Torah Vodaas Haggadah
By: Tsemach Glenn
This unique sefer is a compilation of the divrei Torah of seven prominent Roshei Yeshiva who collectively led Yeshiva Torah Vodaas for nearly a century. A perfect complement to the Seder, this work includes, in addition to the Roshei Yeshiva's divrei Torah, the Pesach minhagim of these legendary figures, as well as biographical sketches of their lives. Beautifully laid out in a most aesthetically pleasing way, the Haggadah is a delight for the eyes as it is for the mind and heart. The author managed to capture the essence of each one of these Roshei Yeshiva: the measured logic of Rav Shlomo Heiman; the Chassidic insights of Rav Gedaliah Schorr; the truthful and novel elucidation of Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky; the mussar of Shanghai and the "Mir element" of Rav Reuvain Fain; the fiery passion of Rav Simcha Sheps; the eloquence and eidelkeit of Rav Avrohom Pam; and the halachic brilliance of Rav Elazar Kahanow, zichronam livrachah. There is no doubt that this Haggadah has something for every reader, no matter who he or she may be. From Kaddesh through Nirtzah, readers of the Torah Vodaas Haggadah well be able to envisage these masters of Torah and mussar imparting to them the emunah and ahavas haTorah that they possessed. Indeed, a Torah Vodaas talmid learning from this Haggadah will be transported back to the shiurim of his great rabbeim. Others, no doubt, will be drawn to these gedolim of yesteryear, and will feel an immediate connection with them. Either way, The Torah Vodaas Haggadah will surely give you a Pesach experience to be long remembered.