Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 8 Sivan

Rav Moshe Blau, Agudas Yisrael activist and a 6th generation of the Old Yishuv. He was the editor of Agudah's local weekly, Kol Yisrael,...

Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 16 Tammuz

Chur, son of Kalev and Miriam, killed by the erev rav for his protest against making the Egel. (1309 or 1312 BCE) Rav Shimon Moshe...

The Chofetz Chaim zt”l, On His 81st Yahrtzeit, Today, 24 Elul

By Rabbi Nosson Scherman A little more than one hundred years ago, an unknown author was arranging for the publication of an anonymous work ...

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...

Todays Yahrtzeits & History – 6-7 Tammuz

Yahrtzeits, Friday, 6 Tammuz Rav Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, grandson of Rav Shlomo Algazi, author of Yavin Shemua. He served the Sephardic community of Yerushalayim, replacing...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & 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...

Rav Avrohom Yaakov Hakohen Pam zt”l, On His Eleventh Yahrtzeit, Today

By Rabbi Nosson Scherman Some years ago, a highly regarded family was sitting shivah. One of those sitting was an elderly Reform rabbi, who...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Cheshvan

Rabbeinu Asher ben Yechiel, the Rosh (1250-1327). One of the three primary rishonim on whom the Rav Yosef Karo relied for the Shulchan Aruch....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 25 Adar

Rav Gershon (ben Efrayim) Kitover, brother-in-law of the Baal Shem Tov (1696-1761). His father was a Rav and Av Beis Din in one of...