Perspectives on Faith, Halachah, and Leadership during the Holocaust. From amidst the unspeakable ravages of the Holocaust emerges this breathtaking book--a wellspring of faith, perspective, and astonishing testimonies of witnesses. In these two meticulously researched and heart-stirring volumes lies the unbroken spirit of the millions of Jews who willingly and lovingly sacrificed their lives while sanctifying Hashem's Name at the murderous hands of the Nazis. Halachic questions asked of rabbonim of the era give piercing insight into the darkest moments experienced by our brethren--and the blinding light of faith to which they clung even when faced with horrific challenges. Astounding in its scope, this work also examines the post-war era, opening a window upon the stark and brutal realities of those who survived and their supreme struggles to rebuild their lives. It is simply impossible to describe the vast depth and detail of this monumental work; even a peripheral reading will reveal its importance and the precious lessons it contains. Rich with historical documentation--some of it presented here for the first time--these volumes are truly eye-opening. Covers a broad spectrum of topics: individual and communal prayer, the role of rabbis at the time, halachic and moral issues which arose including dilemmas concerning rescuing people, hidden children, marriage, and agunot. Special attention is given in this work to the survivors' lives after liberation and the material, emotional, and spiritual problems that they faced.
2 Volume Set.
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