The life and teachings of Rabbi Eliyahu, the Gaon of Vilna.
By Betzalel Landau
A meteor that flashed across the heavens and enlightened every
area of Torah knowledge and living, the Vilna Gaon was a
The Vilna Gaon
|This giant who
never held a public position, had a profound effect on the
Jewish world, an effect that continues to this very day, and
speaks volumes for the power of Torah to mold people and
In this classic about a classic, meet the great genius of
Kabbalah who sifted through every area of Torah knowledge, and
established the proper texts for eternity.
Read of his journeys in “exile” as well as his mysterious
attempt to travel to the Land of Israel.
Learn of his soul kinship with the legendary ger tzeddek,
Avraham ben Avraham, and of the legacy of halachah, custom and
love of Eretz Yisrael that he bequeathed to Klal Yisrael.
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Yonason Rosenblum, the gifted writer of Reb Yaakov and
Lieutenant Birnbaum, has adapted Betzalel Landau’s classic
Hebrew biography, HaGaon HaChassid MiVilna. The brilliance of
the many-faceted diamond known as “The Gaon” or by his
acronym, “The GRA,” is brought to the fore in this dazzling
account of his life, thought and worldview. This book includes
a new chapter, never before published, about the Gaon and the