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Reb Yaakov
The life and times of HaGaon Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky.
By Yonason Rosenblum
List Price: $24.99

Hagaon Rav Nosson Kamenetsky presenting the Israel's Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau shlit"a with the recently published biography of his late father, Hagaon Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt"l

Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rosh Yeshiva of the Philadelphia Yeshiva,
HaRav Kamenetsky was accompanied on this visit by his son, HaRav A. Kamenetsky, a ram in Yeshivas Beis Yisroel
....In his acknowledgments in the book, Reinman thanks Rabbi Sholom Kamenetsky and his father, Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, who reviewed material in the book....
"One People, Two Worlds" (Schocken Books, $26) the title of the current book by a Reform rabbi and an Orthodox rabbi exploring the issues that divide them, proved to be all too accurate this month when the Orthodox author, Yosef Reinman — under pressure from religious leaders in his Charedi community — canceled a 17-day, 17-city book tour that was to begin Sunday with co-author Ammiel Hirsch......
Rabbi Shalom Kamenetsky is a full time Professor of Talmud at the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor and Masters of Rabbinic and Talmudic Studies at the esteemed Beth Medrash Govoha Institute for Advanced Learning of Lakewood, New Jersey. Rabbi Kamenetsky majored in Talmudic Jurisprudence. He had considerable exposure in the areas of Religious Education, Jewish Ethics and Philosophy. He is Lecturer of Talmud at the OCP of the University of Pennsylvania and accredited Continuing Legal Education Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New York. Rabbi Shalom Kamenetsky
Rav Sholom Kamenetsky, Rosh Kollel in
> Philadelphia, son of the Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshiva of Philadelphia and
> considered the "heir apparent" to become the Rosh Yeshivah, and of
> course, grandson of Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky (he is also a rebbe of mine
> and a personal friend). (For those who are interested, Rav Sholom is
> considered mainstream "Lakewood".) Rav Sholom told me that it is
> quite clear that the Holocaust was more traumatic. He pointed to the
> fact that subsequent to the Crusades, Jewish life continued in Europe
> while the Holocaust completely wiped out the Jewish communites of
> Eastern Europe. Rav Sholom also suggested that while it may have
> been appropriate for the gedolim to institute something to
> commemorate the Holocaust, only those great rabbanim (Rav Elchanan
> Wasserman comes to *my* mind) who perished could have been metakein
> an appropriate method of commemoration.

Rav Reuven and Rivka Kamenetsky

Rabbi Yitzchak Shurin

Rabbi Shurin is the Rosh Midrasha of Midreshet Rachel v'Chaya College of Jewish Studies for Women and a senior faculty member at Yeshivat Darche Noam/David Shapell College. Rabbi Shurin grew up in New York, and learned at Yeshivat Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin under Rav Yitzchak Hutner, zt"l. After receiving an advanced degree in Guidance and Counseling from Nova University, he moved to Israel in 1977, joining the Kollel and staff of the original Shapell College. A grandson of Reb Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt"l, who was one of the spiritual giants of the previous generation, Rabbi Shurin shares memories of his grandfather, providing his students with unique insights and an outstanding role model. He recognizes the unfamiliarity that many have with Torah Judaism and with his sensitivity to their fears and concerns, he provides them with the connection and bond that many feel they are lacking.

Rabbi Dovid Kamenetsky

Rabbi Kamenetsky has been with the Yeshivat Darche Noam/ David Shapell College since 1990. The son of Hagaon Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky, Rosh Yeshiva of the Philadelphia Yeshiva, Reb Dovid moved to Israel in 1982, where he learned at the Mir, Brisk, and Mishkan HaTorah. A contributing editor to the ArtScroll English-language elucidation and commentary on the Talmud, he currently teaches the mid-level Gemara shiur, emphasizing the necessity to understand the text clearly. With the same clarity of _expression that he exhibits in his writing for ArtScroll, he provides his students with a conceptual understanding of the questions, positions, and arguments embedded in the text of Gemara

by Paysach Freedman
Amalek had a vested interest in attacking the Jewish people, whose very existence proved the existence of God to the world ....
".....Another surprise occurred during my visit to the house of an ultra-Orthodox rabbi named Paysach Freedman (pictured above). He welcomed us very warmly into his home. I observed that this great person has the hope of peace inside his heart. He told us that Judaism has two basic principles: loving God and loving neighbors. That made me feel happy, because those are the principles of my religion, Islam. I think that because there are similarities between the two religions, it will be easier to achieve peace..."
Mahmoud Al-Ashi (Gaza)

Picture credit; Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky.
Dean, Yeshiva of South Shore
Dr. Manfred and Jamie Lehmann Campus
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky is Reb Binyamin's son and Shmuel's older

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