HaRav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz focused his brilliant mind and sparkling personality, on one goal: teaching Torah.
More hazardous to our people's vitality than any outside threat, he believed, is the danger of ignorance within.
Only Torah knowledge can guarantee our future.
This account, told primarily in his own words, is as close to autobiography as a biography can be.
He transferred what he had learned from great scholars and schools in Europe to the United States, where he adapted modern culture to serve Torah. Marrying Basya Preil, they created a kehillah in Elizabeth, New Jersey, caring for everyone in the classic Jewish way.
To present their rich inheritance to all Jews he founded schools, and pioneered in teaching Talmud on the radio, records and audiotapes.
The Elizabeth community became his partner in turning its Jewish Educational Center into a force for learning, loving and living Torah across the globe.
From the 1960's to the 1980's he made twenty-two trips to the USSR to sustain the three million Jews imprisoned there. He never spoke about what he did.
Here, through interviews with the heroes who worked with him, is the first account of how they preserved the Jewish past and built the Jewish future.
"The Torah speaks the language of tomorrow," he said; current events reveal new meanings.
Take from Rav Teitz hints on how to study the Torah yourself and claim your legacy.