We miss him so much.
His warmth. His love. His authentic caring for every talmid; indeed, for every Jew. His ahavas haTorah, his vision, his humility and his extraordinary determination not to let a debilitating illness stop him from teaching — and building — Torah.
Yes, how we miss Rav Nosson Tzvi Finkel zt’l, the beloved Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim. His talmidim throughout the years fondly recall the special atmosphere of Rav Nosson Tzvi’s erev Shabbos shmuessen, when, with his trademark smile and delight in Torah, he would share thoughts on the parashah and personal insights on life.
In Rav Nosson Tzvi Speaks, these shmuessen have been carefully chosen and adapted for print. As we read these beautifully thought-out pieces, we are treated not only to Rav Nosson Tzvi’s chiddushim, but also to those of his rebbeim, Rav Chaim Shmulevitz and Rav Chaim Kamil, zt’l, whose teachings influenced him so greatly.
These are fascinating and insightful essays. More: In these essays Rav Nosson Tzvi shows us how to achieve major levels of ameilus and hasmadah, and lofty levels of bein adam lachaveiro, urging us to seek and achieve greatness.
Rav Nosson Tzvi’s teachings will enrich our everyday lives. And they will help us feel, and, yes, emulate, the achrayus, ahavas Torah and ahavas Yisrael that defined him.