Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 15 Tammuz

Rav Chaim ben Atar, the Ohr HaChaim Hakadosh, (1696-1743). Born into a well-respected family in Sali, Morocco, Rav Chaim spent his early years learning...

Rav Mordechai Marcus zt”l

It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Rav Mordechai Marcus zt”l. He was 78 years old. Rav Marcus, rov of the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Tammuz

Rav Yaakov Sapir, author of Even Sapir (A Journey to Yemen), a collection of stories of his...

Rav Mendel Kaplan zt”l, On His 26th Yahrtzeit, Today, 13 Nissan

By Yisroel Greenwald It is amazing to witness the strong impact Rav Mendel Kaplan zt"l continues to have more than two decades after his passing....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 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 under his father...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History, 13 Tammuz

Rav Moshe Rivkash (Rivka's), author of Be'er Hagolah on Shulchan Aruch (1684). He was one of four great tzadikim of Vilna who lived at...

Sarah Schenirer a”h, the Mother of the Bais Yaakov Movement, On Her Yahrtzeit, Today,...

Sarah Schenirer a"h was not blessed with children of her own. And yet she was a mother. In ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Tammuz

Chur, son of Kalev and Miriam, killed by the erev rav for his protest against making the Egel. (1309 or 1312 BCE) Rav Shimon Moshe...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Tammuz

Rav Klonymos Kalman Halevi Epstein of Cracow, the Maor Vashemesh (1823). One of the most celebrated of the followers of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Tammuz

Rav Shmuel ben Yoel ibn Shuiv, Rav in the Aragonese community of Salonica (1528). His father, who was born in Spain and moved to Salonica...