Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Cheshvan

Rav Yosef Engel, rav of Krakow and Vienna (1859-1919). Born in Austrian Poland, his rebbe refused to teach him any longer when he reached...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Kislev

Rav Moshe Mordechai Margulios, Rav and Av Beis Din Cracow, author of Chasdei Hashem (1616) Rav Pinchas Menachem Elazar Justman (Yustman) of Piltz, the Sifsei...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Teves

Rav Yaakov Krantz, Dubna Maggid (1741-1804). Born in a province of Vilna, Jacob ben Wolf Kranz showed exceptional homiletical and Kabbalistic talents at an...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26-27 Shvat

Yahrtzeits - 26 Shvat -Rav Dovid Halevi Segal, author of Turei Zahav (the Taz) (1586-1667), son-in-law of the Bach. Born in Cracow. Unofficial Rabbi of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Adar

Rav Moshe Pardo, founder of Or Hachaim Seminary in Bnei Brak Rav Pinchas (ben Baruch) Hager of Borsha (1869-1941). He was raised not only by...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 30 Nissan

Rabbeinu Yosef Halevi ibn Migash (Rimigash), talmid of the Rif (1077-1141). As head of the famous academy of Lucena, Spain, R' Yosef taught numerous...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Sivan

Rav Chaim of Volozhin (1749-1821). The most prominent student of the Vilna Gaon, Rav Chaim established the Volozhin yeshiva in 1803, which was to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Tammuz

Rav Shmuel ben Yoel ibn Shuiv, Rav in the Aragonese community of Salonica (1528). His father, who was born in SpainĀ and moved to Salonica...

Today in History – 3 Elul

Rav Moshe Charif of Pressburg (1758) Rav Yissachar Ber of Nadvorna (1848) Rav Meshulam Zusya of Zhinkov, grandson of the Ohev Yisrael of Apta (1864) Rav Avraham...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Tishrei

Rav Aaron, the Sadigerer Rebbe, the Kedushas Aharon. (1913), son Rav Yisrael of Sadiger; father of Reb Mordechai Shalom Yosef. He died tragically, just...