When rabbis are turned into saints
Benjamin Brown’s book is the first to examine Rabbi Abraham Isaiah Karelitz, a formative figure in ultra-Orthodox society, in a critical and scholarly light.
Hehazon Ish: Haposek: Hama’amin Vemanhig Hamahapekha Haharedit (The Hazon Ish: Halakhist, Believer and Leader of the Haredi Revolution), by Benjamin Brown
Magnes Press (Hebrew) 951 pages, NIS 128
Rabbi Abraham Isaiah Karelitz, popularly known as the Hazon Ish (meaning “vision of man,” the title of his most well-known book), played a highly significant role in shaping...