Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 19-20 Adar

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 29 Adar-1 Nissan

Rabbeinu Yitzchak ben Rabbeinu Asher, and grandson of the Riva, was murdered with numerouis other Jews because of a blood libel (1196). Rav Shlomo...

Today’s Yahrzteits & History – 21 Teves

Birthdate and yahrtzeit of Shimon ben Yaakov Avinu (1567 BCE) Rav Shlomo, Rav of Vilna at the time of the Vilna Gaon (1791) Rav Eliyahu Eliezer...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 16 Teves

Rav Chaim Kreiswirth, Rav and Av Beis Din of Antwerp and son-in-law of Rav Avraham Grodzinski. Rav Chaim was well-known to have memorized Talmud...

Rav Avrohom Yaakov Hakohen Pam zt”l, On His Twelfth 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 & History – 23 Nissan

Rav Moshe ben Yosef MiTrani, the Mabit (1505-1585). Son of Rav Yosef MiTrani (Mahait), Rav Moshe was born in Salonika,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Iyar

Eli Hakohen and his sons Chofni and Pinchas. The Bnei Yisrael were defeated by the Plishtim, 30,000 soldiers were slaughtered, the ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Kislev

Shimon ben Yaakov Avinu (1566-1446 B.C.E.) Rav Tzvi Pesach Frank, rav of Yerushalayim (1873-1961). He was born in Lithuania and was a student of Rav Eliezer...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9 Cheshvan

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Elul

Rav Yaakov of Orleans, one of the Baalei Tosefos and a student of Rabbeinu Tam, was killed with many other Jews in London during...