On Rosh Chodesh Adar II, 5758 - March 6, 2008 - a terrorist infiltrated the Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav -Yeshivat Yerushalayim L'Tzeirim (Yashlatz high school) shared campus and killed eight young students of the two yeshivot while injuring dozens more. Throughout Israel and the larger Jewish world people were shocked and horrified. Reaching out to each other over the void of our loss, their friends and classmates discovered that remembering those precious souls by telling and retelling stories of their scholarship and fine midos was a great comfort. They discovered that each of the young men lost in the attack, though still in the bud of first youth, was already a proven tzaddik.
It is now a year since their passing and many of these shared stories, recollections, impressions, along with profound words of Torah written by family members, friends, and teachers have been collected into this precious volume. Princes Among Men is a wellspring of inspiration and a lasting tribute that enables the light of their lives to shine and keep on shining.
- ITEM #: 5047
- ISBN: 978-1-59826-291-9
- Weight: 2.1000 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 309 pages
- Published by: Feldheim
- Editor: 41st Graduating Class of YASHLATZ
- Translated by: Batya Shevach
I will second the first reviewer. This is a book that breaks your heart, but also plants a seed of hope. There is laughter in it as well as grief, because it tells of eight lives that were joyful till the last day. It should be read by everyone, but especially by those who are concerned about today's youth. These eight radiant personalities hy"d, seen through the eyes of parents, teachers, siblings and friends, have much to teach those who remain behind. May their memory inspire young people to continue their unfinished work.
I have read this book and I would like to say that it is nothing short one of the most inspirational and hearfelt works I have ever read. It a truly beautiful and personal masterpiece that keeps you gripped by every word. The heartwrenching letters take you on a journey of eight beautiful lives. Reading this book makes you want ot become a better Jew, a better person. I recommend this book to everyone who wishes to get a taste of Emes.