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Biographies of Gedolim: Alphabetical Index

Here you will find biographical articles and hespedim about Gedolim--from both recent and past generations.

Also check out the Biographies and Genealogies at the Rabbinic Genealogy Special Interest Group site as well as their General Topics page that includes tools, databases and maps.

Please Note: More biographies can be found in the Musar section of our site

Essays on Jewish History

o Jewish History by Rav Shimon Schwab tz"l
(On the difference between Jewish history and World history)

o Why History? by Rabbi Berel Wein
(The importance of knowing Jewish History)

Torah Personalities and the Times in Which They Lived
A set of 16 shiurim given by Rabbi Ron Yitzchak Eisenman, Rav of Congregation Ahavas Israel in Passaic, New Jersey. The shiurim range from Hillel to Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch. The first shiur is on the topic of "Why Study Jewish History?"

Gedolim of Recent Generations Gedolim of Past Generations

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