Rabbenu 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.
This is a new book by Kantor, an experienced articulator of crisp and crystal-clear history. It is a rare type in history books because one could read a couple of entries before going to sleep, and not have the need to continue from the same spot next time. This book is chock-full of delightful snippets.
Originating in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Yisrael Haber decided at a young age that he wanted to bring Jews closer to Torah - and that he wanted to travel to do it. From his basketball coach days in Dallas to his job as an Air Force chaplain in Alaska, Haber`s autobiography shows the reader what it`s like to spread Judaism to all corners of the earth - including the building of the firstmikvein Alaska.