Rabeinu Gershom, the renowned tenth century Talmudist known to his contemporaries as "Meor Hagolah - Light of the Diaspora," is caught in a web of misfortune that tests his faith and ingenuity to the utmost. His story takes us to the magnificent city of Constantinople.
About Reb Pinchas Reitzes, who readily gave vasts amount of money to charity and gave generously of his time and energy to help other Jews. He preserved hundreds of the Alter Rebbe`s teachings and sayings.
The twenty-two year saga of the Schapiro brothers of Slavita tugged at the hearts of all Russian Jewry. Their famed mesirus nefesh - refusing to take one step without a yarmulke on their head while being beaten brutally by hundreds of hostile soldiers - was legendary throughout the country.
This volume introduces "Rabbi Baruch and his disciples," stories of a Chasidic Rebbe of old who was a beacon of light in troubled times. "From Days Bygone" entwines the famous historical events with human drama, including the exciting account of a brave group of boys who resisted the Roman conquerors of Israel.
This short, yet riveting, tale transports the reader to the days of Czarist Russia, when young Jewish boys were conscripted into the Czar`s army, for the sole purpose of tearing them away from their families and communities in an effort to make them renounce their faith.
The Tzemach Tzedek tirelessly combated the Enlightenment (Haskalah) Movement and set up underground networks to help the Cantonist soldiers maintain their Jewish identity. Single-handedly, he derailed the Czar`s insidious plans to wreak havoc on Jewish life.