Monday, July 7, 2008

Inside ArtScroll – Week of July 7 08

Tour Jewish Europe with Rabbi Paysach Krohn - right from the comfort of your own home!

This summer, how about a trip to some of the great Jewish centers of Europe – with no tickets to buy, no jet lag, and no need to pack? Rabbi Paysach Krohn, the celebrated American Maggid, has created virtual touring resources that are so stirring, so complete, and so informative; you’ll feel like you were really there!

Through his unique book,
Traveling with the Maggid, and three sets of CD-Rom videos, you’ll experience Rabbi Krohn’s trips to the historic sites of pre-war Torah life in Europe. The videos feature hours of awe-inspiring touring to such sites as Vilna, Volozhin, Telshe, Baranovitch, Minsk, Mir, Nikolsburg, Pressburg and more. You’ll absorb insightful background on such legendary giants as the Chofetz Chaim, the Tosafos Yom Tov, Reb Noam Elimelech of Lizhensk, Chozeh of Lublin, the Gerrer Dynasty, Rav Meir Shapiro, the Rama, the Bach, the Netziv, Sarah Schenirer, the Alter of Slabodka, Reb Chaim Ozer, Reb Elchonon Wasserman and other great leaders whose legacy still inspires us.

Rabbi Krohn’s book, Traveling with the Maggid, chronicles his journey through Lithuania and Belarus in 2003 with 125 group members, among them Rabbi Shlomo Brevda, Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Chodosh, Rabbi Shmuel Avigdor Feivelson, and Rabbi Avrohom Zelig Krohn. There are over 100 color images highlighting Rabbi Krohn's stirring narrative. Readers will love this pictorial guide through eleven Torah centers.

The three-disc CD-Rom
Catching Sacred Letters preserves the powerful impact of this tour, including many surprising encounters along the way. Eternal Luminaries is a three-disc expedition with Rabbi Krohn to renowned German, Austrian, and European towns & villages of past Torah giants. From Majestic Peaks to a Valley of Tears, also three discs, takes you on an unforgettable exploration of Jewish Poland.

Rising fuel costs are curtailing trips for many, but you can still enjoy exciting Jewish travels this summer. With the book, the CD-Rom’s and your computer, you can spend many evenings discovering the greatness and grandeur of the Torah world of yesteryear.

It’s been said “we can’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been”. Through his one-of-a-kind book and CD-Rom’s, Rabbi Krohn has opened up a remarkable portal in time and space to enrich your personal journey into the Jewish future.

Note: This Chanukah, ArtScroll plans to publish Rabbi Krohn’s next book in his famous Maggid series: In The Spirit Of The Maggid.

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