Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22-23 Av

Rav Mordechai ben Hillel, the "Mordechai" (~1230-1298). A descendent of the Ravyah, he was a principle disciple of the Maharam miRottenberg, and a close...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Shevat

Rav Chaim Dovid Chazan, Rishon L'tzion (1869) Rav Shalom Shachna Yelin, Rav of Bielsk and author of Yefeh Einayim (1874). Bielsk is a town, 52...

The Ben Ish Chai, On His 103rd 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 was the...

Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt”l, On His First Yahrtzeit, Tomorrow, 11 Cheshvan

One year ago tomorrow, Klal Yisroel was plunged into sadness with the sudden passing of Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15-16 Teves

Yahrtzeits - 15 Teves The Amora, Mashrisha bar Pekud of Bavel Rav Raphael of Bershed, a talmid of Rav Pinchas of Koritz (1827) Rav Chaim Mordechai...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 26 Adar

Sarah Schenirer, mother of the Bais Yaakov movement (1888-1935) Rav Eliezer Lippa, the son of Rav Elimelech of Lizhensk (1813). Rav Avraham Chaim Brim of Yerushalayim...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 17 Nissan

Rav Avraham Reuven Hakohen Katz of Prague (1673), author of Yalkut Reuveni, a collection of kabbalistic material, arranged according to the verses in the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Iyar

Rav Naftali Tzvi of Ropshitz, author of Ayalah Sheluchah and Zera Kodesh, (1760-1827). When R' ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14 Teves

Reuven ben Yaakov Avinu Rav Raphael Meir Penijel (1804-1894). Born in Bulgaria , he moved with his family to Eretz Yisrael when he was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 19 Shevat

Rav Binyamin Zev Shapiro of Prague (1718) Rav Yitzchak Baruch Sofer, father of the Kaf Hachaim (1905) Rav Shmuel Weinberg of Slonim, the Divrei Shmuel (1916)....