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Rabbi Avner German (1926 - 2012)

"Rav Avner German"

Be'er Hagolah Legacy Dinner 2012 Rabbi Avner German YouTube Rabbi Avner German News 12 Brooklyn Rav Avner German was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1926. His father, Reb Mordechai Nochum, was a ...



Simha Friedman (b. - c.1934)


Harav HaGaon Mordechai Mardosh Auerbach, Av Bais Din of Stanislaw (deceased)

"Harav HaGaon Mordechai Mardosh Auerbach", "Mordechai Mardosh Auerbach"

'Harav HaGoan Mordechai Mardosh Auerbach Av Bais Din of Stanislaw. Margolios Family Tree Scroll down . . . Mendel and Sheindel also had seven daughters, one of whom married Mordechai Mardosh Auerba...


Isaac Aboab da Fonseca MP (1605 - 1693)

"Isaac Aboab da Fonseca"

The life and works of Chacham Isack Aboab da Fonseca . Isaac Aboab da Fonseca (or Isaak Aboab Foonseca) (February 1, 1605 – April 4, 1693) was a rabbi, scholar, kabbalist and writer. In 1656...


Rabbi Solomon Klonitsky-Kline (deceased)

"Solomon Klinitsky-Klein"

Maternal grandfather of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, Rabbi Solomon Klonitsky-Kline wrote a book called Otzar Taamei Hazal (New York 1939) which was a compilation of the various interpretations to b...


Saʿadyā ben Yōsēf Gaon of Sura MP (c.882 - 942)

"Saadiah Gaon", "Saadya Gaon", "Sa'adya Gaon", "Saadia ben Josef", "Saadiah ben Joseph", "Rasag", "Saʻadiah Gaon", "سعيد بن يوسف الفيومي‎", "Saʻīd bin Yūsuf al-Fayyūmi", "Sa'id ibn Yusuf al-Dilasi", "Saadia ben Yosef aluf", "Sa'id ben Yusuf ra's al-Kull‎", "סעדי"

Saʿadyā Ben Yōsēf, saʿīd ( abī) yaʿḳūb yūsuf al-fayyūmī (269-331/882-942), Jewish theologian, philosopher and ...


R' Emmanuel Hirsch Zvi Deutsch (1898 - 1944)

"Menachem Manó Deutsch", "Menachem Tzvi Deutsch"

Menachem Zvi Deutsch (1898-1944) Chief Rabbi Menachem Zvi (Manó) Deutsch z'tl was born on 13. October 1898. in Balassagyarmat -died at Auschwitz in 1944. Son of Chief Rabbi Joseph Israel...


Rabbeinu Gershom ben Yehudah Me'Or Hagolah MP (c.940 - c.1012)

"רבנו גרשום‎", "Rabbeinu Gershom Me'Or Hagolah"

R. Gershom ben Yehuda was born in Narbonne moved to, and studied/taught, in Metz, then later moved to Mainz at the request of Kalonymos. Gershom ben Judah , (c. 960 -1040? -1028?) best known as Rabbe...


Yitzhak bar Sheshet Perfet, Rabbi (1326 - 1405)


Isaac ben Sheshet Perfet (1326 – 1408) יצחק בן ששת was a Spanish Talmudic authority, also known by his acronym, Rivash (ר&#x...


Meshullam ben Yakob "Sheshet Perfet" (c.1125 - c.1195)

"Rabbeinu Meshullam hagodol", "Sheshet (2nd)", "Perfet (3rd)", "Perfet Almoxarife", "Bailiff Sheshet"

Rabbeinu Meshullam son of Jacob (Meshullam ben Ya'akov) also known as Rabbeinu Meshullam hagodol (Rabbi Meshullem the great) was a Franco-Jewish Talmudist of the twelfth century CE. He had a Talmudic Y...


Rabbi Matzliah Mazouz (1912 - 1971)

"Matzliah Mazouz"

R' Matzliah Mazuz On the night of Passover, Tunisian Jews have the custom of studying the work of Rabbi Matzliah Mazuz, that great Posek, the last of the Gaonim of Tunisia, and the Rav of all Jews in e...


R' Joseph Shlomo Kahaneman MP (1886 - 1969)

"Yosef Kahaneman", "Josef Kahaneman"

Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman (1886–1969), יוסף שלמה כהנמן, was an Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Pone...


Rav Chaim Kreiswirth MP (1918 - 2001)

"Antwerpen Rov", "Chief Rabbi of Antwerp", "Reb Chaim", "The iluy of Cracow"

Rabbi Chaim Kreiswirth (1918-2001) זצוק"ל was an Orthodox rabbi who served as the longtime Chief Rabbi of Congregation Machzikei Hadass Antwerp, Belgium. He was the f...


R' Meir Simcha Ha-Kohen of Dvinsk "Or Sameyach" MP (1843 - 1926)

"Meir Kogan (Hacohen)", "מאיר שמחה בן שמשון קלונימוס כהן", "The Ohr Somayach", ""מחבר "משך חכמה"

Rabbi Meir Simcha of Dvinsk (1843–1926) was a rabbi and prominent leader of Orthodox Judaism in Eastern Europe in the early 20th century. He was a kohen, and is therefore often referred to as Me...


Rabbi Menachem Krochmal (1600 - 1661)

"Tzamach Tzedek"

Menahem Mendel ben Abraham Krochmal (c. 1600 – 1661) was a Moravian rabbi born in Kraków. His teacher in the Talmud was Joel Sirkes, author of Bayis Chadash. Krochmal soon distinguished h...


Seckel Löb Mattes Wormser (1768 - 1847)

"Baal Shem of Michelstadt & Jizchak Arie"

Seckel Löb Mattes, as he was originally called, was born in Michelstadt about 1768. At the age of 16, he studied at the Yeshivah in Frankfurt. After 6 years he returned to Michelstadt, where he ...


HaRav David Kaganoff MP (1890 - 1960)

Head of Congregation Anshei Mizrach and a Rosh Yeshiva of the Hebrew Theological College of Chicago.



Rabbi Abraham Moses Babad, "Sunderlander Rebbe" (1908 - 1969)

"Abraham Moses"


Reb Aisel Harif MP (1801 - 1873)

"Aisel Harif", "Eizel Harif", ""Eizel the sharp"", "YEHOSHUA ISAAC SHAPIRA", "Eizel the prodigy from Globok", "Rabbi Aisel Slonimer", ""The Iron Head"", "Chatan Reb Yitzchak Fein", "Eizel Harif SHAPIRA", "JOSHUA ISAAC BEN JEHIEL"

HaRav Aisel Harif Rabbi Yehoshua Aisek Shapira lived in the 19th century and was the great-grandson of Rabbi Luria, the famed Kabbalist of Safed. Rabbi Aisel Slonimer, as he was known, spent most...




רבי ירחמיאל יהודה מאיר קאליש �...


Admor Yaakov David Kalish of Amshinov (1848 - 1877)

"Admor Yaakov David Kalish of Amshinov's", "האדמו"ר הראשון מאמשינוב"

Amshinov Hasidic Dynasty Wikipedia האדמו"ר הראשון מאמשינוב, &...



Rabbi Israel Isserlein (c.1390 - 1460)

Rabbi Israel Isserlin ben Petahiah (1390-1460) was a Talmudist, and Halakhist, best known for his Terumat HaDeshen, which served as one source for HaMapah, the component of the Shulkhan Arukh by Moses ...


Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach Interactive uerbach Rabbinical Family Relationship Chart Chaim Yehuda Leib Auerbach (1883 – 26 September 1954) was a Haredi rabbi and roshei yeshiva of Shaar Hashama...


R' Eliezer Hager, Rosh Yeshiva of Damesek Eliezer (1891 - 1946)

"Damesek Eliezer"

Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty on Wikipedia



R' Shalom Mordechai Schwadron - The Maharsham MP (1835 - 1911)

"R' Scholom Mordechai Schwadron", ""The Maharsham"", "Maharsham the Gaon of Berezhany", "Szulym Katz", "R' Shalom Mordechai ר' שלום מרדכי הכהן Szwadron-Schwadron שוואדראן", "" The Maharsham"", "Maharasham", "Maharsham", "MaHaRaSHam of Brzezany"

Rabbi Shalom Mordechai Hacohen Schwadron was born in 1835 (5595) and passed away in Berzhan in 1911 (5671). He was among the greatest and most renowned figures of his era. He was known in all the Jewis...


R' Zvi Hirsch Chajes, A.B.D. Zolkiew and Kalisz MP (1805 - 1855)

"The Maharatz Chajes", "מהר"ץ חיות"

Connections to the Chayes Family , by Edward Gelles - Page 16 - Wikipedia: Zvi Hirsch Chajes and צבי הירש חיות . Novem...


Rabbi Yitzhak Yaakov Reines MP (1839 - 1915)

Yitzchak Yaacov Reines יצחק יעקב ריינס , (b. 1839 - d. 1915) was a Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi and the founder o...




Shalom Krausz, Udvari Rav. MP (1917 - 2010)

"Shalom Kraus", "Udvari Rov", "Udvari Rebbe", "Shulem Kruaz", "Shulem Krausz"

HaGaon Reb Shalom Krausz, Av Beis Din of Udvari, perhaps the last of today’s rabbonim who held a rabbanus before the war. Rav Shalom Krausz, the Udvari Rov was the author of the seven-volume D...


Rav Noach Weinberg MP (1930 - 2009)

Rabbi Noah Weinberg, founder of Aish HaTorah, dies By Ben Harris NEW YORK (JTA) -- Rabbi Noah Weinberg, the founder and dean of the sprawling global outreach operation Aish HaTorah, was being called ...


Aharon Soloveitchik (1917 - 2001)

Rabbi Ahron (Aaron) Soloveichik (May 1, 1917 - October 4, 2001) was a renowned scholar of Talmud, Halakha and a Rosh Yeshiva; known especially within circles of Orthodox Judaism. The youngest of five c...


Zvi Hirsch Cohen, Chief Rabbi Canada MP (1862 - 1950)

"Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Cohen", "Tzvi Hirsch Cohen", "Maggid of Montreal"

Rabbi Zvi Hirsch, Leonard Cohen's great grand uncle Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Cohen was born in 1862 in Lithuania and received his rabbinical ordination in Vilna and Volozhin. He was dean of the Canadian Ra...


Rabbi Avigdor Miller MP (1908 - 2001)

Rabbi Avigdor Miller: History of the Rav Rabbi Avigdor HaKohen Miller (August 28, 1908 – April 20, 2001) was a rabbi, author and lecturer in the United States. He served simultaneously as a ...


Avraham Shapira (Hebrew: אברהם אלקנה כהנא שפירא‎; 20 May 1914...


Rabbi Shimon Schwab MP (1908 - 1995)

Shimon (Simon) Schwab (December 30, 1908 – February 13, 1995) was an Orthodox rabbi and communal leader in Germany and the United States. Educated in Frankfurt am Main and in the yeshivot of Lit...


R' Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler MP (1891 - 1953)

"Eliyahu Leizer", "Elya Lazer", "Eliyahu Elozar"

Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler (1892 - 30 December 1953) was an Orthodox rabbi, Talmudic scholar, and Jewish philosopher of the 20th century. He is known as mashgiach ruchani ("spiritual counselor") of the Po...


Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinski (1863-1940) was a world renowned pre-war Dayan, Posek and Talmudic scholar in Vilna. Early yearsRabbi Grodzinski was born in 1863 in Ivye, Belarus, a small town near Vilna w...


HaRav Gedaliah Schorr (1910 - 1979)

"Rosh Yeshivah Torah Va-Das"


Harav Elizer Gordon (1841 - 1910)

"Reb Laizer Telzer", "הרב אליעזר", "R' Eliezer Gordon"

Rabbi Eliezer Gordon (1841-1910) also known as Reb Laizer Telzer, served as the Rabbi and Rosh Yeshiva of Telz, Lithuania. Rabbi Eliezer Gordon was born in 1841 in the Lithuanian village of Chernian,...


R' Yaakov Halberstam, Admur Chakov-New York-Jerusalem MP (1896 - 1967)

"The Tshokaver Rebbe", "Jacob Halberstam"

Born 1902? Died 1967? [Wiki]


Harav Moshe Mordechai Halevi Margolioth MP (c.1540 - 1616)

"Charif", "Shachna", "שכנה", "חריף", "אב"ד ור"מ דק"ק קראקא", "Moshe Mordechai Magolioth", "Harav Moshe Mordechi Margolioth of Krakow"

Moses Mordecai ben Samuel Margolioth : Talmudist and cabalist; born probably at Posen, where his father was rabbi, about 1540; died at Cracow Nov. 21, 1616. On the death of Joseph Katz (1591) Moses Mor...


Rabbi Shmuel Berenbaum (March 1920[1] – January 6, 2008) was the rosh yeshiva of the Mir yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York City which includes an elementary school and a high school, as well as its ...


HACHAM Abdallah Somekh MP (1813 - 1889)

"Rabbi Abdullah Somech Zatzal"

Hakham Abdallah (Ovadia) Somekh (1813–September 13, 1889) was a rosh yeshiva and posek of Iraqi Jewry. He was born in Baghdad to Abraham Somekh, himself a descendant of Nissim Gaon; he was the e...


Chaim Kittsee (Schlesinger) MP (1772 - 1849)

"Directory and Genealogy of the Horowitz-Margareten Family- from Generation to Generation" revised Edition 1994. -Chart no. 22 died- 7.1850 ? Rabbi Chaim Kittsee was a Hungarian Rabbi whose family ...


The Gaon from Warsaw Rabbi Menachem Ziemba MP (1883 - c.1943)

"רבי מנחם זעמבא", "Rabbi Menachem Zemba", "Rabbi Menachem Ziemba"

Rabbi Menachem Ziemba (1883–1943) מנחם זמבה was a distinguished pre-World War II Rabbi, known as a Talmudic genius and prodigy. He was gun...


Eliyahu David (the ADeReT) Rabinowitz-Teomim MP (1843 - 1905)

"Aderet", "האדרת", "אליהו דוד רבינוביץ' תאומים"

Biography of Rabbi Eliyahu David Rabinowitz-Teomim (1842/43–1905), rabbi in Lithuania and Jerusalem. Eliyahu Rabinowitz-Te’omim was born in Pikeln (Lith., Pikeliai), in western Lithuania....


Yiḥyah Qafiḥ רבי יחיא בן שלמה קאפח also Yiḥyah ibn Shalomo el...



R' Yaakov Chaim Katzenellenpogen, A.B.D. Lvov MP (c.1600 - 1660)

"Jacob Katzenellenpogen", "Jacob Katzenellenbogen"

né vers 1600? Neil Rosenstein, The Unbroken Chain, page 584, G5.3 R' Jacob Katzenellenpogen succeeded his father as A.B.D. of Lvov and was also the Head of the Yeshiva. He died there on Febr...


Rabbi Aharon Kotler (c.1891 - 1962)

"Svislovitzer Ilui", "Lakewood Rosh yeshiva", "Reb Aron"

Wikipedia: Aharon Kotler & אהרן קוטלר . Google Books: The Legacy of Maran Rav Aharon Kotler by Yitzchok Dershowitz. Rav Aharon Kotle...


Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik MP (1903 - 1993)

"JB", "Joseph Ber Soloveitchik", "Yoseph Ber Soloveitchik", "Yosef Dov Soloveitchik", "Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik", "יוסף דב הלוי סולובייצ'יק‎", "Yosef Dov Soleveichik", "הרב יוסף דב"

Joseph Ber (Yosef Dov, Yoshe Ber) Soloveitchik (1903 - 1993) (Hebrew: יוסף דב הלוי סולובי...


HaRav Moshe Feinstein MP (1895 - 1986)

"הרב משה פיינשטיין"

Moshe Feinstein משה פיינשטיין‎; March 3, 1895 – March 23, 1986) was a Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi, schola...


Admor Yisrael Hager [3rd Vizhnitzer Rebbe] MP (1860 - 1936)

"Ahavat Yisrael", "Ahavas Yisroel", "3rd Vizhnitz Rebbe"

(Yisroel) HagerIsrael (Yisroel) Hager was born on August 20, 1860. He was the firstborn son of Rabbi Boruch Hager. He married the daughter of Rabbi Meir Horowitz of Dzikov. In 1875 he moved to his fath...


R' Isaac MP (1780 - 1849)

"Yitzale", "Voloziner"

HaRav Yitzchok (Itzele) of Volozhin Reb Iztele Reb Chaim headed the yeshiva until 1825. He had a son, Rabbi Yitzchak, who was called “Reb Itzele.” When Reb Chaim died, Reb Itzele became...


Rav Chaim of Volozhin MP (1749 - 1821)

"Chaim Volozhiner", "Rav Chaim Volozhiner", "Reb Chaim of Volzhin", "Rav Chaim of Voluzin Itzkowitz", "Harav Hayim Voloziner", "חיים מוולוז'ין", "הרב חיים מוולוז'ין", "הרב חיים מוולאזין", "Chaim of Volozhin", "Chaim ben Yitzchok of Volozhin", "Chaim Ickovits", "Chaim Itzkowi..."

Chaim of Volozhin For Volozhin website: For translation of the Yizkor book of Volozhin: From the Volozhin Revision list of the year 1858: Surname Given Name Father Relationship Age in 1858 ...


Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik (Beis Halevi) MP (1820 - 1892)

"Rabbi Yosef Dov HaLevi Soloveichik"

Author of Beis Halevi ) (Click on link to see complete family tree) Yosef Dov Soloveitchik (b.1820 in Nesvizh, Minsk Voblast, Belarus; d.1892 in Brest-Litovsk, Hrodna Voblast, Belarus was the aut...


Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz (1902 - 1979)

Chaim Leib Shmuelevitz חיים לייב שמואלביץ , b. 1902, Kovno; d. 1979, Jerusalem, was a mem...


Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein MP (1866 - 1933)

"Moshe Mordchay Epstein"

ראש ישיבת כנסת ישראל בסלובוד...


The Gaon of Rogatchov, HaRav Yosef ben Fishel Rosen of Dvinsk MP (1858 - 1936)

"יוסף רוזין", "The Rogachever Iluy", "Yosef Rozin/Ragatchover Goen", "The Gaon of Rogatchov", "Tzofnath Paneach", "The Rogatchover Illuy", "HaRav Yosef ben Fishel Rosen of Dvinsk", "Rogatchover Gaon", "Rabbi Yosef Ruzin", "Rabbi Rozin", "Rabbi Rosin"

R' Joseph Rosen יוסף רוזין , (Rogachev, 1858 – Vienna, 5 March 1936) was known as the Rogatchover Gaon, ("Genius of Rogachev"), and...


Avrum Borensztejn - Sochaczewer Rebbe MP (1838 - 1910)

"אברהם אבני נזר ברנשטיין", "Avrohom Bornsztain", "Avrum of Sockachov", "Rabbi Avraham Bornstein of Sochachov", "Avraham Borenstein", "Avraham Bernstein", "Avraham Bornstein", "Avnei Nezer"

Avrohom Bornsztain (14 October 1838 – 7 February 1910), also spelled Avraham Borenstein or Bernstein, was a leading posek in late-nineteenth-century Europe and founder and first Rebbe of the Soc...


Shmuel Eliezer Halevi Eideles, MaHarSha MP (1555 - 1631)

"Samuel Eliezer ben Judah Edeles", "Shmuel Eliezer Eidels"

Rabbi Samuel Eliezer Halevi Edeles (MaHaRSHA) was born in Posen about the middle of the sixteenth century. He lived at a time when there were very great Talmud scholars, and he took his place among the...


R' Baruch Hager, of Vizhniz-Seret-Bnei Brak (1895 - 1963)

"Mekor Baruch"

Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty Wikipedia Article See page 134 and on


Rabbi Mordechai ben Avraham Jaffe "HaLevush" MP (1530 - 1612)

"בעל הלבושים", "Mordechai Yofe H'Leibushim", ""Ba'al halevoshim"\\", ""Levush"", "Rav Mordechai Jaffe Halevush", "the Levush"

Wikipedia: Mordecai Yoffe and מרדכי יפה . Mordechai ben Avraham Yafeh Yivo בעל הלבוש&...


Natan Feitel "The Elter" Veidel Noson Teomim-Munk MP (deceased)

"הר"ר משה אהרון בן ר' נתן ווידל"

died 1569?


Meir Maharam of Lublin MP (1558 - 1616)

Meir Lublin or Meir ben Gedalia (1558-1616) was a Polish rabbi, Talmudist and Posek ("decisor of Jewish law"). He is well known for his commentary on the Talmud, Meir Einai Chachamim. He is also referr...


and rabbi; born at the end of the eighteenth century; died October, 1857, at Schafa, Moravia, where he was rabbi. He was the author of the following works: (1) "Berit Melaḥ" (Covenant of Salt), ...


R' Jacob Meir Shapira (1891 - 1971)


Rabbi Mordechai Banet MP (1753 - 1829)

"Mordecai ben Abraham Benet", "מרדכי בן אברהם בנט", "Marcus Benedict"

Published Gravestones from Nikolsburg on Jewishgen A Gifted Child. Talmudist and chief rabbi of Moravia; born in 1753 at Csurgό, a small vil lage in the county of Stuhlweissenburg, Hungary; died...


Yom Tov Lippman Heller - תוספות יו"ט MP (1579 - 1654)

"Tosfos Yomtov", "תוספות יום טוב", "Tosfos Yom Tov"

The Feast and the Fast (1984) - The incredible story of the Tosfos Yom Tov, Rabbi Lipman Heller by Dr. Neil Rosenstein co-authored with Rabbi Chaim Uri Lipschitz. Yom-Tov Lipmann ben Nathan ...


R' Avraham Abele Gombiner / אברהם אבלי הלוי גומבינר - Magen Avraham MP (1637 - 1682)

"Magen Avraham", "אברהם אבלי הלוי גומבינר", "Avraham Avli ben Chaim HaLevi Mi'Gombin", "Avrum Abela Eidlis", "R' Avraham Abaly Halevi Gombiner", "Avraham Aveli Abel Gombiner", "The Magen Abraham", "מגן אברהם", "Avraham Abele Gombiner", "Avraham Avli"

Abraham Abele Gombiner (אברהם אבלי הלוי גומבינר) (c. 1635 &#x...


Yehoshua Heschel Charif "Maginei Shlomo" (c.1593 - 1648)

"Meginei Shlomo", "Pnei Yehoshua", "Yehoshua Heshel Charif of Grodno", "Yehoshua Heshel Charif of Tiktin", "Yehoshua Heshel Charif of Lvov", ""Moginei Shlomo"", ""shu't Pnei Yehoshua"", "Rabbi Yehushua Heshel Harif", "יהושע חריף"

Rabbi Yehoshua Heschel Charif (born in Vilna around 1580 and died in 5408-1648 in Krakow) was one of the students of the Maharam of Lublin and of Rabbi Yehoshua Falk. He served in Grodno from Elul 5394...


Natan Neta Shapira III [Krakow] MP (c.1585 - 1633)

"Natan Neta (Nata)", "Megaleh Amukot Nathan Nata Spira", "Author Megale Amukot", "מחבר מגלה עמוקות", "Baal Megale Amukot בעל מגלה עמוקות", "Natan Note ben Shelomoh", "Natan Note Spira", "Natan Nata Shapira", "Nuson", "Nuta lll Shapiro", "Natan Shapiro", "Natan N", "Megaleh Amu..."

Spira, Natan Note ben Shelomoh , (1585–1633), rabbi, preacher, and kabbalist. Natan Note Spira (also Natan Nata Shapira) was born to a rabbinical family and was named after his grandfather, a ra...


Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer, "Even HaEzel" MP (1870 - 1953)

"Isser Zalman", "Even HaEzel", "איסר זלמן", "אבן האזל"

Rabbi Isser Zalman Meltzer , (1870 - November 17, 1953), was a famous Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi, rosh yeshiva and posek. He is also known as the "Even HaEzel", after the title of his commentary on Ramb...


Eliyahu Ben Shlomo Zalman, Gaon of Vilna MP (1720 - 1797)

"Hagaon MiVilna", "HaGra", "Rabbi Eliyahu the Gaon o", "Gaon of Vilna", "רבי אליהו בן שלמה זלמן", "גאון רבינו אליהו", "הגר"א", "הגאון מוילנא", "Eliyahu Kremer", "The Vilna Gaon", "Rabeinu Hachosid Rabon Shel Kol Bnei Hagolah", "Eliyahu Zalman Kremer - The VILNA GAON", "Ha'Gra", "..."

Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman, the Vilna Gaon , ‫ר' אליהו בן שלמה זלמן - Gra "Gaon Rabb...


R' Menachem Mendel Yosef Zaks (1898 - 1974)

"Menachem Zaks", "Mendel Zaks"

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Yosef Zaks (1898-1974) (commonly known as Rabbi Mendel Zaks) is best known for being the Rosh Yeshiva in Raduń Yeshiva and being the son-in-law to Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan,...


Yisrael Meir HaKohen (Hafetz Chayim) (Chofetz Chaim) MP (1838 - 1933)

"Chafetz Chaim", "חָפֵץ חַיִּים", "Yisrael Meir Kagan", ".Yisrael Meir (Kagan) Poupko", "MEIER HAKAHAN YISRAEL", "MEIER KAGAN (HAKAHAN)", "Meier Kagan", "הרב ישראל מאיר הכהן החפץ חיים"

Yisrael Meir (Kagan) Poupko (1838 - 1933) known popularly as The Chofetz Chaim was an influential Eastern European rabbi, Halakhist, posek, and ethicist whose works continue to be widely influential in...


Rabbi Shalom haCohen Shachna MP (c.1490 - 1558)

Rav Shalom Shachna of Lublin (1490-1558), teacher and father-in-law of the Rema.His grandfather and namesake was Rav of Neustadt and the Gadol Hador in Austria, who along with the Maharil founded the m...


Rabbi Moshe ben Israel Isserles, "RaMa" הרמ״א MP (1520 - 1573)

"Rabbi of Krakow", "Moses of Cracow", "the ReMA", "הרמ"א", "Rema", "(or Remo", "Rama) (רמ״א)", "the Hebrew acronym for Rabbi Moses Isserles"

Rabbi Moses ben Israel Isserles (or Moshe Isserlis ), was an eminent Ashkenazic Rabbi, Talmudist, and Posek, renowned for his fundamental work of Halakha (Jewish law), entitled HaMapah (lit., "the tabl...


R. Jakob Lubliner (1575 - 1643)

"The Lubliner Rebbe", "Yakov Hersch Lubliner", "Yakov Lubliner"

R. Jakob Lubliner: הגאון מו"ה יעקב אבד"ק לובלין...


Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heschel [of Cracow] (Chanukas HaTorah) MP (1596 - 1663)

"Joshua", "Chacham Tzvi", "Chanukat H'atora", "בעמ"ס חנוכת התורה", "Rabbi Hoeschl of Cracow"

מחודשת למשפחת הרבי ר' העשיל מק&#x...




Jakob Weil - (MahariV) MP (c.1385 - c.1456)

"Yaakov Weil Mahari'v", "Rabiny Yakov Sh'Yt' M'Hariv Vail"

Early History of the Rabbinical Weil Family by Werner L. Frank Descendants of R. Jakob ben Yehuda Weil (c 1385 - 1456) Family Tree Chart Talmudist, the Mahari"V; Rabbi in Nuernberg, Augsburg, B...


Reb Yisrael Salanter MP (1810 - 1883)

"Rabbi Yisroel Lipkin", "Rav Yisroel Salanter", "Rav Yisroel Lipkin Salanter"

Rabbi Yisroel ben Ze'ev Wolf Lipkin , also known as "Yisroel Salanter" or "Israel Salanter" (November 3, 1810, Zhagory – February 2, 1883, Königsberg), was the father of the Musar movemen...