Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Iyar

Rav Meir ben Gedaliah of Lublin, author of Maharam on Shas, also known as Meir Einai Chachamim. He was invited to the rabbinate of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Iyar

Rav Chaim Meir Yechiel Shapira of Mogelnitz (or Moglonitza) (1849). He was raised and taught by his maternal grandfather, the Koznitzer Maggid. He married...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Iyar

Rav Meir Baal Haness (121 CE). A descendant of proselytes, Rav Meir was a talmid of Rebbi Akiva, Rabbi Yishmael, and Elisha ben Avuyah....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Iyar

Rav Naftali Tzvi of Ropshitz, author of Ayalah Sheluchah and Zera Kodesh, (1760-1827). When R' Naftali decided to join the chassidic movement he chose...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Iyar

Rav Zorach Eideles of Prague (1755) Rav Masoud Abuchatzeira, father of the Baba Sali (1835-1908). Born in Taflilat, Morocco, hesucceeded his father, the Abir Yaakov,...

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 Aron Kodesh was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Iyar

Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439) Rav Yitzchak Bernays (Barneis) (1792-1849). Born in Mainz, Germany, Reb Yitzchak learned...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Iyar

Rav Yerachmiel Rabinowitz of Peshischa (1831) Rav Moshe Mordechai Twersky of Trisk (1943) Rav Raphael Binyamin Levine, son of Rav Aryeh Levine. Rav Refael studied in...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Iyar

Choni Hama'agal (see see Menachos 94b, Rashi). Rav Aryeh Leib Tzintz of Plotzk, the Maharal Tzintz (1833). Author of Get Mekushar, Maayanei Hachachma on Bava Metzia,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Iyar

Rav Kalman Vermaiza of Lvov (1560). One of the first marbitzei Torah in Poland. Rav Nosson Shapiro (1570), author of She'arim eshaarei Dura. Rav Shmuel Shmelke...