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 – 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...

The Manchester Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Yehuda Zev Segal zt”l, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

It is said that Rav Yehuda Zev Segal underwent a marked transformation in his outlook and behavior at the age of 8....

Rav Dovid Kronglass zt”l, Upon His Yahrtzeit, Today

By Yisroel Feldman The petirah of the Mashgiach, Rav Dovid Kronglass, was an extremely special event for me for a number of reasons.  First of...

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: 111th Yahrtzeit of Rav Yaakov Yosef zt”l, New York’s Only Chief Rabbi

Thousands will participate today in visiting and davening at the kever of Rav Yaakov Yosef in the Union Field Cemetery, located at 82-11 Cypress...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Tammuz

Rav Binyamin Levy of Smyrna (1721) Rav Mordecai of Kremnitz (1813). One of the five sons of the Magid of Zlotchov (Rav Yechiel Michel). One...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Tammuz

Rav Nosson Nata (ben Moshe) Hanover (1683). A talmid of the Maharshal, he was the author of Yaven Hametzula and Shaarei Tzion, a popular kabalistic...

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...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Tammuz

Rav Yosef Trani, the Maharit (1568-1639). Born in Safed, he married to a descendant of Rav Yosef Caro, but fled Safed due to plague...

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...

The Rogatchover Gaon zt”l: Genius in a Generation of Giants, On His Yahrtzeit, Today

By Rav Yaakov Feitman The obviously weary young woman tremulously entered the room. She had already been to all the "experts" - doctors, wet-nurses -...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Cheshvan

Rabbeinu Yonah (ben Avraham) of Gerondi, France(1200 -1263). The Ramban's mother and Rabbeinu Yonah's father were siblings. Many years later, the Ramban's son, Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Cheshvan

Rav Shlomo Segal, Av Beis Din Polna'ah and Lvov, he authored MiBeis Levi (1638) Rav Raphael Hoken of Hamburg (1723-1803). Born in Liphland to Rav...

The Bobover Rebbe, Rav Shlomo Halberstam zt”l, On His 11th Yahrtzeit

Today is the 11th yahrtzeit of the Bobover Rebbe, Rav Shlomo Halberstam (1908-2000), son of Rav Benzion, grandson of Rav Shlomo, founder...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Av

Rav Shimshon of Astropolia, along with 10,000 Jews of Polana, died al kiddush Hashem, in the Chmielnicki massacres (1648). Rav Shimshon Bachrach of Nicholsburg, son...

Rav Yisroel Zev Gustman zt”l, On His 23rd Yahrtzeit, Today, 28 Sivan

Rav Yisroel Zev Gustman was born in Tammuz of 1908 in the town of Skolka near...

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 – 28 Tammuz

Rav Elazar of Lizhensk (1806). He was the oldest son of the Rebbe Reb Elimelech of Lizhensk. He put together his father's sefer, Noam...

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...

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