Thursday, July 5, 2007

Visit Eastern Europe without Leaving Home –

In Traveling with the Maggid, Rabbi Paysach Krohn takes us on a tour of the Torah heritage of Lithuania and Belarus. This is an exquisite volume with over 150 full-color pictures and Rabbi Krohn's moving depictions of great men and their communities. In this unique book, the Maggid escorts us through the great Torah centers of yesteryear. A gentleman who traveled with Rabbi Krohn says “The book is a virtual time machine. It guides us through the eras and places that produced the Vilna Gaon, Reb Chaim Volozhiner, the Chofetz Chaim, the Gerrer Rebbes, Reb Yerucham and many more gedolim. Rabbi Krohn has recaptured the world that still flavors our Jewish existence every single day.” Rabbi Krohn also produced a three-part CD-Rom video documentary of this moving tour, called “Catching Sacred Letters”.