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Ish Yehudi: The Life and Legacy of a Torah Great: Rav Joseph Tzvi Carlebach
Ish Yehudi: The Life and Legacy of a Torah Great: Rav Joseph Tzvi Carlebach
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Author: Shlomo Carlebach
Format: Hardcover

Product Code: 14751

Rav Joseph Tzvi Carlebach was the most prominent orthodox rabbi in Ger- many during the two decades before the Holocaust. His vast erudition in Torah lore as well as in secular disciplines, gained him recognition in kehillot throughout Germany and beyond. As a celebrated orator and proli?c author, he invited admiration from a Vast spectrum of Jewish society, besides his constitu- ency as Chief Rabbi of Altona and Ham- burg, two of Gerrnany's most venerated kehillot. Though a giant of the spirit, he assumed larger than life greatness as a loving father of orphans, a sympathetic friend of the destitute and as a caring brother to those in need of reassurance. During the Hitler years he stood tall as a tower of strength to his fellow Iews. When the fateful hour of deportation to the death camps struck for the members of his kehilloh,.he did not abandon them, but together with his valiant wife and his three younger daughters, he went with them to his death al kiddush Hashem. This volume details his ancestry from one of Germany's most famous rabbinical families, his scholastic achievements and his meteoric career as a spiritual leader during the years of turbulence which threatened the very survival of our people. Rav Shlomo, his younger son who survived the deportation, captured the triumph and the tragedy of his father's life in words and pictures, which are certain to stir the emotions as if these events happened yesterday.

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