Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 23 Elul

Rav Yisrael of Pikov, son of Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev (1818) Rav Uri, the Seraph of Strelisk, author of Imrei Kodesh (1826). A disciple...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 17 Cheshvan

Rav Menachem Mendel Hager of Kosov (1768-1825), founder of the Vizhnitz and Kosov dynasties and author of Ahavas Shalom. The son of Rav Yaakov...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 29 Kislev

Rav Aharon Shimon Shapiro of Prague (1679) Rav Chizkiya ben Dovid di Silva, author of Pri Chadash on the Shulchan Aruch (1659-1698). Born in Livorna, Italy,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 9-10 Shevat

Rabbeinu Nissim ben Reuven, the Ran (1308-1376), author of a commentary to the Talmud and a halachic commentary to the work of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 17 Adar

Rav Chaim Davidson (1760-1854). Born in Pinchov, he lost his father at an early age. Soon after his bar mitzvah, the Warsaw ...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 15 Adar, Shushan Purim

Rav Zvi Hirsch Kaidanover of Vilna and Frankfurt, author of Kav Hayashar (1712) Rav Yosef Leifer (ben Yisachar Bertchi) of Pittsburgh, the Tzidkas Yosef (1891-1966)....

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 27 Nissan

Rav Asher Margulies, a Yerushalmi mekubal, author of Kumi V'Roni Rav Yehuda Kahana, the Kuntres Hasefeikos (1819) Rav Levi Yitzchak (ben Moshe) Greenwald, the Tzelemer Rav...

Rav Meir Shapiro zt”l, Upon His Yahrtzeit, Today, 7 Cheshvan

Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro, Rav of Lublin, revolutionized Klal Yisroel's limud haTorah. For the budding talmid chacham, he created the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History, 13-14 Tammuz

Yahrtzeits, Friday, 13 Tammuz Rav Moshe Rivkash (Rivka's), author of Be'er Hagolah on Shulchan Aruch (1684). He was one of four great tzadikim of...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 16 Av

Rav Yitzchak Meir Levine, Chairman of the world Agudas Yisrael organization (1893-1971). Born in Ger, he was a member of the Sejm, the Polish...