Today’s Yahrtzeits & 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 & History – 20-22 Nissan

Yahrtzeits - 20 Nissan -Rav Hai bar Sherira Gaon, rosh yeshivas Pompedisa, last of the Gaonim of Pumpedisa (1038) -Rav Yitzchak Chori, dayan in Djerba -Rav Yechezkel...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 28 Shevat

Rav Alexander Sender of Zholkov (~1660-1737). He was the son of Rav Ephraim Zalman Shor, Magid of Lvov, and was orphaned as...

Rav Avigdor Miller zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today, 27 Nissan

By Rabbi Shmuel Elchonon Brog zt"l The Torah begins with the words "Bereishis bara Elokim - In the beginning G-d created." Rashi explains the word...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Adar

Rav Shmuel Halevi Klein of Boskowitz, author of Machtzis Hashekel, a super-commentary on the Magen Avraham on the Shulchan Aruch Orach Chaim (1738-1827) Rav Mordechai...

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 & History – 16-17 Shevat

Yahrtzeits - 16 Shevat Rav Dovid of Kolomai, a talmid of the Baal Shem Tov (1732) Rav Yona Navon, Rav of Yerushalayim (1713-1760). Appointed Rosh Yeshiva...

The Chofetz Chaim zt”l, On His 82nd 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 anonymouswork on a...

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 in Prague. Served as...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10-11 Adar

Yahrtzeits - 10 Adar -Rav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663). -Rav Yosef Baruch Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). He was the...