Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 4 Av

Rav Menachem Azariah deFano (from Pano), Italian mekubal, known as the Rema miPano (1548-1620). Rav Benzion Halberstam of Bobov (1874-1942). Born in Bokovosk, Galicia ,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 4 Nissan

Rav Yaakov Tzvi Mecklenberg, author of HaKesav Vehakabala (1785-1865). A talmid of Rav Akiva Eiger, Rav Yaakov Tzvi was appointed Rav of Kenigsberg, Germany, spending...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Nissan

Nadav and Avihu, bnei Aaron Hakohen (1309 BCE) Rav Moshe Yosef Hoffman, the dayan from Pupa Rav Elya Svei, Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical Yeshiva of...

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...

Rav Shmuel Rozovsky zt”l, On His 31st Yahrtzeit, Today

Today is the 31st yahrtzeit of Rav Shmuel Rozovsky zt"l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Ponovezh.  Rav Shmuel was born in Grodna to Rav Michel...

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 – 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 – 13 Nissan

Rav Yosef Karo, Beis Yosef, Shulchan Aruch, Kesef Mishneh,and Magid Meisharim, (1488-1575). His first major work, the Beis Yosef is a comprehensive commentary on...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Elul

Rav Tzadok HaKohen Rabinowitz of Lublin, author of Pri Tzadik, Resisei Layla, and other works (1823-1900). The son of Rav Yaakov HaKohen, Rav of...

Rav Avrohom Yaakov Hakohen Pam zt”l, On His Eighth Yahrtzeit, Today

By Rabbi Nosson Scherman About ten years ago, a highly regarded family was sitting shivah. One of those sitting was an elderly Reform rabbi,...