The thought-provoking teachings of Rabbi Yechezkel Levenstein, Mashgiach of Yeshivas Mir and Ponevez By Rabbi Alter Y. Gartenhaus
The talmidim of Rav Yechezkel Levinsteinzt'l, Mashgiachof Yeshivas Mir and Ponevez, knew that they had before them a "living Sefer Torah." By watching theMashgiachlive his life ofemunahand uninterrupted Torah study, and, particularly, by hearing hissichos, the lectures which electrified and inspired them, they could reach for the greatness that their beloved teacher had achieved.
InLegacy of the Mashgiachthose who did not merit to personally learn from Rav Chatzkel can absorb his teachings and get a glimpse of one of the toweringmussarpersonalities of recent years, agadolwhose every action and word, whose very being exudedyiras Hashem.
Legacy of the Mashgiachgives us a chance to "hear" Rav Chatzkel's life-transforming sichos. The thirty-one sichos included in the book were given at many different times and places: in pre-war Lithuania, in Japan and Shanghai, and in Eretz Yisrael. What unites them is Rav Chatzkel's remarkable depth of Torah knowledge, his unyielding faith, and his vivid understanding of Hashem's goodness. Thesesichosare a representation of authentic Torah andmussartradition; reading them links us tightly to the eternal chain ofmesorah.
Legacy of the Mashgiachincludes a biographical portrait of Rav Chatzkel, written by atalmidwho accompanied him through most of the travels of his eventful life. We read of his extraordinary spiritual strength and devotion to the teachings ofmussarand we gain a new perspective on our own everyday cares and concerns.
As we marvel at Rav Chatzkel's life and deeds, as we pore over his profound words, we realize that we have been left a priceless inheritance, a legacy that will last eternally.