Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Tammuz

Rabbeinu Yaakov ben Asher, the Baal Haturim (1268-1340), son of the Rosh. When his father fled Germany with his entire family to Spain in 1803,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Tammuz

Rav Yitzchak Chiyus (1616). Rav in Prossnitz (Prostejov) and Prague. Author of Pnei Yitzchak (which sets Yoreh Deah to rhyme), Siach Yitzchak (which sets...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Tammuz

Rav Zalman Sorotzkin, the Lutzker Rav and author of Oznaim L'Torah (1881-1966). Learned at Volozhin and Slabodka; married the daughter of Rav Eliezer Gordon,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Tammuz

Rav Meir Horowitz of Dzikov (Tarnobrzeg), author of Imrei Noam, grandson of Rav Naftali, the Ropshitzer Rov. One of his sons, R'  Tuvia Horowitz,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Tammuz

Rav Pinchas Halevi Horowitz of Nikelsburg (1730-1805), Rav of Frankfurt, the Baal Hafla'ah. His father was the Rav of Tchortkov. His brother, Reb Shmuel...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 6 Tammuz

Rav Yisrael Yaakov Algazi, grandson of Rav Shlomo Algazi, author of Yavin Shemua. He served the Sephardic community of Yerushalayim, replacing the batei Kehuna...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Tammuz

Rav Ezriel Meir of Lublin (1873-1941). Born to Rav Avraham Eiger of Lublin, a descendent of Rav Akiva Eiger. He reluctantly took the reigns...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 4 Tammuz

Rav Yaakov ben Meir (Rabbeinu Tam). The most famous of Rav Meir ben Shmuel's sons, one of Rashi's grandsons. He studied under his father...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 2 Tammuz

Birth and yahrtzeit of Yosef ben Yaakov Avinu (1561-1451 BCE). Rav Shmuel ben Yechiel of Cologne, killed by Crusaders. -Rav Nachman of Horodenka, one of the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Tammuz

Rav Klonymos Kalman Halevi Epstein of Cracow, the Maor Vashemesh (1823). One of the most celebrated of the followers of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk,...