav Ashi. His petirah marks the end...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 12-13 Adar

Yahrtzeits - Friday, 12 Adar Rav Moshe Pardo, founder of Or Hachaim Seminary in Bnei Brak Rav Pinchas (ben Baruch) Hager of Borsha (1869-1941). He...

Rav Mendel Kaplan zt”l, On His 25th Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Nissan

By Yisroel Greenwald It is amazing to witness the strong impact Rav Mendel Kaplan zt"l continues to have more than two decades after his passing....

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 26 Iyar

-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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 16 Tammuz

Chur, son of Kalev and Miriam, killed by the erev rav for his protest against making the Egel. (1309 or 1312 BCE) Rav Shimon Moshe...

Rav Chaim Soloveitchik zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today 21 Av

By Rabbi Chaim Leib Balgley What was it like to grow up in Brisk? What was the nature of the leadership of this city, their...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 23 Elul

Rav Yisrael of Pikov, son of Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1818) Rav Uri, the Seraph of Strelisk, author of Imrei Kodesh (1826). A disciple...