Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Shevat

Rav Nota of Chelm, the Neta Shaahuim (1812) Rav Moshe Schick, the Maharam Shick (1807-1879). His "last name" was created by his family inresponse to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Teves

Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin (1818-1898), the Rav of Brisk, Yerushalayim leader, son of Rav Binyamin Diskin, Rav of Volkovisk. He was born in Horodno....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Teves

Rav Shmuel Berenbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn (1921-2008). Born in the small Polish-Lithuanian town of Kinishen, Reb Shmuel began his formal learning...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Teves

Rav Naftali Katz, author of Semichas Chachomim (1660-1719), descendent of the Maharal. Born in Ostracha, Ukraine and died in Istanbul. His father, Yitzchak, a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 23 Teves

Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib HaLavi Epstein, know as Reb Leibush of Ople (1837). Orphaned of his father, Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein, and hismother at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Teves

Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, hewas discovered buried up to his...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and Teves – 13 Teves

Rav Moshe ben Dovid Biderman, the Lelover Rebbe (1776-1850 or 1851). Born in abject poverty, he married Rachel Rivka, a daughter of the Yid...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Teves

Rav Moshe of Ostraha, author of Arugas Habosem (1784). Rav Shlomo Eiger, Rav of Posen, author of Gilyon Maharsha, son of Rav Akiva Eiger. (1851) Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Teves

Zecharia ben Berachya ben Ido Hanavi (320 or 313 BCE) Malachi Hanavi (320 or 313 BCE). His death ended the era of prophecy. Rav Yehuda Eilenberg,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Teves

Ezra Hasofer and Nechemya Rav Ezra of Gerona (1227), the Ramban's teacher in Kabalah. He himself learned Kabbalah from RavYitzchak Sagi Nahor, son of the...