Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 10 Shevat

Rav Meir ben Yitzchak Katzenellenbogen, the Maharam Padua (1482-1565). Born in Ellenbogen , Germany , founder of the Katzenellenbogen family. After studying in Prague...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 9 Shevat

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 7-8 Shevat

Rav Baruch ben Rav Shmuel of Pinsk (1834). In 1830, Rav Yisrael of Shklov, one of the closest of the disciples of the Vilna...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 6 Shevat

Rav Raphael Yom Tov Lipman Halpern of Bialystock, the Oneg Yom Tov (1816-1879) Rav Chaim Tzvi Teitelbaum of Sighet, the Atzei Chaim (1879-1926), oldest son...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 5 Shevat

Rav Chaim Dovid Chazan, Rishon L'tzion (1869) Rav Shalom Shachna Yelin, Rav of Bielsk and author of Yefeh Einayim (1874). Bielsk is a town, 52...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 4 Shevat

Asher by Yaakov Avinu (1562-1439 B.C.E.) Rav Yisrael Charif from Stanov, author of Tiferes Yisrael, disciple of the Baal Shem Tov. Rav Moshe Leib of Sassov...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 3 Shevat

Rav Yosef Katz, brother-in-law of the Rema and author of She'eris Yosef (1591). Note: the Admor of Desh, Rav Tzvi Meir Panet (1923-2003) also...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 2 Shevat

Asher ben Yaakov Avinu Rav Menachem Mendel Krochmahl of Nikolsburg, the Tzemach Tzedek (~1600-1661). He learned in Krakowat the yeshiva of the Bach, his rebbi...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 29 Teves-1 Shevat

Rav Yehoshua Leib Diskin (1818-1898), the Rav of Brisk, Yerushalayim leader, son of Rav Binyamin Diskin, Rav of Volkovisk. He was born in Horodno....

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 28 Teves

Rav Shmuel Berenbaum, Rosh Yeshiva of Mir in Brooklyn (1921-2008). Born in the small Polish-Lithuanian town of Kinishen, Reb Shmuel began his formal learning...