Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Adar

Rav Meir Schiff, the Maharam Schiff (1608-1644). Born in Frankfurt am Main, he became Rav of the nearby town of Fulda at the age...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Adar

Rav Dovid (ben Tzvi Elimelech) of Dinov (1804-1874). Rav Dovid was the author of Tzemach Dovid and the son of the Bnei Yissoschar. He...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Adar

Rav Chaim Davidson (1760-1854). Born in Pinchov, he lost his father at an early age. Soon after his bar mitzvah, the Warsaw gevir, Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Adar

Rav Shalom Charif (1825). Having learned under Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz (the Baal Haflaah) in Frankfurt for many years, Rav Shalom became Rav and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14-15 Adar I

Rav Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14-15 Adar I

Rav Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 13 Adar

Rav Yehuda (ben Shmuel) HeChasid, author of Sefer Chasidim (1150-1217). His father (1120-1175), led a famous yeshiva in Speyer, and served as Rav Yehuda's...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Adar

Rav Avraham Ibn Ezra (1089-1164). He was born in Tudela during the height of Spain's Golden Age. There, he established a close friendship with...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 30 Shevat

Rav Moshe of Zaloshin, author of Mishpat Tzedek, Tikkun Shabbos, and Geulas Yisrael (1788-1831). In 1815, he was appointed leader of the chassidic community...