The Legacy of Maran Rav Aharon Kotler: A Vivid Portrait of the Teachings, Qualities, and Accomplishments of the Venerable Rosh Hayeshiva

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Feldheim Publishers, 2005 - Jewish scholars - 560 pages
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Rav Aharon Kotler zt"l came to America from Europe in 1942, bringing with him an unprecedented level of Torah learning, a pure and uncompromising dedication to Torah, and a Torah that was truly lishmah. In just 20 years Rav Aharon transformed the face of Torah in America. A Living Mishnas Rav Ahron-The Legacy of Maran Rav Aharon Kotler offers readers an intimate glimpse into the strength and spirit of this great man, through a wealth of stories, vignettes, insights, encounters with other great Jewish leaders, and most importantly, through a vibrant sampling of his teachings - all translated, for the first time, from the classic Mishnas Rav Aharon. Included are insights into chessed, Torah study, emunah, bitachon, hashgocha protis, middos, and much more. There are also entire chapters on the Rebbetzin a"h, Rav Shneur zt"l, Rav Nosson Wachtfogel zt"l, and the Lakewood Kehilla, along with many precious photographs - over 550 pages overflowing with the integrity, character, sanctity, and spirit of this Gadol BaTorah. Meticulously researched, compiled with great care, and beautifully written by one of Rav Aharon's talmidim - an eminent Talmid Chacham - this volume reads like a fascinating book, yet it is a sefer from which you will come away awed, uplifted, and inspired.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
1
CHAPTER ONE TORAH DISSEMINATION IN Two WORLDS
9
CHAPTER Two THE DOMINANCE OF TORAH IN COMMUNAL LIFE
23
His LOVE His CONCERN His KINDNESS
50
CHAPTER FOUR SELECTED BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
61
CHAPTER FIVE GADLUS BATORAH THE SHIURIM
92
CHAPTER Six GADLUS BATORAH ON DAAS TORAH
117
PART III
145
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN THE LAKEWOOD KEHILLA
285
Clarity of Purpose
291
CHAPTER TWENTY ONE A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS AND A HOLY NATION
297
CHAPTER TWENTY Two His ESTEEM FOR EVERY JEW His CALL TO BNEI TORAH
312
CHAPTER TWENTY THREE THEY MADE THE MOST OF THEIR PATHS IN LIFE
318
CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR To SUCCEED IN LEARNING CHIZVK PRACTICAL ADVICE
327
CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
347
CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN TRUTH WISDOM AND YIRAS SHOMAYIM
388

CHAPTER EIGHT EMUNAH
151
Al Mnos Laasos MRA Enter its Gates with Awe and Rejoicing MRA The Joys of Torah
164
CHAPTER NINE BITACHON
167
CHAPTER TEN THE ROSH YESHIVA AND TORAH A BOND OF LOVE
177
CHAPTER TWELVE ON A NONMATERIALISTIC LIFESTYLE
192
CHAPTER THIRTEEN THE REBBETZIN
204
CHAPTER FOURTEEN RAV SHNEUR KOTLER
216
LOVE PEACE AND THE BATTLE AGAINST MACHLOKES
227
CHAPTER SIXTEEN THOUGHTFULNESS RESPONSIBILITY AND SEEING GOOD
257
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN THE MASHGIACH RAV NOSON WACHTFOGEL
269
The Guardian of Tzuras HaYeshiva Meeting Up with Silver and Gold A Wise Counselor
282
CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT HAKORAS TOVAH ACKNOWLEDGING THE FAVORS OF MAN
403
CHAPTER TWENTY NINE HAKORAS TOVAH TO THE CREATOR
411
CHAPTER THIRTY ZHIRUS BMOMON ACHEIRIM FINANCIAL INTEGRITY
418
A PANORAMA OF GREATNESS
425
CHAPTER THIRTY Two How DID HE Do IT?
472
CHAPTER THIRTY THREE SELF CRITICISM ITS ATZLUS
488
CHAPTER THIRTY FOUR A BALANCE
505
CHAPTER THIRTY Six AN INNER GLOW His INFLUENCE
529
How to Teach Torah MRA
539
How to Approach the Study of Torah I Yitzchok and Yishmoel I Esov and The Brochos Yaakov
552
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