Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Av

Rav Shimshon Wertheimer (1658-1724). Born in Worms, Germany, he learned in the yeshivas of Worms and Frankfurt. After marrying the daughter of the Rav...

Rav Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg zt”l, The Sridei Aish, On His Yahrtzeit, Today 4 Shevat

By Dayan Dr. I. Grunfeld The yahrtzeit of the renowned Gaon Rav Yechiel Yaacov Weinberg stirs up memories of a remarkable epoch in the recent...

Today’s Yahrtzeits 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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Kislev

Rav Tzvi Hersh Rosanish, author of Tesha Shitos (1804). He was the son of Rav Yissachar Dovrish, Av Beis Din of Podhajce, and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 7 Tammuz

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Cheshvan

Today's Yahrtzeits - 29 Cheshvan Rav Yitzchak Eizik Chover, author of Responsa Binyan Olam and Si'ach Yitzchak. One of his talmidim, HaRav Yitzchak Kahane, wrote...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Nissan

Yehoshua bin Nun - Buried in Timnas Serach in Har Ephraim (1354-1244 BCE) Rav Ephraim (ben Aharon) Navon, the Machaneh Ephraim (1677-1735). Born in Andrinople,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 8 Sivan

Rav Moshe Blau, Agudas Yisrael activist and a 6th generation of the Old Yishuv. He was the editor of Agudah's local weekly, Kol Yisrael,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 3 Teves

Rav Avraham Brandwein of Stretyn (1864), the second of four sons of Rav Yehuda Tzvi of Stretyn, who was the foremost...

Today in History – 12 Iyar

Rav Zorach Eideles of Prague (1755) Rav Masoud Abuchatzeira, father of the Baba Sali (1835-1908). Born in Taflilat, Morocco, hesucceeded his father, the Abir Yaakov,...