One of the most beloved gedolim and leading poskim of our era, Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach was revered by distinguished roshei yeshivah and rabbanim worldwide, and also by ordinary laymen and little children. A leader whose love for every Jew shone through in all of his teachings and practices, Rav Shlomo Zalman enriched all who had the merit to meet him. The original Hebrew version of this new masterpiece was enormously popular, especially in Israel, where so many people knew and revered him.
Reb Shlomo Zalman was born in Jerusalem and almost never left the Holy City. Although the world turned to him with halachic questions and he was the rosh yeshivah of Kol Torah, in his own neighborhood of Shaarei Chessed, he always deferred to the rav of the community. As great as he was in Torah, so was he great in humility.
Now you, too, can become acquainted with this gadol through this outstanding compilation of his insights in the Haggadah and halachic rulings regarding Pesach. A masterful blending of the notes and recollections of Rav Shlomo Zalman’s family and close disciples reveals his customs, halachic rulings and illuminating discussions of Aggadah. An inspirational wellspring of Torah thought, this volume details the rabbi’s approach to the season in law and custom from thirty days before Pesach through the last day of the festival.
Rav Shomo Zalman’s explanations of the Haggadah will not only add depth to your Seder; it will enlighten you long after the Seder is over. And every year, as you reach for this Haggadah, you will experience the freshness of Rav Shlomo Zalman’s Torah life and renew your friendship with him once again.