The Pnei Menachem
Rav Pinchos Menachem Alter, the Pnei Menachem, was born to greatness, as the beloved ben zekunim of the Imrei Emes.
He was groomed for greatness, first by his father, then by his brothers, the Gerrer Rebbes, the Bais Yisrael and the Lev Simcha.
And throughout his life, from boyhood through the time he served as the Gerrer Rebbe, Rav Pinchos Menachem achieved greatness: In Torah, in chesed, and in devoted and courageous leadership.
How does one capture a life so full of meaning and achievement? Instead of writing a classic chronological biography, popular author Rabbi Avrohom Birnbaum chose a more unusual format. He shares the Pnei Menachem's rich and eventful life through true stories.
What advice did the Pnei Menachem give to the boy whose shidduch suggestions kept failing? What was the one segulah that Rav Pinchas Menachem would recommend? How did he make certain the orphaned boy wasn’t embarrassed by the gift the Rebbe was giving him? Here are so many stories of humility and compassion and total immersion in Torah and tefillah.
The Pnei Menachem was a master at gently guiding his chassidim and followers to reach higher and achieve more. And that's what this book does as well - inspiring us to be the best we can be.