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.
In 1984, at the suggestion of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, tens of thousands of Jews the world over began following a daily schedule of study of the Rambam's Mishneh Torah and Sefer HaMitzvot.
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.