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Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

Hunting the Truth: Memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld

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2018 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD BOOK OF THE YEAR

In this dual autobiography, the Klarsfelds tell the dramatic story of fifty years devoted to bringing Nazis to justice

For more than a century, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld have hunted, confronted, and exposed Nazi war criminals, tracking them down in places as far-flung as South America and the Middle East. It is they who uncovered the notorious torturer Klaus Barbie, known as "the Butcher of Lyon," in Bolivia. It is they who outed Kurt Lischka as chief of the Gestapo in Paris, the man responsible for the largest deportation of French Jews. And it is they who, with the help of their son, Arno, brought the Vichy police chief Maurice Papon to justice.

They were born on opposite sides of the Second World War. Beate's father was in the Wehrmacht, while Serge's father was deported to Auschwitz because he was a Jew. But when Serge and Beate met on the Paris metro, they instantly fell in love. They soon married and have since dedicated their lives to "hunting the truth"--both as world-famous Nazi hunters and as meticulous documenters of the fate of the innocent French Jewish children who were killed in the death camps.

They have been jailed and targeted by letter bombs, and their car was even blown up. Yet nothing has daunted the Klarsfelds in their pursuit of justice. Beate made worldwide headlines at age twenty-nine by slapping the high-profile ex-Nazi propagandist Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger and shouting "Nazi!" Serge intentionally provoked a neo-Nazi in a German beer hall by wearing an armband with a yellow star on it, so that the press would report on the assault. When Pope John Paul II met with Austria's then-president, Kurt Waldheim, a former Wehrmacht officer in the Balkans suspected of war crimes, the Klarsfelds' son, dressed as a Nazi officer, stood outside the Vatican. The Klarsfelds also dedicated themselves to defeating Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front and his daughter Marine Le Pen's 2017 campaign for president in France.

Brave, urgent, and buoyed by a remarkable love story, Hunting the Truth is not only the dramatic memoir of bringing Nazis to justice, it is also the inspiring story of an unrelenting battle against prejudice and hate.

I'm Not the Boss, I Just Work Here

I'm Not the Boss, I Just Work Here

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Serial entrepreneur Howard Jonas has been creating successful enterprises since the age of fourteen, when he opened a hot dog stand near a local hospital. He went on to develop lucrative and prosperous businesses, the most successful being IDT, a multibillion dollar telecommunications corporation that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir

If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir

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**WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature**
**2018 Natan Book Award Finalist**
**Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women's Studies **

The Wall Street Journal:
"There is humor and heartbreak in these pages...Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life."

The Jewish Standard: "Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original."

The Jerusalem Post: "A beautiful and inspiring book. Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan's] personal story."

American Jewish World: "So engrossing I hardly could put it down."

At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world's largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for"daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundredyears. Her story is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriageand motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turningpage after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tourof the Talmud. For people of the book--both Jewish and non-Jewish--If All theSeas Were Ink is a celebration of learning, through literature, how to fall in loveonce again.

If Not Higher: Stories And Insights Of Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer Zt"L

If Not Higher: Stories And Insights Of Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer Zt"L

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This book will not just change the way you lead your life; it will affect an immediate and absolute reset of your thinking, approach and conduct!

Many referred to Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer zt”l as the Rabbi’s Rabbi, but this title does no justice to the overwhelming impact that he had upon anyone he encountered. It wasn’t charisma, and it certainly wasn’t hip coolness; it was the rarest blend of mastery of every facet of Torah, exquisite sensitivity, and how a God-fearing individual must consistently conduct themselves.

Anyone who required assistance, whether it was requested or not (usually the latter) was blessed by Rabbi Kelemer taking them under his wing, making them feel honorable and important. The Rabbi had a very liberal ‑ nigh incomprehensible ‑ interpretation of assistance. With never a thought for his personal comfort or dignity, no obstacle could prevent his treasured and cherished uplifting intervention.

Because of his Torah scholarship recognized by the world’s most prominent roshei yeshivah, dynamic leadership, and extraordinary care for everyone, the Young Israel of West Hempstead where he was the Mara D’asra swelled to a membership of 750 families. Young and old, disaffected youth, ardent secularists and yeshivah graduates revered Rabbi Kelemer and lovingly heeded his counsel.

The stories in this precious volume (so many stories!) surpass whatever has been written about a communal leader before. Only the golden pen of the best-selling King of the Storytellers, Hanoch Teller, could so vibrantly and heartfeltly capture the novum in Jewish history of an adam gadol, the product of the finest yeshivos, leading a vibrant and expanding Modern Orthodox community.

Imperfection A Momoir

Imperfection A Momoir

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Imperfection: A Momoir, will bring tears to your eyes with both its humor and poignancy. Written in the style of Erma Bombeck with a Jewish tongue-in-cheek flavor, this momoir (not a typo) chronicles the daily trials and joys of one mother's journey in a way that is comical, yet profound. A perfect Mother's Day gift, but it will be an enjoyable read for anyone, for we all have mothers.
Isaac B. Singer: A Life

Isaac B. Singer: A Life

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Isaac Bashevis Singer is widely recognised as the most popular Yiddish writer of the 20th century. Drawing on letters, personal recollections, and interviews with Singer's friends, family, and publishing contemporaries, the author provides a portrait of the man and his work.
Just Love Them: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Dovid Trenk

Just Love Them: The Life and Legacy of Rabbi Dovid Trenk

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Rabbi Dovid Trenk seemed to walk in a little cloud of simchah, energy and life, lifting spirits and souls as he walked. But reaching that lofty level took a lifetime of work, from a childhood in Boro Park, a community still discovering its own identity, to his first job teaching the boys no one else would have. <p style="margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">That's where he made his mark, driven by an unshakable belief in the power of a neshamah. The special way he looked at people -- seeing the greatness in them before they ever saw it themselves -- taught them to see the brilliance and splendor of their own neshamos. <p style="margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">This book will bring you into the exuberant world of Rabbi Trenk: He was a respected talmid chacham, a wise guide and master listener, but most of all, he was a builder of people. This work shows us the magic that lies inside - students, children, spouses and ourselves, bursting with stories that will allow you to hear the laughter, see the tears, and share the triumph of the human spirit. Meticulously researched, masterfully told, each delightful story will feel like a new gift- and the whole book, a guide on how to really start living, with joy, confidence and simple faith.

Klausenburger Rebbe

Klausenburger Rebbe

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During and after World War II, a leader of exceptional stature emerged in Klal Yisrael. He was a dynamo, a brilliant talmid chacham

who displayed unwavering dedication to Hashem and His people, and above all, unparalleled self-sacrifice.

He was Rav Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam, the Klausenburger Rebbe.

Despite enduring unspeakable personal tragedies, he ascended to remarkable spiritual heights while inspiring his suffering brethren.

His indomitable spirit continued to inspire fellow survivors, offering hope and illuminating faith in a world shrouded in darkness.

In this meticulously researched and powerfully written biography, we encounter this extraordinary figure, whose unwavering faith served as a beacon,

singlehandedly drawing thousands to Torah observance and rebuilding the Torah world. He instituted programs like Mifal Hashas

that were revolutionary and transformative. His private avodas Hashem seemed superhuman,

as he spent hours on end immersed in Torah learning and tefillah, inspiring other towards greater spiritual aspirations.

Read this biography and learn of the unfathomable heights to which a human being can reach.

Living Legend: Rabbi Grossman of Migdal Haemek

Living Legend: Rabbi Grossman of Migdal Haemek

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How did the 21-year-old newlywed from Meah Shearim form an immediate bond with street kids, gangsters, and hardened prisoners? How did he transform a crime-ridden city into a place of hope, learning, and Torah? How did he begin with 18 boys who needed a home, and create a vast empire of chesed for tens of thousands of children? How did Rav Grossman of Migdal HaEmek become a symbol of Jewish unity, revered by religious and non-religious alike, beloved by all of Klal Yisrael. How did he become a Living Legend? In one amazing story after another, bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer shows us the mesirus nefesh, compassion, vision and incredible siyata d’Shmaya that have always been a part of Rav Yitzchak Dovid Grossman’s life. And as we are entertained and engaged by these truly remarkable stories, we will also be learning just how he did it — through the incomparable power of absolute Ahavas Yisrael.

Meir Kahana

Meir Kahana

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The life and politics of an American Jewish activist who preached radical and violent means to Jewish survival

Meir Kahane came of age amid the radical politics of the counterculture, becoming a militant voice of protest against Jewish liberalism. Kahane founded the Jewish Defense League in 1968, declaring that Jews must protect themselves by any means necessary. He immigrated to Israel in 1971, where he founded KACH, an ultranationalist and racist political party. He would die by assassination in 1990. Shaul Magid provides an in-depth look at this controversial figure, showing how the postwar American experience shaped his life and political thought.

Magid sheds new light on Kahane's radical political views, his critique of liberalism, and his use of the "grammar of race" as a tool to promote Jewish pride. He discusses Kahane's theory of violence as a mechanism to assure Jewish safety, and traces how his Zionism evolved from a fervent support of Israel to a belief that the Zionist project had failed. Magid examines how tradition and classical Jewish texts profoundly influenced Kahane's thought later in life, and argues that Kahane's enduring legacy lies not in his Israeli career but in the challenge he posed to the liberalism and assimilatory project of the postwar American Jewish establishment.

This incisive book shows how Kahane was a quintessentially American figure, one who adopted the radicalism of the militant Left as a tenet of Jewish survival.

Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Upright Practices

Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Upright Practices

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"The publication of the Classics of Western Spirituality(TM) represents a cultural event of the greatest importance. It transcends all sectarian boundaries and brings to the spiritually sensitive reader the choicest creations of the human spirit when it is touched by the encounter with God." Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Upright Practices, The Light of the Eyes translated and introduced by Arthur Green preface by Samuel H. Dresner "All began with a single point-the point of supernal wisdom, hokhmah. The power of the Creator is present in all of His creations; the wisdom of God fills and takes on the garb of every thing that is." Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl (1730-1797) Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl (1730-1797) was rabbi of the small Jewish community of Chernobyl, near Kiev in the Ukraine. A member of the Maggid school of Miezrich, he was part of the Hasidic movement that played a key role in the history of Eastern European Jewry. In this volume, two of Rabbi Nahum's works are made available to the general reader for the first time in English. Upright Practices is a devotional manual of personal practices recommended by the Hasidic master for his disciples. The Light of the Eyes is a collection of homilies based on the Book of Genesis. Until now chiefly the sacred property of the Hasidim, these homilies are prime examples of the genre that, more than any other, reveals the earnestness and depth of Hasidic spirituality. +
Moses: A Human Life (Jewish Lives)

Moses: A Human Life (Jewish Lives)

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From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, an unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar

"Bringing together copious, diverse and sometimes dissonant references (spanning Hasidic masters, George Eliot, Zizek and Beckett, among others), Zornberg gives a new tour of the life of Moses."--Clemence Boulouque, New York Times Book Review

"For those wishing to engage the legacy of Moses more deeply, this is a must-read."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention to Moses in this remarkably rich, evocative book.

Drawing on a broad range of sources--literary as well as psychoanalytic, a wealth of classical Jewish texts alongside George Eliot, W. G. Sebald, and Werner Herzog--Zornberg offers a vivid and original portrait of the biblical Moses. Moses's vexing personality, his uncertain origins, and his turbulent relations with his own people are acutely explored by Zornberg, who sees this story, told and retold, as crucial not only to the biblical past but also to the future of Jewish history.

About Jewish Lives:

Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Individual volumes illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences. Subjects are paired with authors to elicit lively, deeply informed books that explore the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present.

In 2014, the Jewish Book Council named Jewish Lives the winner of its Jewish Book of the Year Award, the first series ever to receive this award.

More praise for Jewish Lives:

"Excellent." -New York Times

"Exemplary." -Wall Street Journal

"Distinguished." -New Yorker

"Superb." -The Guardian

From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, an unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many books on Jewish thought, turns her attention to Moses in this remarkably rich, evocative book. Drawing on a broad range of sources—literary as well as psychoanalytic, a wealth of classical Jewish texts alongside George Eliot, W. G. Sebald, and Werner Herzog—Zornberg offers a vivid and original portrait of the biblical Moses. Moses's vexing personality, his uncertain origins, and his turbulent relations with his own people are acutely explored by Zornberg, who sees this story, told and retold, as crucial not only to the biblical past but also to the future of Jewish history. About Jewish Lives: Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Individual volumes illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon literature, religion, philosophy, politics, cultural and economic life, and the arts and sciences. Subjects are paired with authors to elicit lively, deeply informed books that explore the range and depth of the Jewish experience from antiquity to the present. In 2014, the Jewish Book Council named Jewish Lives the winner of its Jewish Book of the Year Award, the first series ever to receive this award. More praise for Jewish Lives: "Excellent." –New York Times "Exemplary." –Wall Street Journal "Distinguished." –New Yorker "Superb." –The Guardian

My Friends We Were Robbed!

My Friends We Were Robbed!

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In the late 1970s, an Israeli named Uri Zohar quietly made a decision to become Torah observant. When the news of that decision became public knowledge, it plunged a good portion of Israeli society, frum and non-frum alike, into total shock. You see, Uri Zohar was, at the time, the top comedian, television and radio talk show host, social satirist, actor, and film producer on the Israeli scene. Even more, he was the epitome of modern, non-Torah-observant Israeli society. How does such an individual simply jump ship one day?! Today, Rav Uri Zohar is one of our gedolim, a tremendous talmid chacham who is also involved in bringing others closer to Torah. This book contains the story of his decision to become a frum Jew, as well as his observations, thoughts, views, and descriptions of various facets of his journey's starting point, the world of the West. Is there a G-d Who gave the Torah to the Nation of Israel at Mt. Sinai, and if there is, what does He want from us? That is the question which Uri Zohar, at the height of his wildly successful career, set out to answer, and it is that intellectual excursion which is the subject of this book. Read the fascinating "teshuvah story" of Uri Zohar, as told to beloved author Nachman Seltzer. Join him on his journey of logic and reason, as related in Rav Zohar's own words, and discover—as he did—the deep, irrefutable truths of your very own heritage.

MY REBBE: RAV SCHWAB

My Rebbe Rav Schwab Hardcover

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Rav Shimon Schwab was a renowned Torah giant whose commitment and dedication to his community and students is unforgettable. His wealth of insights into Chumash and haftaros, mussar and minhagim, are clear, thought-provoking, and profound. This comprehensive collection includes: Rav Schwab’s spiritually uplifting commentary on the weekly parashah. An inspiring “maaseh rav” section that details over fifty personal incidents in which the Rav implemented basic hashkafic or halachic principles. Selected customs, laws, and prayers of the K’hal Adath Jeshurun congregation. Written with wisdom and reverence, My Rebbe Rav Schwab will enrich your understanding of Chumash, hashkafah, and more. These classic teachings will provide you with an enduring legacy of timeless wisdom

MY SHTETL BALTIMORE

My Shtetl Baltimore

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Come along with me and catch a glimpse of a community through the loving eyes of its native son. My Shtetl Baltimore takes you from where you are to a world you want to know. You will meet its vivid personalities and vicariously experience its happenings – from the hilarious to the tragic and everything in-between.

Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People

Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People

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A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all, belonging
In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a leading activist in the democratic dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the movement for free Jewish emigration, was arrested by the KGB. He spent nine years as a political prisoner, convicted of treason against the state. Every day, Sharansky fought for individual freedom in the face of overt tyranny, a struggle that would come to define the rest of his life.
Never Alone reveals how Sharansky's years in prison, many spent in harsh solitary confinement, prepared him for a very public life after his release. As an Israeli politician and the head of the Jewish Agency, Sharansky brought extraordinary moral clarity and uncompromising, often uncomfortable, honesty. His story is suffused with reflections from his time as a political prisoner, from his seat at the table as history unfolded in Israel and the Middle East, and from his passionate efforts to unite the Jewish people.
Written with frankness, affection, and humor, the book offers us profound insights from a man who embraced the essential human struggle: to find his own voice, his own faith, and the people to whom he could belong.
Providence and Power: Ten Portraits in Jewish Statesmanship

Providence and Power: Ten Portraits in Jewish Statesmanship

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Ever since Plato's Republic, the study of statecraft has been a staple of Western discourse, and so has the study of particular leaders. Although Jewish scholars, thinkers, and popularizers have contributed notably to this genre, strikingly few have turned their attention to the history of Jewish leaders--that is, leaders specifically of the Jewish people--in particular. And yet there has been no lack of such outstanding figures, from the biblical period of Jewish sovereignty in the Holy Land and once again in present-day Israel or during the millennia of exile and formal Jewish statelessness in the Diaspora. This book, devoted to ten of the most colorful, fascinating, and consequential Jewish political leaders over the past three millennia, fills the gap. Among the ten, men and women alike, some were firmly bound to Judaic religious teachings and others less so, but guiding all of them was the fixed lodestar of their own Jewish identity. By the mid-20th century, the legacy of past generations would inspire modern successors bent on the re-founding of the sovereign Jewish state, one of the greatest political feats in human history. In delving into the unique circumstances and predicaments faced by these ten, and into the characteristics that mark them and their statesmanship as specifically Jewish, readers will also become familiar with what Jewish tradition has to say about the demands of statesmanship and, by inference, with the qualities needed by successful Jewish political leaders encountering the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Rabbi Aaron Brafman: His great heart uplifted his talmidim and community, and embraced Klal Yisrael

Rabbi Aaron Brafman: His great heart uplifted his talmidim and community, and embraced Klal Yisrael

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Where Ahavah and Emes Meet: A Life to Learn From

“He lived and breathed kevod Shamayim and kevod habriyos and accomplished everything ... quietly, without fanfare.”—Rabbi Eytan Feiner
“So, doctor, my brother has an especially huge heart … right?” Rabbi Aaron Brafman’s brother, famed attorney Ben Brafman, said to a cardiologist after Rabbi Brafman’s heart surgery “Rabbi Brafman never chose to do what was easy for him. He loved his talmidim with all his heart and looked to do what was best for each one.” – a talmid’s memory

Rabbi Aaron Brafman was the much-beloved and revered menahel of Yeshiva of Far Rockaway. He was also a respected author and a dedicated askan. But more: He was a man who loved every Jew, who saw potential where others saw failure. In the words of a talmid, he was a man “who lived and breathed Klal Yisrael; whose days were filled with Torah and maasim tovim ... and most of all, who epitomized the term ‘rebbi.’”

This is the compelling story of a guide and teacher who blended greatness and modesty, piety and humor, a deep aversion to anything not “emes” with an amazing ability to see the good in all. As we read one unique story after another, we’ll see why talmidim adored him, friends revered him, and his entire community felt fortunate to have him in their midst. And we will discover what a difference a great rebbi can make.

RAMBAM /THE STORY OF RABBI MBM

RAMBAM /THE STORY OF RABBI MBM

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Nine hundred years ago, the Jewish community of Spain was in an upheaval. For centuries, the Jews had lived in peace under benevolent Muslim rule. But now an invasion of a fanatic Muslim tribe from North Africa threatened to destroy everything. The Rambam, whose Torah and wisdom would forever illuminate the world, lived, studied and wrote during this violent period. Forced to flee Spain as a young boy, the Rambam wandered from place to place for many years, finding temporary refuge in Morocco, and in Eretz Yisrael before settling in Egypt. Yet despite his travails, the Rambam produced a body of Torah writings that simply staggers the mind in its scope, profundity and brilliance. The first fruit of the Rambam's genius was the Pirush Hamishnayos, his vast and penetrating commentary on the Mishneh. This was followed by the Mishnei Torah, his monumental code of law. In his later years, he wrote the Moreh Nevuchim, a systematic exposition of Jewish thought. And during all this time, he also wrote many letters and responsa which played a crucial role in helping Jewish communities from Morocco to Yemen survive the terrible persecutions of that dreadful time. "The Rambam" avoids unsubstantiated folk tales. It relies heavily on his own writings and solid historical sources in creating a portrait of a man whose moral and legal authority anchored the Jewish world of his own time and for all future generations.
Rav Chaim

Rav Chaim

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Rav Chaim Kanievsky was the Sar HaTorah, master of every area of Torah knowledge and author of dozens of Torah works on topics ranging from the basic to the arcane. He was a fount of guidance, comfort, and blessing to tens of thousands. His diligence in Torah was legendary, yet he opened his home and his heart to all who sought him.

But despite all the stories we have heard, there is so much more. And Rabbi Naftali Weinberger is the perfect person to give us the rest of the story.

Rabbi Weinberger has had a uniquely close relationship with Rav Chaim Kanievsky and his family for nearly thirty years — so much so that Rav Chaim authorized him to write the bestselling biography Rebbetzin Kanievsky.

His unparalleled access to Rav Chaim and his family enabled him to produce this fascinating biography, giving us an insider’s view of the Sar HaTorah’s remarkable life and achievements, including warm and personal stories heard directly from the family and rare photographs appearing in print for the very first time.

In these pages, we will come know the Torah aristocracy that was Rav Chaim’s family — the Chazon Ish, the Steipler, Rav Elyashiv, and others — from the family’s unique perspective. We will encounter the Torah giants and “simple” Jews who were part of Rav Chaim’s life, and see how he interacted with them.

The Prince of Torah gave our People so much in his lifetime, and through this extraordinary volume his memory and example will continue to inspire us. We will aspire to emulate his diligence and love for Torah, his shalom bayis, and the chinuch he instilled in his family. We will learn to care for and welcome every Jew. And we will see how a Torah giant who valued every moment of Torah study freely gave of his time for others.

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Catalog # RCKH
ISBN-10: 1422632873
ISBN #: 9781422632871
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1.313 inches /
 Weight: 2.2 LBS
Published By: ArtScroll Mesorah Publications
Release Date: 02/20/2023
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Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Living A Life of Halachah: The Day-to-Day Customs of the Sar HaTorah

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Living A Life of Halachah: The Day-to-Day Customs of the Sar HaTorah

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A Portrayal of Rav Chaim In a Way You’ve Never Seen Before Rav Chaim Kanievsky ztz”l – the Sar HaTorah – lived a life that was “kulo Torah” – ,” completely Torah. His every action, every step, every moment was directed and defined by the Shulchan Aruch and the poskim, and by the practices and minhagim of his uncle, the Chazon Ish, and his father, the Steipler Gaon. In this unique work, Rav Chaim’s grandson, Rav Avraham Yeshaya Shteinman, brings us the Rav Chaim’s practices with their halachic sources and background. Hundreds of beautiful photos, some of them rare, give us a powerful visual glimpse of his actions. We will follow the Sar HaTorah throughout his day – , from his first moments of awakening to reciting Kriyas Shema before he went to sleep. We will sit with him at his Shabbos table, in his succah and at his Seder. We will be with him as he answers thousands of letters and, of course, as he learns Torah. In this stunning and unusual book, we will view Rav Chaim’s life the way it was meant to be viewed, and the way he lived it: through the prism of Torah and mitzvos.
Rav Elya Meir Sorotzkin

Rav Elya Meir Sorotzkin

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He was a self-made man. Yes, he came from a princely family of Torah greatness. Yes, he was endowed with superb intellect. But perhaps it can be said that Rav Elya Meir Sorotzkin soared to greatness despite these unique qualities, not because of them! Because his was a life of constant growth. The fact that he was gifted never stopped him from trying even harder. As a young bachur, he understood that he would only be able to truly grow in Torah away from home in Telshe Cleveland. Only when he was just another talmid, not as the son of the Rosh Yeshiva. Nothing could stop him, not homesickness, not a different culture, nothing. Rather, his challenges built him. That is the person you will meet in this book, Rav Elya Meir Sorotzkin. He became a rosh yeshiva at a very young age and, with “blood, sweat and tears,” as he would often say, built the yeshiva into one of America’s premier institutions. More: He built individual talmidim. Because he personally went through the painstaking process of self-discovery and growth, he was able to identify with the struggles and triumphs of his talmidim in a way that few could. The last years of life were akin to a flame that burns increasingly bright before it is extinguished. Nothing could stop him from carrying on with his life’s mission of learning and teaching Torah, transmitting Torah in its purity and splendor to his talmidim. His body was battered. His doctors viewed his ability to continue delivering his shiur until the last day that he was conscious as a medical miracle. It wasn’t. It was a culmination of a life of ratzon, of willpower, of never letting the physical get in the way of the spiritual. This book will give you a deep appreciation for Torah. It will show you what a lifelong impact a Rebbi can have on his talmidim and later their wives and children too. In every page there is an inspiring story with which any reader can identify. This book will elevate you, inspire you… and obligate you.
Rav Nota: The Story of Rav Nota Greenblatt – Champion of Torah Judaism

Rav Nota: The Story of Rav Nota Greenblatt – Champion of Torah Judaism

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From a quiet community in Memphis, Tennessee came a man whose Torah brilliance, profound compassion, and willingness to go anywhere, anytime, to help another made him the rav and posek for thousands of Jews throughout America. Within Memphis, he founded one of America’s first Hebrew day schools, saving an entire community from leaving Orthodox Judaism. Nationally, he helped develop the kashrus standards that we all enjoy today. He brought countless Jews back to Torah observance before the kiruv movement ever started. And he traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to write kosher gitten, bills of divorce, enabling men and women to rebuild their lives.

His name was Rav Nota Greenblatt, and his story – and the many stories others tell about him -- will amaze you.

Rav Nota was a brilliant talmid chacham, one of Rav Moshe Feinstein's foremost talmidim. Yet he chose to live in Memphis, Tennessee, far from the Jewish metropolises that would have afforded him honor and recognition. But as humble as he was, as small as he made himself, his enormous heart was too big to hide.

This is the story of humility and Torah greatness, and the endless compassion of a very unique Rav.

REB CHAIM BRISKER- VOL. 1

REB CHAIM BRISKER- VOL. 1

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Brisk: A Torah dynasty unlike any other, and in Reb Chaim Brisker , you will encounter a definitive biography unlike any other.

Monumental in scope while meticulous in detail, this initial volume encompasses Reb Chaim s formative years, early teachers, his move to Slutzk, marriage, the development of his unique learning method, becoming a Marbitz Torah in Yeshivas Volozhin, until his appointment as Rav of Brisk. Along the way you will meet the towering Torah personalities of that era the Beis HaLevi, the Netziv, the Rogetchover, and so many others.

Written by one of today s most authoritative Torah biographers, Rabbi Shimon Yosef Meller, this superbly-crafted, intimate portrait filled with precious stories and insights, hundreds of vintage photographs and documents paints a vivid picture of this Gadol B Torah, his exalted ways, his ameilus b Torah, and of how he transformed the Torah world with a legacy that endures to this day.

Reb Dovid

Reb Dovid

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Reb Dovid Feinstein was born to one of the greatest poskei ha’dor of his time, Rav Moshe Feinstein zt’l, and he himself was a phenomenal masmid and ilui. Yet Reb Dovid carried his incomparable yichus and many accomplishments lightly, with a sweetness and humility that only emphasized his Torah greatness.

He was a quiet man, content to sit and learn day and night in the MTJ beis medrash that was his second home for eight decades. And yet, with the achrayus for the Klal that also defined him, he taught and influenced thousands, beloved by talmidim and virtual strangers alike for his compassion, deep understanding of human nature, and his gentle smile.

He was, as one of America’s leading roshei yeshivah said of him, a man who was “kulo Torah” – whose essence was Torah. “Kulo Torah” included care and consideration for others – the ability to understand the needs of the talmidim who were so drawn to him, of petitioners who came to him pleading for tefillos and berachos, of shoppers who stopped him in grocery store aisles with halachic questions, and of his people, his neighbors and friends on his beloved Lower East Side.

Reb Dovid is a book about the many aspects of Torah greatness that a person can achieve. A book that helps us achieve greatness as well.