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Learning to Live

An Unforgettable Spiritual Portrait of the Posek HaDor

by Rav Tzvi Weissfish

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So much more than a biography, Learning to Live draws you into the holy life and treasured teachings of Maran Harav Elyashiv, zt”l as no other title can. With over 650 soul-stirring pages of firsthand accounts, profound insights, powerful messages, hanhagos, anecdotes, stories, and life lessons, this is truly a sefer kodesh to savor and cherish.

For over 30 years, the author, Harav Tzvi Weissfish, basked in the presence of Harav Eliyashiv, keeping a meticulous journal of all he learned and experienced. Add to that dozens of interviews with immediate family and close talmidim, and what emerges is an unforgettable mussar sefer of breathtaking scope.

Tens of thousands of the Hebrew edition, Gedolah Shimushah, have already motivated and uplifted the lives of readers worldwide, and now this English edition is ready to transform your life as well.

About The Author: Harav Tzvi Weissfish, shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Haran, is the author of the twenty-volume Dibros Tzvi and son-in-law of Harav Hagaon Reuven Fein, zt"l, Rosh Yeshivas Torah Vodaas. When he contemplated founding Mosdos Yeshivas Haran, his great-uncle, Harav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, the Steipler Gaon, zt"l, instructed him, "There is a Yid in Yerushalayim called Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv who lives in Meah Shearim. He is a very great man, a gadol hador; any questions you have - ask him." For the next thirty years Rav Weissfish maintained close contact with Harav Elyashiv, who allotted him a special time each week for consultation. The Yeshivas Haran network, with thousands of students comprising one of the largest mosdos in Eretz Yisrael, was the only institution directed by Harav Elyashiv on a daily basis.


  • ITEM #: 7191
  • ISBN: 978-1-68025-201-9
  • Weight: 2.8190 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 655 pages
  • Published by: Distributed by Feldheim

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  • Inspiration for life

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    • 10/27/15

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    • Cohen Gadol

    I bought this book for my Rav as a gift. He was in Eretz Yirael when the book arrived at my house. It sat on the table for a few days and then one afternoon I picked it up to glance through.

    Well, I couldn't put it down. The words and stories warmed my heart and raised my neshama to a higher level.

  • Couldn't put the book down

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    • 9/16/15

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    • Akeres habayis

    I'm almost 1/2 way through the book and I couldn't put it down. It's timely to start a new year with this book as it gives the right perspective on life per Rav Elyashiv, zt"l. May the gems culled from this book help me navigate through a meaningful 5776.

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