Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Shevat

Rav Chaim Kapusi (~1540-1631). Born in Algiers, he moved with his family to Egypt in his early years. He became Rav and Dayan in...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 11 Shevat

Rav Dovid Nosan Deutsch, son of R' Yosef Yoel Deutsch, and the second Rav of Kretchenif (1879). He authored Nefesh Dovid on Chumash. Today in...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Shevat

Rav Meir ben Yitzchak Katzenellenbogen, the Maharam Padua (1482-1565). Born in Ellenbogen , Germany , founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying in Prague...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Shevat

Rabbeinu Nissim ben Reuven, the Ran (1308-1376), author of a commentary to the Talmud and a halachic commentary to the work of Rabbeinu Yitzchak...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Shevat

Rav Baruch ben Rav Shmuel of Pinsk (1834). In 1830, Rav Yisrael of Shklov, one of the closest of the disciples of the Vilna...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Shevat

Rav Dovid Biderman, the first Lelover Rebbe (1746-1814), son of Rav Shlomo Biderman. A close follower of the Chozeh of Lublin, he was known...

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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 4 Shevat

Asher by Yaakov Avinu (1562-1439 B.C.E.) Rav Yisrael Charif from Stanov, author of Tiferes Yisrael, disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. Rav Moshe Leib of Sassov...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Shevat

Rav Yosef Katz, brother-in-law of the Rema and author of She'eris Yosef (1591). Note: the Admor of Desh, Rav Tzvi Meir Panet (1923-2003) also...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Shevat

Asher ben Yaakov Avinu Rav Menachem Mendel Krochmahl of Nikolsburg, the Tzemach Tzedek (~1600-1661). He learned in Krakowat the yeshiva of the Bach, his rebbi...