The Chafetz Chaim: A Giant in Torah and Mid­dos, Spe­cial Youth Edition

Shu­lamit Ezrachi; Lib­by Lazewnik, trans.
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By – January 9, 2012
The Chafetz Chaim, also known as Rab­bi Yis­rael Meir Kagan, lived from 1838 – 1933. He was one of the most sig­nif­i­cant schol­ars and ethi­cists in mod­ern Jew­ish his­to­ry. In The Chafetz Chaim: A Giant in Torah and Mid­dos, Ezrachi cap­tures the essence of the Chafetz Chaim’s char­ac­ter in a way that is both elo­quent and acces­si­ble to a younger audi­ence. The inclu­sion of pho­tographs pro­vides greaters insight into the Chafetz Chaim’s per­son­al­i­ty. As the Chafetz Chaim lived through sev­er­al impor­tant events in Jew­ish his­to­ry, this title is a won­der­ful way to teach Jew­ish his­to­ry. Ezrachi clear­ly explains impor­tant events in the nine­teenth and twen­ti­eth cen­turies, includ­ing the per­se­cu­tion of Jews in East­ern Europe and Rus­sia and the Zion­ist move­ment. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 9 – 14.
Nathan Weissler is a senior in high school and lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his fam­i­ly. He has been writ­ing reviews for Jew­ish Book World for two years. Nathan loves to read, espe­cial­ly books relat­ed to Judaism and history.

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