Category: Gedolim Biographies

Vilna Gaon – in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Vilna Gaon - in Ripley's Believe It Or Not

From http://onthemainline.blogspot.com/2011/02/unknown-portrait-of-vilna-gaon.html: ” This is from page 2 of the Camden News of Camden, Arkansas Saturday, May 15, 1937.   Since someone is going to joke that the Vilna Gaon is not wearing a yarmulke, but the Cardinal is – well, I…

Rabbi Yehoshua Besis of Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia, 1773 Died:Tunis, Tunisia, 1839 Rabbi of Tunis, a man of miracles and wonders, Kabbalist. Rabbi Yehoshua was constantly on guard protecting the Jews of Tunisia from being persecuted by the Moslem people. One of his friends was the…