1 Iyar is the yahrzeit of Reb Mendel of Horodok/Vitebsk, a prime talmid of the Maggid of Mezritch, and to whom the Alter Rebbe traveled after the Maggid’s passing for almost five years.
The 18th of Kislev is the yahrtzeit of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok of Avrutsch, son of the Tzemach Tzedek and father of the Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah.
In honor of the fourth yahrtzeit of Reb Meilech Zwiebel a”h, Rabbi Chaim Chazan shares his memories of a mashpia who was a genius in all areas of Torah and completely removed from worldly matters, yet had a keen understanding of each bochur’s challenges.
11 Cheshvan marks the yahrzeit of Reb Schneur Zalman Aron Schneersohn, known as the ‘Raza’, eldest son of the Rebbe Maharash. He wrote many chiddushei Torah but burned them all and asked that the ashes be buried alongside him.
7 Cheshvan is the yahrzeit of Harav Shlomo Aron Kazarnovsky, who merited to be a chossid of 3 Rabbeim and one of the first Chabad Rabbonim in America. As a member of the board of Agudas Chasidei Chabad, he led the effort to find a suitable residence for the Frierdiker Rebbe in America.
11 Elul is the yahrzeit of Harav Shmuel Halevi Levitin, a rov, mashpia, shliach of the Rebbe Rashab and Frierdiker Rebbe, and dedicated chossid of the Rebbe.
Daled Elul is the yahrzeit of the gaon and chossid Harav Mendel Chein, rov of Nyezhim and pride of Chassidiei Chabad. He was murdered on this day during a pogrom in 5679/1919.
Harav Meir Greenberg was one of the first American temimim, and was one of the six bochurim who traveled to the Frierdiker Rebbe in Otwock on the eve of the Nazi invasion. He later served as a Rosh Yeshiva, Rov, and Shliach.
In honor of the yahrzeit of Reb Shaya Hakohen Matlin, read a collection of stories about the man who was known as ‘the Rebbe’s sofer’ and ‘the Rebbe’s Kohen’.
The Rebbe and the Satmar Rov, whose yahrzeit is today, 26 Menachem Av, met on two occasions, each paying a visit when the other was sitting shiva.
24 Av is the yahrzeit of the gaon and chassid Reb Avrum Hersh Cohen, who was known for his dedication to the study of Torah and his hiskashrus to the Rebbe.
Today marks the 5th yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s mazkir Rabbi Binyomin Klein a”h. See special moments of Rabbi Klein with the Rebbe, and watch his demand for achdus in 5752.
Today marks 120 years since the passing of Reb Shlomo Zalman of Kopust, grandson of the Tzemach Tzedek and author of the Magen Avos. Read what the Rebbe said.
20 Iyar is the 110th yahrtzeit of Reb Yitzchok Dovber Schneerson, Rebbe of Liadi, son of Reb Chaim Schneur Zalman of Liadi, and grandson of the Tzemach Tzedek.
Today, 20 Iyar, marks the first yartzeit of R’ Berke Raskin a”h, legendary owner of Raskin’s Fish Market. His son R’ Aaron Leib found a creative way to offer the customary yartzeit l’chaim.
Reb Shmaryohu (Shmerel) Feldman of Klimovitch and Kfar Chabad, a vareme ba’al menagen and ba’al tefillah, passed away on Lag Ba’Omer, 5759/1999.
Rabbi Shimon Bentzion Eisenbach, a precious Chabad chossid from Yerushalayim, was killed by Jordanian shelling during the War of Independence on Pesach Sheini in 5708/1948.
9 Iyar is the yahrtzeit of Reb Nissan Nemanov and his son Reb Moshe Nemanov, the former in 5743/1983, the latter in 5772/2012.
5 Iyar is the yahrtzeit of Reb Michoel Lipskier, who was sent to Morocco by two Rebbeim and revolutionized Yiddishkeit in that country.
3 Iyar is the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Chaim Mordechai Eizik Hodakov, the Rebbe’s chief of staff and director of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch for 50 years.