Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Iyar

Rav Yitzchak Feigenbaum, Rav and Av Beis Din in Warsaw (1911). He was a prominent supporter of the Chovevei Tzion -Rav Binyamin Mendelson, Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23 Iyar

Rav Moshe of Premishel, author of Mateh Moshe (1606) Rav Chaim Menachem Heschel of Zhinkov (1837-1893). Succeeded his father, Rav Meshulam Zusya, and expanded the Chassidus...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Iyar

Rav Shlomo Eliezer Alfandri, the Maharsha Alfandri (1820-1930). Born in Istanbul, Rav Shlomo Eliezer served as the chief rabbi in Istanbul, Damascus, and subsequently...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Iyar

Rav Yitzchak Eizik Segal, author of Raza Meihemna (1783). Rav Yaakov Yosef Hakohen Rabinowitz (1873-1902). The son of the Chessed L'Avraham of Radomsk, who in turn...

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. After Rabbi Akiva was murdered...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Iyar

Rav Yechezkel Landau, the Noda Beyehuda (1713-1793). Born in Apta, Poland, learned and served in Brody, serving as Av Beis Din at the age...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Iyar

Rav Meir ben Gedaliah of Lublin, author of Maharam on Shas, also known as Meir Einai Chachamim. He was invited to the rabbinate of...

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 – 14 Iyar

Rav Meir Baal Haness (121 CE). A descendant of proselytes, Rav Meir was a talmid of Rebbi Akiva, Rabbi Yishmael, and Elisha ben Avuyah....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and 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...