Six Chassidic dynasties, going back to the Baal Shem Tov, converged in the late 19th century Rebbe of Hornosteipel. This legacy, the foundation of his development as a tzaddik, found expression in numerous facets of his highly refined personality and his spiritual achievements. Over a forty-year period, the beloved Reb Mordechai Dov, known to his contemporaries as Reb Motele, earned a golden reputation for his soaring scholarly abilities, passionate love for every Jew and palpable sensitivity to any pain or adversity confronting any Jew.
The Rebbe's great-great-grandson, Rabbi Dr. Twerski, has dedicated his insightful literary talents to the pleasant task of bringing this outstanding gadol hador to the attention of today's reading public. Rabbi Twerski has collected the treasures of his heritage and combined them with family stories handed down through the generations of this renowned dynasty of other famous personages of that era. Photos from Dr. Twerski's private collection even a rare photo of Reb Motele himself are included in this absorbing anecdotal biography.