Compiler and Publisher: Rabbi Sholom DovBer Avtzon
Format: 6 x 9 paperback, 176 pages
Reb Meir Raphaels' intriguing journey from being one of the most important community leaders in Vilna to becoming one of the greatest chassidim of the Alter Rebbe is an exceptional study in courage and fortitude. The stories of his transformation are among the few select stories told by the Rebbe Rashab, and have become a vital part of our chassidic heritage. Reb Meir's ehrlichkeit and emunas tzaddikim, together with his mesiras nefesh on behalf of Chassidus and the Rebbeim, are extraordinary qualities that can well be applied in today's times. The inspirational stories of his life, along with his little-known biographical background (printed here for the first time in English), make this a welcome addition to the Early Chassidic Personalities series.