Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 11 Iyar

-Rav Naftali Tzvi of Ropshitz, author of Ayalah Sheluchah and Zera Kodesh, (1760-1827). When R' Naftali decided to join the chassidic movement he chose...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Iyar

-Eli Hakohen and his sons Chofni and Pinchas. The Bnei Yisrael were defeated by the Plishtim, 30,000 soldiers were slaughtered, the Aron Kodesh was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Iyar

-Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439) -Rav Yitzchak Bernays (1792-1849). Born in Mainz, Germany, Reb Yitzchak learned at...

Today’s Yahrzteits & History – 7-8 Iyar

Yahrtzeits - 7 Iyar -Rav Shlomo Ephraim of Luntchitz, author of Kli Yakar and Ololos Ephraim. Rav Shlomo Ephraim was born in Lunchitz in Poland....

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 6 Iyar

-Rav Levi ben Gershon (Ralbag), commentator on Chumash. Though a distinguished Talmudist, Levi never held a rabbinical office. He earned a livelihood most probably...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 5 Iyar

-Rav Moshe Zorach Eidelitz of Prague, author of Ohr La'yeshorim, Berurei Hamiddos, and Meleches Machsheves, and Ohr LaYeshraim (1780 or 1755). Orphaned as a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 4 Iyar

-Rav Yosef Dov (Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik of Brisk, the Beis Halevi, father of Rav Chaim Solevetchik. Yosef Dov (1820-1892) was born in Nisvizh, near...

Rav Abba Berman zt”l, On His Fourth Yahrtzeit, Today, 3 Iyar

Rav Abba Mordechai Berman zt"l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Iyun HaTalmud, had the merit of learning firsthand from the Torah giants of the previous...

Rabbi Yoseph Breuer: The Rav of Frankfurt, U.S.A., On His 29th Yahrtzeit, Today, 3...

By Dr. Ernst J. Bodenheimer with Rabbi Nosson Scherman As a six-year old child, Rabbi Joseph Breuer saw his grandfather, Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, for...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 3 Iyar

-Choni Hama'agal (see Menachos 94b, Rashi).-Rav Aryeh Leib Tzintz of Plotzk, the Maharal Tzintz (1833). Author of Get Mekushar, Maayanei Hachachma on Bava Metzia,...