Living Legacy: Rebbe Menachem Yisroel of Kosson, zt”l, Upon his 20th Yohrtzeit

By: Yehuda Alter The Shabbos, the 18th of Cheshvan, will mark 20 years since the passing of the Kossoner Rebbe, Rebbe Menachem Yisroel.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Shimon Shkop, zt”l, Rosh Yeshiva of Shaar HaTorah Grodno

By: Yehuda Alter Thursday, 9 Cheshvan, marks the yohrtzeit of one of the most important Roshei Yeshiva in the prewar era. As a Rosh Yeshiva in.... read more

Living Legacy: Rebbe Yisroel of Ruzin, zy”a

By: Yehuda Alter The 3rd day in the month of Cheshvan marks the yohrtzeit of the holy Ruziner. Among chassidim it is said that, like the day of.... read more

Living Legacy: Chasam Sofer on his Yohrtzeit, 260 Years Since his Birth

By: Yehuda Alter 25 Tishrei marks the 182nd yohrtzeit of the holy Chasam Sofer, one of the most important figures in modern history, for his.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Yaakov Yosef of Ostroh, Known as Rav Yaivee

By: Yehuda AlterAmong the early luminaries of the chassidic movement, whose Sefer remains a classic to this day, is “Rav Yaivee,” who left this.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Chaim Berlin, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter One of the great gedolim of the turn-of-the-century Lithuania, Rav Chaim was a great-grandson of Rav Chaim Volozyner, and would.... read more

Living Legacy: The Shpoler Zeide

By: Yehuda Alter6 Tishrei marked the yohrtzeit of Rebbe Yehuda Aryeh Leib, known as the Shpoler Zeide, zy”a, who was known for his fiery avodas.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Chaim Yehuda Leib Aurbach

By: Yehuda Alter One of old Yerushalayim’s most prominent figures, founder of the famed Yeshiva Sha’ar Hashomayim for the study of kabbalah,.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Yonasan Eibschutz, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter Shabbos, 21 Elul, marks the yohrtzeit of Rav Yonasan Eibschutz, one of the greatest ge’onim in modern history, and author of.... read more

Living Legacy: Rebbis Yosef Chaim of Bagdad, the Ben Ish Chai, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter Friday, 13 Elul, marks the yohrtzeit of the Ben Ish Chai—a mekubal, posek, darshan, and Torah.... read more

Living Legacy: The Novominsker Rebbe, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter Monday, 9 Elul, marks the yohrtzeit of the Novominsker Rebbe, Rebbe Nochum Mordechai Perlow, zt”l, who was niftar in the year.... read more

Living Legacy: The Skulener Rebbe, zt”l, Upon his Fortieth Yohrtzeit

By: Yehuda Alter Friday, the 29th of Av, marks the 40th yohrtzeit of Rav Eliezer Zusia Portugal, zt”l, the Skulener Rebbe, who epitomized.... read more

Living Legacy: The Steipeler, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter Shabbos, the 23rd of Av, marks the yohrtzeit of Rav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky, zt”l, one of the greatest luminaries of postwar.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Shloime Chanoch Hakohen Rabinovitch of Radmosk, zt”l, Hy”d

By: Yehuda AlterThe 18th of Av marks the 80th yohrtzeit of Rebbe Shloime Chanoch, the last Rebbe of the Radomsker dynasty and the head of the Kesser.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Itzele (Blazer) Peterburger, zt”l

By: Yehuda Alter 11 Av marks the yohrtzeit of one of the greatest figures in the mussar movement that thrived in Lita since its introduction by.... read more

Living Legacy: The Kedushas Tzion of Bobov, zt”l, Hy”d

By: Yehuda Alter Monday, the fourth day of Av, marks the 81st yohrtzeit of the Bobover Rebbe, Rav Benzion Halberstam, zt”l, who was murdered.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Yaakov Joseph, The Rav Hakollel of New York, on his 120th Yohrtzeit

Shabbos, the 24th of Tammuz, marks the 120th yohrtzeit of New York’s one and only chief Rabbi who came to this country in the late 1800’s, and.... read more

Living Legacy: The Kapishnitzer Rebbe, zt”l

One of the most important and renowned Chassidic figures in America, the Kapishnitzer Rebbe embodied the royalty for which the house of Ruzhin is.... read more