Known by his title, "the Gerer Rebbe," and by the names of his Torah and Talmud commentaries (both called Sfas Emes, "the language of truth") Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Leib Alter (1847-1905) earned a reputation as an extraordinary personality within and outside of the Hasidic world. Through his gentle, sensitive personality and his brilliant writings, the Sfas Emes made an impact on the Jewish world that has not only continued until today, but can even be said to be growing. While the Sfas Emes is surely one of the most beloved Jewish leaders in recent centuries, he is also one of the few traditional rabbinic leaders to have inspired a significant and growing number of admirers and students from outside of traditional circles. In this volume, Moshe A. Braun, the author of several books that bring the wisdom of the sages to contemporary readers, describes the life of the Sfas Emes, and has translated many profound and uplifting examples from the works of the great Hasidic Rebbe.
by Moshe A. Braun
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