Unlike tales of heroic feats, this rare collection of
anecdotes recounts the seemingly "simple" acts of extraordinary individuals.
We learn how the truly great lived their lives with a sense of inner nobility
that carried them through challenges both great and small.
Why did Rav Yisroel Zev Gustman insist on watering the plants
of his yeshivah garden himself? How did Rav Shlomo Halberstam, the Bobover
Rebbe, cleverly persuade a debtor to pay his bills? Why did an aged Rav
Chaim Shmulevitz brave fierce winds and rain to attend the simchah of a
man he hardly knew? Why would the Baba Sali delay a Yom Tov meal for
hours, just to host a young student?
Rabbi David Silber does more than
tell these stories. Each inspirational narrative is accompanied by an
authoritative biographical sketch giving a meaning unique to the individual it
Chassidic Rebbes, Roshei Yeshivah, Sephardic leaders - all are here, sharing their wisdom, their wit and their spiritual
valor. In a world where selflessness and nobility of spirit are
overlooked, these behind - the scenes stories shine with a charm all their own.