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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Shevat

Rav Nota of Chelm, the Neta Shaahuim (1812) Rav Moshe Schick, the Maharam Shick (1807-1879). His "last name" was created by his family inresponse to...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Teves

Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin (1818-1898), the Rav of Brisk, Yerushalayim leader, son of Rav Binyamin Diskin, Rav of Volkovisk. He was born in Horodno....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Teves

Rav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1808-1888). His father, Rav Raphael Aryeh (1777-1857), who changed the family name to Hirsch, was the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Teves

Rabbeinu Avraham bar Dovid miPosquires (Ra'avad), author of Hasagos on the Rambam and the Rif Rav Avraham Chaim of Zlotchov, author of Orach LeChaim and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 25 Teves

Rav Yechiel Michel Tukatchinsky, mashgiach of Slabodka in Bnai Brak, and founder of Yeshivas Mekor Chaim in Yerushalayim. In 1925, he published a sefer...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Teves

Rav Naftali Katz, author of Semichas Chachomim (1660-1719), descendent of the Maharal. Born in Ostracha, Ukraine and died in Istanbul. His father, Yitzchak, a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 23 Teves

Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib HaLavi Epstein, know as Reb Leibush of Ople (1837). Orphaned of his father, Rav Yechiel Michel Epstein, and hismother at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Teves

Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, hewas discovered buried up to his...