In Every Generation
by Dovid Yudelevitch
Sixty years before Reb Shmuel Aharon was born, his grandfather, Yaakov Yitzchak Yudelevitch, walked through rain and snow almost the whole way from Lithuania to Eretz Yisrael, leading his two little brothers on a three-year journey. He was ten years old. Once in the Holy Land, Reb Yaakov Yitzchak dedicated his life to Torah and good deeds. He transmitted all his values of sacrifice for Torah, kindness to others, and love of Eretz Yisrael to his son Shabsi, who himself became an outstanding talmid chacham and ba’al chesed in Yerushalayim of old despite tragedy, grinding poverty, and debilitating illness. From Reb Shabsi, the chain of Torah and chesed continued with Rav Shmuel Aharon Yudelevitch, known as a gaon, a tzaddik, and a kadosh to the Jews of Eretz Yisrael. On his own from the tender age of twelve, Rav Shmuel Aharon overcame overwhelming loneliness and hardship as he strove to rise to greater heights in Torah, yiras Shamayim, and avodas Hashem. This Special Youth Edition, featuring larger print and easier vocabulary, allows you a glimpse of Yerushalayim’s Old Yishuv and its famous residents: Rav Shmuel Salant, Rav Yonah Romm, Rav Isser Zalman Meltzer, Reb Aryeh Levin, and others. You will also encounter other fascinating figures who made up the colorful tapestry of Jewish life in eastern Europe, in Old Yaffo, and in Yerushalayim.