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Hebrew Books David ben Asher Anshel Buchach David ben Buchach Wahrman Rabbi Avraham David of Blessed Memory The Righteous, Illustrious Rabbi, Our Rabbi and Teacher, President of the Court in Buch...

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R' Zvi Hirsch Feldman (b. - 1975)

11/17/2015 11/17/2015

R' Moses ben Isaac haLevi Minz MP (deceased)

"Moses Minz", "Moses Mintz", "Rabbi Moshe Mints", "Moshe Mintz", "Moshe Minz"

Moses ben Isaac ha-Levi Minz (15th century) was a German rabbi and contemporary of Israel Isserlein, whom he frequently consulted. He was successively rabbi at Mainz, Landau, Bamberg, and Posen. In h...

9/6/2008 11/7/2015

Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyamin Sofer/Schreiber, "Ktav Sofer" MP (1815 - 1871)

"Ksav Soifer", "Keszav-Sofer", "Ktav Sofer"

Chasam Sofer website Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Binyomin Sofer , (German: Abraham Samuel Benjamin Schreiber), also known by his main work Ksav Sofer (trans. Writ of the Scribe), (1815 - 1871), was one of the...

7/23/2007 11/7/2015

Harav Yaakov Koppel Reich MP (1838 - 1929)

Jakob Koppel Reich , Chief Rabbi of Budapest until 1929, and his grandfather Koppel Charif, founder of the Yeshiva in Vrbov (1838–1929), rabbi and Orthodox leader. Born to a well-known rabbinic ...

9/21/2009 11/7/2015

Rabbi David Tzvi Hoffman MP (1843 - 1921)

"David Zvi Hoffman", "David Tzvi Hoffman"

Rabbi Dr. David Zvi Hoffmann was a unique figure in the history of both German Jewish Orthodoxy and academic Jewish Studies. He was widely regarded by contemporaries as an unequaled master of Halakha a...

8/6/2007 11/7/2015

"The head of the Yeshiva and rabbi of Brotchin (Bohorodczany)." -- Rabbis of Stanislav of the Horowitz Family (Notes from the Family Tree), translated by Jerrold Landau,

2/7/2009 11/1/2015

R' Menachem Mendel Halberstam, Admur Stropkow-New York MP (1879 - 1954)

"Stropkover Rebbe"

Kasztner Rescuee Rabbi Menachem Mendel Halberstam (1873–1954), tntzb"h. the son of Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstam was appointed chief rabbi of Stropkov and head of the Talmud Torah till WWI...

2/7/2009 10/15/2015

Jewish community of Stropkov Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstam (1856–1940) In 1897, Rabbi Avraham Shalom Halberstam was appointed Rabbi of Stropkov, succeeding Rabbi Yitzhak Hersh Amsel (c1855...

1/7/2008 10/15/2015

R' Moshe Yair Weinstock (1890 - 1964)

Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via brother יעקב יצחק וינשטוק by SmartCopy : Oct 9 2015, 0:...

7/10/2008 10/6/2015

Ben Zion Meir Hai Uziel MP (1880 - 1953)

הרב בן-ציון מאיר חי עוזיאל ___________________________...

3/14/2010 10/1/2015

Established a large Yeshiva in Novomisk in 1896. Novominsk is a Hasidic dynasty originating in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Poland and now based in the United States. It also runs a yeshiva known as Yeshiv...

7/12/2007 10/1/2015

R' David Klatzko (b. - 1858)

6/18/2007 10/1/2015

R' Shabtai Frankel (deceased)

שבתי פרנקל (13 באוגוסט 1909, כ"ו באב ה'ת...

9/22/2009 9/15/2015

R' Naftali Kaplan (deceased)

8/1/2007 9/15/2015

R' Jekutiel Klein (deceased)

9/14/2007 9/13/2015

Was nominated by his uncle, Issacar Ullman, to carry out his will regarding the continued Jewish education of his family.

4/16/2011 9/13/2015

9/13/2015 9/13/2015

10/27/2009 9/13/2015

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,...

7/24/2008 9/2/2015

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

"Mekor Baruch"

Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty Wikipedia Article See page 134 and on

9/3/2007 8/17/2015

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

"Damesek Eliezer"

Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty on Wikipedia

3/7/2009 8/17/2015

3/7/2009 8/14/2015

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...

12/19/2007 8/14/2015

6/28/2009 8/12/2015

8/7/2015 8/7/2015

2/7/2009 7/28/2015

2/7/2009 7/28/2015

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

"The Tshokaver Rebbe", "Jacob Halberstam"

Born 1902? Died 1967? [Wiki]

7/11/2008 7/28/2015

HaRav Gedaliah Schorr (1910 - 1979)

"Rosh Yeshivah Torah Va-Das"

8/1/2008 7/23/2015

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), ...

8/23/2007 5/11/2015

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...

7/23/2007 5/8/2015

5/8/2015 5/8/2015

5/27/2009 5/8/2015

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 ...

2/5/2009 5/8/2015

5/5/2015 5/5/2015

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

"Abraham Moses"

11/3/2009 4/5/2015

2/25/2008 3/19/2015

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...

8/7/2011 3/18/2015

3/18/2015 3/18/2015

11/14/2009 3/18/2015

R' Jacob Meir Shapira (1891 - 1971)

8/3/2007 3/18/2015

HaRav David Kaganoff MP (1890 - 1960)

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

1/13/2010 3/15/2015

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 ...

11/23/2014 3/4/2015

R' Phineas Dovid Horowitz, Rosh Yeshiva Darkei Noam MP (1945 - d.)

"Bostoner Rebbe of Flatbush"

2/10/2009 2/6/2015

R. Jakob Lubliner (1575 - 1643)

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

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

3/23/2007 1/30/2015

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...

3/23/2007 1/29/2015

Rabbi Mordechai ben Avraham Jaffe "Ba'al HaLevushim" 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&...

8/28/2007 1/28/2015

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...

11/23/2011 1/24/2015

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

2/25/2008 1/23/2015

R' Isaac, A.B.D. Volozhin 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...

12/10/2007 1/7/2015

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...

4/30/2007 1/7/2015

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....

3/15/2008 1/7/2015

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...

6/23/2008 1/7/2015

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...

6/17/2012 1/7/2015

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...

12/10/2007 1/4/2015

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...

4/29/2007 11/30/2014

11/23/2014 11/23/2014

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...

6/13/2008 11/23/2014

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...

1/16/2008 11/19/2014

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", "Rav Eizel Charif"

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...

7/27/2009 10/6/2014

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 ...

6/20/2007 9/23/2014

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...

1/29/2008 9/14/2014

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 ...

8/14/2012 9/11/2014

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...

4/1/2007 9/10/2014

Simha Friedman (b. - c.1934)

8/29/2014 8/29/2014

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...

2/24/2011 8/4/2014

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...

11/23/2011 7/29/2014

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...

6/13/2011 7/28/2014

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...

2/7/2009 7/13/2014

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 ...

12/21/2008 5/27/2014

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 ...

6/5/2008 5/25/2014

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...

4/26/2008 5/22/2014

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...

10/4/2007 5/22/2014

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

11/22/2008 5/20/2014

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...

3/21/2010 5/11/2014

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...

3/23/2007 5/11/2014

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 ...

12/10/2007 5/11/2014

Natan Feitel "The Elter" Veidel Noson Teomim-Munk MP (b. - 1569)

"הר"ר משה אהרון בן ר' נתן ווידל"

died 1569?

8/27/2007 5/11/2014

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 ...

3/24/2009 5/11/2014

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...

6/11/2007 5/11/2014

רבי ירחמיאל יהודה מאיר קאליש �...

5/17/2009 5/11/2014

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, &...

5/17/2009 5/11/2014

5/17/2009 5/11/2014

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...

2/25/2014 4/3/2014

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...

2/7/2009 3/29/2014

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 ...

6/13/2008 3/5/2014

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...

3/3/2009 2/23/2014

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...

1/11/2009 1/26/2014

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...

2/7/2009 1/15/2014

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...

3/8/2012 1/14/2014

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...

2/19/2007 1/11/2014

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...

10/8/2007 12/5/2013

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 ...

1/18/2010 9/7/2013

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...

1/10/2009 9/2/2013

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...

9/4/2012 9/1/2013

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...

10/26/2008 8/28/2013

Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz (1902 - 1979)

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

11/10/2007 5/9/2013

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...

1/17/2008 5/8/2013

Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein MP (1866 - 1933)

"Moshe Mordchay Epstein"

ראש ישיבת כנסת ישראל בסלובוד...

10/18/2007 4/9/2013