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The Gadol Hador

An Inside Glimpse of Maran HaGaon HaRav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, zt"l

by Binyomin Kirschner

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Inspiring stories and hanhagos told firsthand by an American-born ben bayis!


Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, zt"l, was a man whose incredible dedication to Torah study established him as a leader of Klak Yisrael and one of the most revered poskim living in our times. Yet, only those privileged to see him up close could experience the full range of his spiritual greatness.

The Gadol Hador is a compilation of true stories about Rav Elyashiv's life, written by Binyomin Kirschner, an American bachur who came to learn in yeshivah in Eretz Yisrael and ended up becoming a ben bayis in Rav Elyashiv's home. With the encouragement of many prominent rabbanim, the author records what he and others close to the rav saw and heard, weaving together an accurate, intimate look into the life of Rav Elyashiv - his daily routine, how he related to others, and the discipline and principles that guided his life. Filled with hundreds of personal full-color photographs, this book highlights not only the Rav's passion for Torah, but also his sterling middos. Here is an inside glimpse of Rav Elyashiv's humility, warmth, pleasantness, and love for every Jew.


  • ITEM #: 7098
  • Dimensions: 6X9
  • ISBN: 978-159826-134-9
  • Weight: 2.1500 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 352 pages
  • Published by: Distributed by Feldheim

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  • hav read the book twice so interesteng and so real

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    • 12/7/14

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    • larry

    outstanding book congrateulations Rabbi Kirschner


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    • 12/2/14

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    • Iaasac

    WOW! Me and my family have been reviewing the lessons portrayed in this book and trying to implement them into our lives. Great for the Shabbos table, the laymen and scholar alike. Rabbanim could even have material for Shabbos Drashas and Shiurim from this Gem. Do yourself and all of those who come in contact with you a favor; buy this book! It won't be regretted!!!

  • Best book of year

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    • 11/30/14

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    • Gitalle

    I am an avid consumer of new Judaic books. Sometimes I can actually be quite critical. This book has it all. You'll be inspired and uplifted, and brought into a different realm- The world of "Real Torah True Leaders". No Fraud. I had continuous chills and was crying while reading the chapter of the departure of soul. The author was privy to be in the room at the time. This book is also inspiring for women as there is a chapter dedicated to the Rebbetzin. The author brings you up close in an intense yet digestible manner. If the author ever reads this I would like to say to you the same last words that you were able to tell your Rebbe Rav Elyashiv -"Thank You". You brought the reader and general public into a special inaccessible (till now) world. Yes, I would recommend buying this book- actually two; one for your friend as well!!!!!

  • Instant Chizuk

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    • 11/12/14

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    • Rob

    This book actually let me re-phrase; this SEFER is unbelievable. I went through it twice already and couldn't put it down. Be careful not to read it close to bedtime because you may find yourself drifting into a different world and pulling an all nighter!!!

  • A Must Buy

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    • 11/7/14

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    • Dudi

    I was privy to buy this book in Eretz Yisroel before it came out in America. WOW! Not a biography but a guide to life and a book that will help one grow leaps and bounds in his/hers avodas Hashem and as a person.

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