Today’s Yahrzteits – 21 Cheshvan

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yahrtzeit-candlesRav Dovid ben Zimra, the Radbaz (1480-1573). Arriving in Tzefas as a child after the Spanish expulsion, he emigrated to Egypt in 1514. Shortly thereafter, he was recognized as chief rabbi of Egypt, apost he held for 40 years. His income, however, came through business, from which he became quite wealthy. Among his talmidim in Cairo were Rav Yitzchak Luiria (the Ari) and Rav Betazelel Azhkenazi, the Shita Mekubetzes. In 1553, he returned to Eretz Yisrael, settling in Tzefas.

Rav Avraham Azulai, author of Chessed L’Avraham (1569-1643), which is often quoted in the writings of the Ari HaKodesh. Rav Avraham was the great, great-grandfather of the Chida. Born in Fez, Morocco, he eventually moved to Chevron in 1609 and became the holy city’s Chief Rabbi.

Rav Yichya Halevi Alshich, head of Yemenite community

Rav Dovid Shlomo Eibshitz of Soroka (1755-1813), author of Levushei Serad (on halacha) and Arvei Nachal (a Torah commentary with Chasidic philosophy). In 1809, he settled in Tzefat, Israel, where he died and is buried.

Rav Yissacher Ber of Podheitz, son of the Pnei Yehoshua (1844)

Rav Elazar HaKohen of Poltusk (1881)

Rav Moshe of Shitchelnik (1912)

Rav Betzalel Stern, author of Teshuvos B’Tzel Hachochma, and brother of Rav Moshe Stern (1988)

{Yahrtzeits licensed to by Manny Saltiel and Newscenter}


  1. R.Moishe Reichmann זצלה”ה.
    He was the one who taught us, how to support Mosdos Hatorah and the needy.
    He was the one who taught us, to give away hundreds of millions to צדקה.
    He was the one who taught us, donating צדקה may also be done without publicity & recognition.
    He was the one who taught us, giving to the נצרכים with humility & בדרך כבוד.
    His צדקה benefited directly or indirectly almost every single Yid in the entire world.

    הוא האיש שהיה משכמו ומעלה גבוה ועניו מכל העם

    יום השנה כ”א מרחשון – יהי זכרו ברוך

  2. How can the Ari Hakodosh quote the Chesed L’avrohom when the Chesed L’avrohom was 3 years old when the Ari passed away?


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