Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 4 Tishrei

Rav Yoel Baal Shem (1713) Rav Avraham Danzig, author of Chayei Adam and Chachmas Adam (1748-1820). Born in Danzig (Gdansk), he learned at the yeshiva...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 28 Sivan

Rav Shimshon Aaron Polansky, the Teplik Rav (1876-1948). Rav of Midovia in Ukraine's Kiev district at age 20. Five years later, he became Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Adar

Rav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663). Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). He was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Teves

Rabbeinu Moshe ben Maimon, the Rambam (1135-1204). Born at Cordova, Spain, the Rambam received his rabbinical...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Adar I

Rav Pinchas of Voldova, author of Bris Shalom (1663). Rav Yosef Baruch (ben Klonymos Kalman) Halevi Epstein, the Gutteh Yid of Neustadt (1867). He was...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 14 Shevat

Rav Yaakov Yehoshua Falk Katz, the Pnei Yehoshua(1680-1756). Born in Cracow, he studied at Lvov (Lemberg), where he became Rav in 1718, succeeding the Chacham...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 17 Av

Rav Shimshon Wertheimer (1658-1724). Born in Worms, Germany, he learned in the yeshivas of Worms and Frankfurt. After marrying the daughter of the Rav...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 25 Shevat

-Rav Yisrael Lipkin Salanter (1810-1883), founder and spiritual father of the Mussar movement. Born in Zager (near Kovno), Lithuania, to Rav Ze'ev Wolf Lipkin,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 8 Sivan

Rav Moshe Blau, Agudas Yisrael activist and a 6th generation of the Old Yishuv. He was the editor of Agudah's local weekly, Kol Yisrael,...

Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 10 Elul

Rav Yitzchak Friedman, the first Rebbe of Bohush (1834-1896). The eldest grandchild of the Ruzhiner, Reb Yitzchak was only a year younger than...