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 – 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...

Rav Gedalia Schorr zt”l, On His 34th Yahrtzeit, Tomorrow, 7 Tammuz

By Rabbi Nosson Scherman The last day of Rabbi Gedalia Schorr's life was typical of so many others, especially in his later years. It ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 14-15 Adar I

Rav Ze'ev Wolf of Zhitomer, student of the Maggid of Mezeitch, author of Or Hameir, one of the early foundation texts of Chassidus (1800). Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Tammuz

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

Today’s Yahrtzeit and History – 22 Av

Rav Mordechai ben Hillel, the "Mordechai" (~1230-1298). A descendent of the Ravyah, he was a principle...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22 Sivan

Rav Isamar Rosenbaum, Nadvorna Rebbe (1973). Son of Rav Meir of Kretchnif, a descendent of the Premishlaner dynasty, Rav Isamar was appointed Rebbe at...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Sivan

Rav Moshe ben Shlomo HaKohen, a German Tosefist (1198) Rav Yisrael Chaim Friedman of Rachov, the Likutei Maharyach, a commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 23 Sivan

Rav Eliezer Yosef, son of Rav Yitzchak HaLevi Ledenberg, Belzer Rebbe (1954). He learned Beitza and Rosh Hashanah over 4000 times (memorized over 6...

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 ,...