Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 23 Shevat

Rav Aharon ben Chaim Avraham HaKohen Perachia (1627-1697). He was a wealthy man and was appointed chief rabbi of Salonika in 1688. He authored...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 4-5 Tammuz

Yahrtzeits - 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 17-18 Teves

Rav Yaakov Krantz, Dubna Maggid (1741-1804). Born in a province of Vilna, Jacob ben Wolf Kranz showed exceptional homiletical and Kabbalistic talents...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 13 Shevat

Rav Mordechai of Lechovitz, founder of Kobrin and Slonim dynasties (1810). He always told his chassidim that he first learned Torah from Rav Aharon...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro of Lublin (1887-1933). His father, Rav Yaakov Shimshon Katz of Shatz, Romania, was a descendent of Rav Pinchas Koretz, a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Iyar

Rav Avigdor Kara, Rav of Prague and author of Hahanek Hakaneh Hagadol (1439) Rav Yitzchak Bernays (Barneis) (1792-1849). Born in Mainz, Germany, Reb Yitzchak learned...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23 Iyar

Rav Moshe of Premishel, author of Mateh Moshe (1606) Rav Chaim Menachem Heschel of Zhinkov (1837-1893). Succeeded his father, Rav Meshulam Zusya, and expanded the Chassidus...

Rav Shimshon Dovid Pincus zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Tomorrow, 12 Nissan

There was a fire burning perpetually within the heart of HaRav Shimshon Pincus zt'l. It was a restless fire, constantly moving and flickering in...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 24 Elul

Chabakuk Hanavi Rav Yisrael Meir Kagan of Radin (1838-1933). As a 9-year-old boy, he entered the yeshiva in Vilna. After marrying at 17...

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...