Gluskin Family History by Yosef Serebryanski, David B. Levy

Gluskin Family History by Yosef Serebryanski, David B. Levy

This unique genealogical research jointly authored by Rabbi Yosef Serebranski and David B Levy sheds light on Eastern European Jewish history, Hasidic dynasties, and modern Zionism. It draws on primary archival sources including oral interviews, memoirs, photos, poems, works of art, maps, hespedim, synagogue pinkasim, demographic statistics, state records, and scholarly secondary sources such as those by Dr. Hillel Zeitilin and Dr. S. Lieberman. The study draws on documents in multiple languages. The testimony is peppered with primary sources including interviews and many secondary sources in languages such as Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, French, German. The project is the summary of over two decades of research visiting family in Israel, Russia, Australia and other countries as well as consulting archives and libraries across the globe.

Year first published: 2019

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4 Responses

  1. This is a fascinating work that really opens up a window in understanding Orthodox life in Eastern Europe during the 19th and early decades of the 20th Century .This was a time of great change in the Jewish world as the traditionalist societies of Poland and Lithuania had to grapple with the challenges of haskala ,reform ,secular zionism ,socialism,czarist repression and eventually communism . There were also the internal conflicts between chassidim and misnagdim ,mainstream yeshiva and mussar . Rabbi Menachem Gluskin ,a scion of Chabad , was the son in law of Rabbi Eliezer Rabinowitch av bet din of minsk who in turn was the son in law of Rav Yeruchum Eliyahu Pearlman the Minsker Gadol. Thus a unique relationship of respect existed in this family that incorporated a Hasid (Rav Menachem) among litvish lomdish Talmudic scholars stemming from the streams of the Netziv and the GRA. .The examination of the life and times of this great tzadik and talmid chacham is not only inspirational but sheds light on a crucial part of Jewish history .Dr. Levy and Rabbi Serebryanski are to be highly commended for this informative ,interesting labor of love .

  2. Joseph Silver says:

    An amazing book filed with details that takes the reader through a journey of Jewish thought and life over a few centuries.

  3. Rabbi Dr. Moshe P. Weisblum says:

    I highly recommend this book. The authors definitely represent our Jewish history as some of the most profound Jewish thinkers in our lifetime. It is excellently written; simplifying complex ideas lucidly, and easy to digest. It is enlightening and enriched with valuable knowledge.

  4. Rabbi Dr moshe Weisblum says:

    wonderful research

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