Thursday, June 1, 2006

Recommended reading

Rabbi Shlomo Goren, Torah Sage and General

[The story of a young Gerrer Chosid from Zambrow, Poland who excelled in learning in Chevroner Yeshiva under Reb Meyshe Mordche Epstein, and served with the Posek HaDor, Rav Elyashiv in the Israeli Rabbanut]

by Shalom Freedman
Hardcover, 223 pages
27 b/w photographs
ISBN 965-7108-81-0
Series: Modern Jewish Lives - volume 1
publication: 2006

"This book should be on every Jewish bookshelf. Note that I write that without having any financial stake in the book. Buy it. Read it. Have your children read it."
-Gil Student
Hirhurim Blog

I'm not saying that you buy it on account of Gil Student telling you to, I say buy it for the story, the telling pictures, and to see how the mindset of Jews has changed over the years, which is basically what he says.


Anonymous said...

Do me a favour, Gil Student is a well meaning person, writes an interesting blog but is unfortunately a 'yold' a naive sucker.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

not nice of you. That wasn't the point of the post. Comment on the book if you'd like.

Anonymous said...

Given yuor high recommendation of this book about Chief rabbi Goren, I wonder if you could discuss the Rebbe's less than posative relationship with Rav Goren.
By the way I admired R. Goren as an Army chaplain, but his term as chief rabbi was failure.
The rebbe launched more than 1 campaign against Goren . At 1 point Goren was an admirer of the rebbe and visited the Rebbe whenever he came to NY and spent lots of time in animated discussion with the rebbe. But after Goren's unseating of rav Unterman and the Rebbe's strong rejection of Goren in that race , their relationship was very cool.

Hirshel Tzig - הירשל ציג said...

The recommendation of the book was not meant as a recommendation of character.