The life of the legendary gaon Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l, spanned much more than just a century of time. Every moment of his life was utilized toward learning and teaching Torah, observing each and every mitzvah in the best way possible, developing his own sterling character, and assisting others with their difficulties. He was -- and remains -- an extraordinary personage and a symbol of our own potential to achieve greatness.
Our generation was blessed with the opportunity to behold one of the greatest American Torah figures in history, Rav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, zt”l.
Transforming himself from a baseballplaying New York youth to a reveredrosh yeshivah among the elite heads of Torah Jewry, he demonstrated by personal example what a person can become when he dedicates himself to pure Torah learning.
Yet, with all of his greatness, he didn’t become aloof; he was always available -- with his trademark smile -- for every Jew who sought hisp’sak, advice or encouragement.
Thanks to his close talmid, Rabbi Shmuel Assayag, Rav Scheinberg’s precious legacy has been preserved with this collection of enriching
anecdotes, advice and piskei halachah. Covering a wide range of topics from guidance on proper conduct in yeshivah, interpersonal relationships
and raising children, to practical rulings on common halachic queries, A Gadol in Our Midst will treat readers to a glimpse into the great personality of this gadol and his balanced approach to halachah and life.
About the author:
Rabbi Shmuel Assayag was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He attended the Yesodei Hatorah cheder and then, for high school, learned in Yeshivas Nachalas Tzvi. Afterwards, when he traveled to Eretz Yisrael, he learned in Yeshivas Shaarei Chaim, located in the Torah Ore building,
and a few years later joined Yeshivas Torah Ore, where he currently learns in kollel. He lives with his family in the Mattersdorf section of Yerushalayim.