When you think of the Yeshiva world, you think of intillectual battles to understand a Tosafos or explain a Rambam. Did you know what Rabbi Chaim Ozer
Grodzensky said? He said that a great accomplishment is thinking of a way to make a widow smile. In these stories we will see how some of our greatest Torah scholars used their brilliant minds to understand someone else's problems- and to do something to help.
- Rabbi Yisrael Salanter would not allow Zemiros to be sung or Torah to be discussed during a Shabbos meal. Why? What did he know that no one else thought of?
- Why did Reb Chaim Brisker insist that people be allowed to" steal" the communtiy's wood?
- Why did Reb Yehoshua Leib Diskin risk his life to save the yeshivos of Brisk? And why was the mayor so anxious to change them?
- When Reb Yaakov's grandson was deathly ill and the doctors gave up hope, how did the Chofetz Chaim succeed in winning Hasem's mercy?
-How did Reb Aryeh Levine teach a class that a Bar Mitzvah gift could be a matter of life and death.
These stories are excitingly told and beautifully illustrated. By showing
us how great people acted, they teach us how to act. When you read them you want to become a better person yourself. And you learn that our Torah leaders were greater than you ever knew before.