Description: "The Rema: The Story of Rabbi Moshe Isserles" is an eloquent testament to one of the greatest gedolim in the last thousand years of Jewish history, the courageous pioneer codifier whose work remains one of the foundations of the edifice of Halachah. Set against the backdrop of the Poland during the sixteenth century, a veritable Golden Age for the Jews, this biography tells a gripping story of visionary wisdom and uncompromising devotion to the Torah. And it is, indeed, a magnificent story, dominated by a glowing portrait of the Rema as he strives successfully to reach the greatness for which he is destined. This is a book filled with many illuminating glimpses and anecdotes from the life of the Rema, and the author has artfully divided these into two groups, stories drawn from impeccable sources which were integrated into the biography itself and popular but less authoritative stories which appear under the heading "Stories They Told." With its vivid and colorful representation of a bygone era, "The Rema" is a moving and unforgettable record of a true Torah giant whose life and work continues to enrich all of us this very day.
By Yaakov Dovid Shulman
(190 Pages)Ages 8-11, 12+ Publisher: C. I. S., 1991
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