Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rav Nosson Tzvi, A Gadol from Our Times

B"H there are a lot of books of Gedolim or great people, but most of them aren't written by the person's mother and student. Rav Nosson Tzvi was written by Sara Finkel and R' Yehuda Heimowitz. When a mother writes something, you know that it is true.  

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

Just my personal opinion, but I think it would be nice to see a Gadol more in his youth on these covers.
This cover also features the UV technique in which the picture stands off the cover. 

Some Details I Liked:

The fact that Mrs. Finkel was able to explain various points of R' Nosson Tzvi's upbringing and how he got to where he got. To read how middos are innate and then developed is incredible
I also enjoyed the Mir history. 

Who This Book is For:

I would say this a great for anyone who wants to gain an appreciation of frum people, yeshivos and learning as an occupation. 

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

I really feel that anyone can enjoy this book.

In Conclusion:  

Every Gadol is unique, but R' Nosson Tzvi's story is particularly inspiring.