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From Washington Avenue to Washington Street
From Washington Avenue to Washington Street


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Author: Aaron Rakeffet-Rothkoff
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

Price: $29.95 
Special Price: $28.00
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN 10: 9652295655
ISBN 13: 9789652295651
Catalog Number: g565 / 565-1
Number of Pages: 361
Year Published: 2011


Description:
From Rabbi Aaron Rakeffet, respected Torah scholar, prolific author, and beloved teacher, comes a beautifully written and fascinating scholarly memoir.

Beginning with his childhood on Washington Avenue in the Bronx, he writes candidly of growing up in a post-World War II world where Lithuanian Torah scholars were transplanted to the soil of twentieth-century America, of the ideological clashes between Hasidim, Mitnagdim, and the modern world, and of his personal encounters with dozens of well-known Jewish personalities including his rebbe, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik.

From the world of Yeshiva University, to aliyah to Israel, to becoming a key player in teaching Torah in the refusenik Russian community, Rabbi Rakeffet writes his well-researched memoirs with candor, tremendous insight, and a great deal of
humor. With the cancellation of the security clause, he is able to narrate the fascinating inside story of the covert emissaries sent behind the Iron Curtain.

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