Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 6 Teves

Rav Yaakov Reischer, author of Minchas Yaakov, Chok Yaakov, Iyun Yaakov (peirush on Eyn Yaakov), and Shevus Yaakov (1661-1733). Born...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 3 Tammuz

Rav Yaakov Sapir, author of Even Sapir (A Journey to Yemen), a collection of stories of his travels through...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 3 Av

Rav Shimshon of Astropolia, along with 10,000 Jews of Polana, died al kiddush Hashem, in the Chmielnicki massacres (1648). Rav Shimshon Bachrach of Nicholsburg, son...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 18 Tishrei

Rav Nachman of Breslav, born to Feige, grand-daughter of the Ba'al Shem Tov, and Simcha, son of Nachman...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Sivan

Rav Meir Halevi Horowitz, the Maharam Titkin (1743). Titkin was founded in 1437. In 1522, ten Jews from Grodno, Lithuania, became the first Jews to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Kislev

Rav Aharon Shimon Shapiro of Prague (1679) Rav Chizkiya ben Dovid di Silva, author of Pri Chadash on the Shulchan Aruch (1659-1698). Born in Livorna,...

The Ben Ish Chai, On His 102nd Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Elul

It is perhaps to our benefit that many of Chacham Yoseif Chaim's works contain a photograph, taken in his twenty-sixth year. This...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Sivan

Rav Dovid Pardo of Sarajevo, author of Chasdei Dovid on the Tosefta, and Maskil L'Dovid on Rashi (1710 or ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Av

Rav Chaim Soloveitchik of Volozhin and Brisk (1853-1918). Son of the Beis Halevi, Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, Rav Chaim was born in Volozhin, but...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 3 Tishrei

Rav Naftali Trop, Rosh Yeshiva Radin (1871-1930). Born in Grodno, he studied with his father, Rav Moshe Trop, who was Rosh Yeshiva of a...