Marienbad & Beyond Paperback – March 20, 2020
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- Publisher : David Leitner (March 20, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 536 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1527259447
- ISBN-13 : 978-1527259447
- Item Weight : 1.8 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 1.21 x 9.21 inches
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One could praise the book for its beautiful layout and considerable scholarship and hard work that has gone in to producing it. The description of visits of Gedolei Yisroel to Marienbad and their photographs, many of which I have never seen before, and the previously unpublished letters of Rav Aaron of Belz provides a fascinating window into a vanished area. Equally fascinating is the brief history of Manchester Jewry.
However, I believe, what must stand out are the most remarkable biographies of two heroes of the book, Reb Chaim and Mrs Hinda Leitner. I find it amazing that two individuals, brought up in orthodox environments in mainland Europe, successfully re-established their lives twice when they were already comparatively advanced in years, first in Chile and then in England. How does one learn a complete new foreign language, acclimatize oneself to the surroundings, successfully educate one's children and at the same time earn a living? (All twice) ....
Chaim Aron Ullman