biographies concentrate on the personalities and character of
their subjects. The carefully chosen anecdotes -- culled from
interviews and a host of research -- present their subjects as
teachers, guides, and role models, aside from their greatness in
We will be introduced to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein as the decisive and
encyclopedic halachic authority with a heart as big as his
infinite fund of knowledge and sense of responsibility for the
nation and its individuals. We will see why Rabbi Yaakov
Kamenetsky was described by his peers as the wise man of his
generation, and how he had an uncanny ability to peer behind the
question and recognize the needs of the person who came to him for
We will meet the Steipler Gaon, Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky,
whose legendary devotion to learning and love for his people made
his apartment a “must stop” for anyone seeking strength or advice.
We will sit before Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach, who was escorted
to his final rest by 300,000 people, who knew him as a genius in
Torah and in concern for every one of its people.
We will be transported to the home of Rabbi Yehudah Zev Segal, who
demonstrated to the world that one can become a Chofetz Chaim in
Manchester, as well as in Radin.
Rabbi Shimon Finkelman has produced a masterpiece. No, five