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HaAdmor Rabbi Yehoshua Shapiro zt'l of Bluzhov, Vayikro 5776

The Admor of Gorlitz: HaRav Boruch Halbershtam, zt"l, Terumoh 5776

The Atzei Chaim - Ha'Admor Rabbi Chaim Zvi Teitelbaum zt"l of Sighet , Mishpotim 5776

HaRav Zorach Efraim Zalaznik zt"l - Rosh Yeshivas Metzuyonim and Eretz Zvi , Yisro 5776

HaRav Moshe of Iviye zt"l - A Close Talmid of the Vilna Gaon, Beshalach 5776

The Otvotzker Rebbe zt'l - Ha'Admor Rabbi Simcha Bunim Kalisch, Bo 5776

The Tchechnover Rebbe, Ha'Admor Rabbi Simcha Yissochor Ber Halbershtam zt"l, Voero 5776

HaRav Chaim Kreiswirth, zt"l, Rov of Antwerp, Shemos 5776

HaRav Gershon Henoch Leiner zt"l, Vayechi 5776

Hatzaddik Chacham Sasson Mordechai, zt"l, Mikeitz 5776

The Maharshal: HaRav Shlomo Luria, zt"l, Vayeishev 5776

The Maggid of Mezritch: HaRav Hakodosh Reb Dov Ber, zt"l, Vayishlach 5776

HaRav Refael Meyuchas, zt"l - Author of Pri Ha'adamah - The Rishon Letzion of Yerushalayim, Toldos 5776

HaRav Hillel Meshel Gelbstein zt"l Author of Mishkenos Le'avir Yaakov, Chayeisoro 5776

The Tchebiner Rov: HaRav Dov Berisch Weidenfeld zt"l, Vayero 5776

The Horodner Chossid Hatzaddik Rabbi Nochum Kaplan zt"l, Lech 5776

HaAdmor Rabbi Meir Hagodol of Premishlan zt"l, Ki Seitzei 5775

HaAdmor miSkulen Rabbi Eliezer Zusha Portugal zt"l, Shofetim 5775

Ha'Admor MiBohush Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman, zt"l, Eikev 5775

HaRav Chanoch Dov Padwa, zt"l Av Beis Din of London and author of Cheishev Ho'eifod, Voeschanan 5775

Hamekubal Rabbi Avrohom Galanti, zt"l, Author of Kol Bochim on Megillas Eichoh, Devorim 5775

Ha'Admor Rabbi Elozor Reisher, zt"l, Author of Mishne Lemelech al HaTorah, Mattos 5775

The Trisker Maggid - Ha'Admor Rabbi Avraham Twerski, zt"l, Author of Mogen Avraham, Pinchos 5775

HaRav Moshe Cordovero, zt"l, Bolok 5775

HaRav Yaakov Shimshon, zt"l of Shepetovka, Chukas 5775

A New Bris , Korach 5775

The Slonimer Rebbe Ha'Admor Rabbi Avrohom Weinberg zt"l, Author of Beis Avrohom, Nosso 5775

The Stropkover Rov Ha'Admor Menachem Mendel Halberstam zt"l, Behar 5775

HaAdmor Reb Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk zt"l, Emor 5775

HaGaon Rabbi Refoel Shapira, zt"l Rosh Yeshivas Volozhin, Zav 5775

HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt"l , Vayikra 5775

The Admor Rabbi Elozor Mendel Biderman, zt"l of Lelov, Kisiso 5775

Hamekubal HaRav Emanuel Chai Rikki zt"l, Hy"d, author of Mishnas Chassidim, Tetzaveh 5775

Rabbi Dovid of Mikoleiv, zt"l, Mishpotim 5775

HaRav Chaim Dovid Doctor of Pietrkov, Yisro 5775

Chamishoh Ossor BeShevat: Rosh Hashonoh Lo'ilonos, Beshalach 5775

Ha'Admor Rabbi Moshe Leib, zt"l of Sassov, Bo 5775

HaRav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch, zt"l, Voero 5775

The Admor of Sadigur Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Friedman, zt"l, Vayigash 5775

HaRav Shlome HaKohen, zt"l of Vilna, Author of Cheshek Shlome, Miketz 5775

Ha'Admor Rabbi Yisroel Taub, zt'l, of Modzhitz, Vayeishev 5775

`Ha'admor Rabbi Yaakov Dovid, zt"l of Amshinov, Vayeitzei 5775

`Reb Yankele' - HaAdmor Rabbi Yaakov Leizer, zt"l, of Pshevorsk, Toldos 5775

"Der Eisener Kop" HaRav Ezriel Halevi Horowitz, zt"l of Lublin, Chayeisoro 5775

The Chazon Ish: HaRav Avrohom Yeshayohu Karelitz, zt"l, Vayeiro 5775

HaRav Shmuel De Medina, zt"l, Rav of Salonika, Noach 5775

" . . . And who knows if there will be anyone left to need an esrog in Pressburg next year.", Yomkippur 5775

The Maggid of Zaloshitz Rabbi Yosef Moshe Shapira, zt"l, Nitzovim 5774

The Admor of Strikov Rabbi Avrohom Avigdor Landau, zt"l, Kisovo 5774

HaRav Hillel Malisov, zt"l, the Paritcher Rov, Voeschanan 5774

Ha'Admor Reb Ben- Zion Halberstam zt'l Hy"d of Bobov, devorim 5774

Ha'Admor Rabbi Avrohom Mordechai, zt"l of Pintchov, Masei 5774

HaAdmor Rabbi Meir of Apta, zt"l, Matos 5774

Ha'Admor Rabbi Yaakov Arye of Radzimin, zt"l, Pinchos 5774

HaRav Chaim Zvi Manheimer, zt"l of Ungvar, Author of Ein Habdolach, Bolok 5774

HaGaon Reb Sender Freund, zt"l, Chukas 5774

The Ma'or Voshemesh, Ha'admor Rabbi Klonimus Kalman, zt"l, of Cracow, Korach 5774

Many are the anecdotes and inspiring stories told of the amal beTorah of our gedolim. Many more are yet to be told., Nosso 5774

HaRav Yitzchok (Itzele) of Volozhin, zt"l, Bamidbar 5774

Pirkei Ovos, Chapter 3, Mishna 1, Bechukosai 5774

Pirkei Ovos, Chapter 2, Mishna 1, Behar 5774

Pirkei Ovos Perek 4, Mishna 1, Emor 5774

An Erev Pesach Miracle, Acharei 5774

HaRav Zvi Elimelech Shapiro of Bluzhov, Metzora 5774

The Machatzis Hashekel - HaRav Shmuel Kellin, zt"l, Tazria 5774

Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzaddik - The Biggest Yeshiva in the World, Zav 5774

HaRav Shmuel Engel, zt"l, of Radomishle, Vayikra 5774

The Rov of Yerushalayim HaRav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, zt"l, Pekudei 5774

The Raavad, Reb Yisroel Yaakov Fisher, zt"l, Vayakhel 5774

HaRav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, zt"l, Kisiso 5774

HaAdmor R' Avrohom zt"l of Tchechenow, Tetzaveh 5774

HaRav Eliezer Gordon, zt"l Rosh Yeshivas Telz, Terumoh 5774

The Kotzker Rebbe Ha'Admor Rabbi Menachem Mendel Morgenstern, zt"l, Mishpotim 5774

HaRav Shmuel of Slonim, zt"l, Beshalach 5774

HaRav Eliyohu Eliezer Dessler, zt'l - A Short Biography, Voera 5774

HaRav Arye Leibish, zt"l, Rov of Vishnitza, Vayechi 5774

HaRav Shlomo Eiger, zt"l, Rov of Posen, Vayigash 5774

Chanukah Lights in the Bunkers and Camps of World War II, Mikeitz 5774

Chanukah Lights in the Bunkers and Camps of World War II, Vayeishev 5774

HaRav Shlomo Heiman, zt"l, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaas, Vayishlach 5774

The Tchortkover Rebbe — HaRav Yisroel Friedman, zt"l, Vayeitzei 5774

HaRav Nochum Weidenfeld zt"l, Rov of Dombrova, Toldos 5774

HaRav Refoel Hamburger, Chayeisoroh 5774

Ha'Admor Rabbi Yechezkel HaKohen Rabinowitz, zt"l of Radomsk, author of Knesses Yechezkel, Vayeiro 5774

HaRav Yehuda Leib Chasman, rov of Stutchin and Mashgiach of Chevron Yeshiva, Lechlecha 5774

The Piaseczne Rebbe - Rabbi Klonimus Kalmish Shapira, zt"l, Hy"d, Noach 5774

HaRav Yitzchok Shmelkish, zt"l, Rov of Lemberg and Author of Beis Yitzchok, Yomkippur 5774

HaRav Nosson Adler zt"l of Frankfurt, Yomkippur 5774

HaRav Yechezkel Abramsky, zt"l Author of Chazon Yechezkel, Nitzovim 5773

The Rebbe Yaakov Koppel Chossid zt"l, Father of the Kossov-Vishnitz Dynasty , Kisovo 5773

Ha'admor Reb Tzodok Hacohen Rabinowitz zt"l of Lublin , Kiseitzei 5773

HaRav Shmuel Salant, zt"l - Rov of Yerushalayim , Shofetim 5773

HaRav Dovid Moshe Rabinowitz, zt"l, Hy"d — Rosh Yeshivas Kesser Torah , Eikev 5773

The Chozeh of Lublin — HaRav Yaakov Yitzchok, zt"l , Voeschanan 5773

The Arugas Habosem HaRav Moshe Grunwald, zt'l, rov of Chust , Devorim 5773

HaRav Yisroel Yehoshua Trunk, zt"l, Rov of Kutna , Mattos-Masei 5773

The Admor of Kapishnitz — HaRav Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel zt"l , Pinchos 5773

"Reb Itzikil Hamburger" - HaRav Yitzchok Halevi Horowitz, zt"l , Balak 5773

Ha'admor Rabbi Nachman of Horodenka, zt"l, Chukas 5773

HaRav Boruch Shimon Schneersohn, Rosh Yeshiva of Tchebin, Korach 5773

HaRav Dovid Menachem Manish Babad, zt"l (Rav of Tarnopol), zt"l, Shelach 5773

The Minchas Yitzchok, Rov of Yerushalayim - HaRav Yitzchok Yaakov Weiss, zt"l, Behaalosecha 5773

The Toras Chaim - HaRav Chaim of Kossov, zt"l, Behar 5773

HaRav Hakodosh R' Yeshaya Steiner of Kerestier, Emor 5773

Eshel Avrohom - HaRav Avrohom Broide, zt"l, Acharei 5773

The Beis Yosef - HaRav Yosef Karo, zt"l, Tazria 5773

HaRav Chaim Chaike Mi'Amdure, zt"l, Shemini 5773

HaRav Shmuel Dovid Ungar, zt'l, the Rov of Nitra, Vayikra 5773

The Rov of Yerushalayim HaRav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, zt"l, Vayakhel 5773

HaRav Avrohom Shag, zt"l, of Koibesdorf, Kisiso 5773

The Mogen Avrohom: HaRav Avrohom (Abele) Gombiner, zt"l, Tetzaveh 5773

HaAdmor Rabbi Yitzchok Eizik of Kaliv, ztvk"l, Terumoh 5773

Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Shklov, zt"l, Mishpotim 5773

The Taz: Rabbi Dovid ben R' Shmuel Halevi, zt"l, of Ostroa, Yisro 5773

The RaShash - the Mekubal Rabbi Shalom Mizrachi Sharabi zt"l, Bo 5773

Ha'Admor Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sassov, zt"l, Voero 5773

The Maharam Ash - HaGaon Rabbi Meir Eisenstaedter zt"l, Shemos 5773

The Dubno Maggid - Rabbi Yaakov Krantz, Vayechi 5773

The Ateres Yeshua: Ha'Admor Rabbi Yehoshua Horowitz, zt"l, of Dzikov, Vayigash 5773

The Admor of Radzin, Rabbi Gershon Henoch Leiner, zt"l, Mikeitz 5773

HaRav Eliezer Ashkenazi, zt"l, Author of Maasei Hashem, Vayishlach 5773

The Shevet Sofer HaGaon Reb Simcha Bunim Sofer, zt"l, of Pressburg, Vayeitzei 5773

HaRav Boruch Ber Leibowitz - Rosh Yeshiva of Kamenetz, Toldos 5773

The Daas Sofer, HaRav Akiva Sofer, zt"l, of Pressburg Chayei Soroh 5773

HaAdmor Rabbi Yissochor Dov Rokach of Belz, zt"l Vayeiro 5773

HaGaon Reb Nochum Shadiker, zt"l, Lech Lecha 5773

HaRav Meir Shapira, zt"l: Rov of Lublin and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin , Noach 5773

HaGaon Reb Leib Gurwicz, zt"l, Rosh Yeshiva of Gateshead , Bereishis 5773

The Admor of Pshevorsk Reb Itzikel Gevirtzman, ztvk"l , Succos 5773

The Rebbe Reb Bunim of Pershischa, ztvk"l , Parshas Kisovo 5772

The Megaleh Amukos: HaRav Nosson Nota Shapira, zt"l , Parshas Rei 5772

The Steipler - HaGaon R' Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky , Parshas Eikev 5772

HaRav Chaim Ozer Grodzensky zt"l, Parshas Devorim 5772

The Admor of Stefenisht HaRav Avrohom Matisyohu Friedman, zt"l, Parshas Mattos 5772

The Ohr HaChaim Hakodosh Rabbi Chaim Ben Attar, zt"l, Parshas Pinchas 5772

The Haflo'oh, HaRav Rabbi Pinchos Halevi Horowitz, zt"l, Parshas Bolok 5772

HaRav Rabbi Shlomo Kluger, zt"l of Brod, Parshas Chukas 5772

HaRav Dov Berisch Landau, zt"l, of Biala, Parshas Korach 5772

"The Mashgiach" Reb Yeruchom Levovitz zt"l, Parshas Behaalosecha 5772

R' Avrohom Ben Avrohom, Hy"d Graf Potocki, the Ger Tzedek of Vilna, Parshas Nosso 5772

The Shearis Zeev - HaRav Zeev Wolff Willner, Hy"d, of Plavnitz, Parshas Bamidbar 5772

The Husyatiner Rebbe Ha'admor Reb Mordechai Feivish, zt"l , Parshas Behar 5772

Bizchus Adoneinu Bar Yochai - Miracles on the Yom Hillulah of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Parshas Emor 5772

The The Ramo - Rabbeinu Moshe Isserles, zt"l, Parshas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim 5772

The Pri Megodim - HaRav Yosef Teumim zt"l, Parshas Tazria- Metzora 5772

The Imrei Chaim - Ha'admor Reb Chaim Meir Hager zt"l of Vishnitz, Parshas Zav 5772

The Michtav Sofer, HaGaon Reb Shimon Sofer, zt,"l, of Cracow, Parshas Ki Siso 5772

The Avnei Neizer: HaRav Avrohom Borenstein, zt"l, of Sochatchov, Parshas Tetzaveh 5772

HaRav Shlomo Zalman (R' Zelmale) of Volozhin, zt"l, Parshas Terumah 5772

Reb Berel" — HaRav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt"l, Parshas Mishpotim 5772

The Pnei Yehoshua HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Yehoshua Pollack, zt"l, Parshas Beshalach 5772

The Oneg Yom Tov: HaRav Refoel Yom Tov Lipman Heilpern, Parshas Bo 5772

The Maharam Shick — HaRav Moshe Shick, Parshas Voero 5772

The Semichas Chachomim — HaRav Naftoli Katz, zt"l, Parshas Shemos 5772

The Bnei Yisoschor — HaRav R' Zvi Elimelech Shapira ztvk"l of Dinov, Parshas Vayechi 5772

The Ketzos Hachoshen HaGaon Rabbi Aryeh Leib, ztvk"l, Parshas Vayigash 5772

The Divrei Yechezkel, Rabbi Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam, ztvk"l, Parshas Mikeitz 5772

The Sdei Chemed — HaGaon R' Chaim Chizkiyahu Medini ztvk"l, Parshas Vayeishev 5772

Maran Rosh Hayeshiva — HaGaon R' Elozor Menachem Man Shach, ztvk"l
To mark the end of the sheloshim, Parshas Vayishlach 5772

HaRav Isser Zalman Meltzer, ztvk"l, Parshas Vayeitzei 5772

The Maharsho, Reb Shmuel Eliezer Eidel's, ztvk"l, Parshas Toldos 5772

The Levushei Srod, HaRav Dovid Shlome Eibeshitz, ztvk"l, Parshas Chayei Soro 5772

HaRav Avrohom Leitch Rosenbaum, ztvk"l, Parshas Vayeiro 5772

The Tchebiner Rov HaGaon R' Dov Berisch Weidenfeld, ztvk'l"l, Parshas Lech Lecha 5772

The Chelkas Yoav HaRav Yoav Yehoshua Weingarten, zt"l of Kintzk, Parshas Noach 5772

The Chasam Sofer HaGaon Rabbi Moshe Sofer, zt"l, of Pressburg, Yom Kippur/Succos 5772

Rabbi Meir Leibish Malbim, zt"l, Parshas Nitzovim/Vayeilech 5771

The Gaon R' Yonoson Eibeshitz, zt"l, The Yaaros Devash, Parshas Ki Sovo 5771

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