Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 27 Teves

Rav Shamshon Raphael Hirsch, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1808-1888). His father, Rav Raphael Aryeh (1777-1857), who changed the family name to Hirsch, was the...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 26 Teves

Rabbeinu Avraham bar Dovid miPosquires (Ra'avad), author of Hasagos on the Rambam and the Rif Rav Avraham Chaim of Zlotchov, author of Orach LeChaim and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits – 25 Teves

Rav Yechiel Michel Tukatchinsky, mashgiach of Slabodka in Bnai Brak, and founder of Yeshivas Mekor Chaim in Yerushalayim. In 1925, he published a sefer...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 24 Teves

Rav Naftali Katz, author of Semichas Chachomim (1660-1719), descendent of the Maharal. Born in Ostracha, Ukraine and died in Istanbul. His father, Yitzchak, a...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 22-23 Teves

Yahrtzeits - 22 Teves Rav Shmuel Heller, Azhenazi Rav of Tsefas for 40 years (1884). On the 24th of Teves in 1837, he was discovered...

New Era, Same Goal

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz The opening posuk of Seder Shemos marks the end of one era and the start of another. “V’eileh shemos bnei Yisroel...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 21 Teves

Birthdate and yahrtzeit of Shimon ben Yaakov Avinu (1567 BCE) Rav Shlomo, Rav of Vilna at the time of the Vilna Gaon (1791) Rav Eliyahu Eliezer...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Teves

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

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 19 Teves

Rav Aryeh Leib HaCohen Heller, author of Ketzos Hachoshen, Avnei Miluim, and Shev Shmaatsa (1813) Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer, the Kesav Sofer (1815-1872). Born and...

Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 18 Teves

Rav Huna bar Mar Zutra (the Reish Galusa) killed al kiddush Hashem, along with Rav Mesharshiya bar Pekod (470) Rav Tzvi Elimelech Shapira of Dinov...