Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 7 Iyar

Rav Shlomo Ephraim of Luntchitz, author of Kli Yakar and Ololos Ephraim (1550-1619). Rav Shlomo Ephraim was born in Lunchitz...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 13 Sivan

Rav Ephraim Hakohen Katz of Vilna, the Shaar Ephraim (1616-1678). Father-in-law of the Chacham Tzvi. In 1678, he accepted the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 18 Tammuz

Rav Yehuda Halevi Eidel of Slonim (1805). Born in Zamosc, Galicia, in 1757 or 1759. His most famous work was Afikei Yehuda....

Rav Zelik Epstein zt”l – A Tribute, On His Third Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Av

Early Monday morning, three years ago, on 13 Av, August 3, 2009, at 3:30 a.m., the holy soul of Rabbi Aaron Zelig...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Elul

Rav Tzadok HaKohen Rabinowitz of Lublin, author of Pri Tzadik, Resisei Layla, and other works (1823-1900). The son of Rav Yaakov ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 21-24 Tishrei

Yahrtzeits - 21 Tishrei Rav Yaakov Yosef HaKohen of Polnayah, author of Toldos Yaakov Yosef (1710-1784). He was the foremost disciple of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 26 Cheshvan

Rav Shlomo Segal, Av Beis Din Polna'ah and Lvov, he authored MiBeis Levi (1638) Rav Raphael Hoken of Hamburg (1723-1803). Born in Liphland to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 25 Kislev

Rav Avraham, son of the Vilna Gaon (1808) Rav Yaakov Ettlinger (1798-1871), son of Rav Aharon, rosh yeshiva of the local mesivta in Karlsruhe, Germany...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 4 Shevat

Asher by Yaakov Avinu (1562-1439 B.C.E.) Rav Yisrael Charif from Stanov, author of Tiferes Yisrael, disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. Rav Moshe Leib...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Adar

Rav Mordechai Meisel, the parnes of Prague, a great Jewish philanthropist who saved many Jewish lives in pogroms (1601). Rav Shlomo Zalman of Volozhin, brother...