Rav Meir Shapiro – A Blaze in the Darkening Gloom
Rav Shapiro lived among his people before, during, and after the First World War, through decades of terror, suffering, and grinding poverty. He became inspired to establish the daf yomi ("daily leaf") - a program of studying the entire Talmud once in seven years, by covering one leaf (two sides of a page) every day. He built and headed his great fortress of Torah, Teshivas Chachmey Lublin. This book contains a wealth of detail from a previously unknown source of Jewish history - a mosaic of incidents and events that builds an unforgettable portrate. Here is the man who became a legend in his lifetime - a legend that has not diminished or faded with the years.