Endorsement of Nefesh HaTzimtzum

Rabbi Hershel Schachter, Rosh Yeshiva of Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University.

Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Translation of Rabbi Hershel Schachter’s Endorsement

I have reviewed a significant part of the book of the dear Avrech, R. Avinoam Fraenkel. I very much enjoyed his style of writing, the revealing of the intention of the Gaon, Rabbi Chaim [Volozhin], in his book, Nefesh HaChaim, as well as the listing of all the sources for every expression and reference in that holy book. I am certain that the publication of this book will cause the “lips of that Gaon and Tzaddik to move in the grave” [Sanhedrin 90b], as the Avrech mentioned above will “expand its boundaries with students” [Berachot 16b], since many will now begin to properly study this holy book.

Tzvi (Hershel) Schachter

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