Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Cheshvan

Rav Yissachar Dov Rokeach, the third Belzer rebbe (1854-1926) Rav Moshe Lima, author of Chelkas Mechokek. Early in the 17th century, he was hired by the...

Today’s Yahrzteits – 21 Cheshvan

Rav Dovid ben Zimra, the Radbaz (1480-1573). Arriving in Tzefas as a child after the Spanish expulsion, he emigrated to Egypt in 1514. Shortly...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Cheshvan

Rav Avraham ben Yitzchak of Narbonne, author of Sefer HaEshkol, father-in-law of the the Raavad, Rav Avraham ben Dovid. Rav Avraham ben Dovid (Ravad II)...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Cheshvan

Rav Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov (1768-1825), founder of the Vizhnitz and Kosov dynasties and author of Ahavas ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 16 Cheshvan

Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach (1894-2001). Born in Vaboilnick, Lithuania, and left for Ponevezh (38km away) at age 7. Learned at Slabodka under Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Cheshvan

Mattisyahu ben Yochanan, Kohen Godol, father of the Chasmonaim (138 BCE, or 165) Rav Eliezer ben Yitzchak ibn Archa (1651). Born in Tzefas, he moved...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Lowy, grandfather of the Maharal (1539) Rav Leib Baal HaYisurim in Tzefas (1836) Rav Aharon Weiss of Benedkwits (1851-1932). At the age of 20,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 13 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Hachassid, author of Sefer Hachassidim (1150-1217). He was born in Speyer (Shapira) and died in Regensburg. His father, Shmuel, was a saintly...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 12 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Tzadka, rosh yeshiva of Porat Yosef (1909-1991). Born in Yerushalayim, Rav Yehuda was a great-great grandson of Rav Tzadka Chutzin, author of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 10 Cheshvan

Gad ben Yaakov Avinu (1566 BCE-1441 BCE) Rav Yechiel Michel of Krakow, author of Seder Gittin (1660) Rav Aryeh Leib of Stanislov, author of Nachlas Aryeh...