Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 18 Iyar

Lag Ba'omer, yahrtzeit of Rav Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Holy Zohar, and a disciple of Rabbi Akiva....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Tammuz

Rav Ezriel Meir of Lublin (1873-1941). Born to Rav Avraham Eiger of Lublin, a descendent of Rav Akiva Eiger. He reluctantly took the reigns...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Av

Rav Yaakov Kuli (Culi), author of Me’am Loez (1689 or 1690-1732). He was a grandson and talmid of Rav Moshe ibn Habib. He moved from...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Elul

Rav Moshe Segal of Lvov, known as Rosh Hagolah Umanhig Hamedinah (1719). Rav Yitzchak Chiyus, Rav in Skolya (1726). Author of of the Mishnah commentary,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Kislev

Rav Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini, the Sdei Chemed (1832-1904). Rav Chaim was born in Yerushalayim and was married at 18. After his father was niftar two...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Shevat

Asher ben Yaakov Avinu Rav Menachem Mendel Krochmahl of Nikolsburg, the Tzemach Tzedek (~1600-1661). Helearned in Krakowat the yeshiva of the Bach, his rebbi muvhak...

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 – 28 Adar

Rav Shmuel Halevi Klein of Boskowitz, author of Machtzis Hashekel, a super-commentary on the Magen Avraham on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim (1738-1827) Rav Mordechai...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Iyar

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Sivan

Rabbi Chanina ben Tradyon, one of the Asara Harugei Malchus (Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim 580). Rav Meir Eisenstadt, the Maharam Eish, author of Panim Meiros (1670-1744)....