Midrash Shmuel On the 48 Qualities with Which Torah is Acquired
by: Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Rodkin
Midrash Shmuel is a favored classic of Torah literature on the entire Pirkei Avos, filled with guidance on every facet of spiritual growth. Midrash Shmuel: On the 48 Qualities with Which Torah Is Acquired translates and explains the words of the Midrash Shmuel on the teaching in Pirkei Avos, “Torah is acquired by means of forty-eight qualities.” It contains many unique explanations, often with surprising freshness and insight not found in the standard commentaries.
The English speaker is now invited to join the more than four centuries of Jews who have been enlightened and inspired by the words of the Midrash Shmuel.
“This is an important work. It is written carefully and with much insight. It is worthwhile for any person seeking Hashem to purchase and read this book. With Hashem’s help, it will influence the reader to become more attached to Torah study and to lead a life of good and upright conduct.”
-Rabbi Eliyahu Brudny, shlita Rosh Yeshiva, Mirrer Yeshiva Central Institute, Brooklyn, NY
“The author did an excellent job of explaining the holy words of the Midrash Shmuel. This book is full of wisdom, fear of Heaven, and guidance for perfecting one’s character.”
-Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita Rosh Yeshiva, Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
“The author has merited translating and presenting his explanations and insights with depth and clarity, all in accordance with the teachings of Chazal and Torah sages of the generations. Students and accomplished scholars alike will gain insight and become spiritually aroused from this work.”
-Rabbi Eli Ber Wachtfogel, shlita Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe, South Fallsburg, NY
About the Author:
Rabbi Avrohom Y. Rodkin is originally from Far Rockaway, New York. He is a long-time member of the Pittsburgh Kollel, and served as its Educational Director for nine years, overseeing the Kollel’s programs and daily functioning, and teaching and supervising the yungerleit in their community roles. He has delivered thousands of shiurim on Gemara, halachah and hashkafah to the Pittsburgh community and also founded and led a morning Kollel for retirees for seven years.
He currently teaches high school and middle school at Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh and serves as a rabbinic mentor for families and individuals who seek his guidance. Rabbi Rodkin is a talmid and musmach of Yeshiva Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg, and a talmid of Yeshiva Ohr Hameir of Peekskill, Rav Dovid Soloveitchik, shlita, and other yeshivos. He has published in both Hebrew and English, and this is his third sefer.
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