Zalman Sorotzkin was one of the stellar Jewish personalities in pre-war
Poland and post-war Israel. As Rav of Lutzk, head of the Vaad Hayeshivos,
and close confidant of Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzenski, he was at the center of
the struggle to preserve Torah values and foster Torah education - first in
the embattled Jewish life of the pre-Holocaust generation and then in the
formative years of the Jewish state, when the foundations of a Torah society
were being laid.
was one aspect of this multifaceted giant. As the spiritual leader of a
major Jewish community, he was a Torah scholar of world stature. And as an
international Jewish leader, who sought ideas and policies not in popular
trends but in the timeless wisdom of the Torah, he became renowned for his
insights into the Scriptures. Weaving the richness of his life experience
with his profound knowledge of the Talmud, Midrash,
and Codes, he was able to show how the verses of the Torah provided guidance
and insight for every situation.
Oznaim LaTorah was his masterpiece. Into it he poured his massive intellect and wealth of accomplishment.
The above graphic includes photographs that were provided by VERAfilm archives.