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Nouri

The story of Isidore Dayan, and the growth of a vibrant community in America


  • SKU

    NOURH
  • Pages

    656
  • Dimensions

    6 x 9
  • Author

    Gliksman, Devorah
  • Publisher

    ArtScroll
  • Cover

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English
  • Type

    Biography

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  • The orphan, raised by his grandmother, caught in an unusual custody battle that only a bet din can resolve.

  • The prosperous businessman building up a family and a community on the quiet streets of Bensonhurst, lending money to others so that they can open a business that will compete with his own.

  • The generous philanthropist cleaning up the synagogue he helped to build.

  • The indomitable optimist who pulled himself out of poverty, but who always knew where his success really came from.

 

This is Nouri's story

He was a man of many names: Ezra, Nouri (which, appropriately, means "my light"), Isidore, Izzy. He was a larger-than-life personality, helping to create a larger-than-life community, and it needs a larger-than-life book to tell his story. This is Nouri's book.

Nouri: The Story of Isidore Dayan, and the growth of a vibrant community in America focuses on one of the most intriguing personalities of the modern Jewish world. The tale spans almost a century, includes two World Wars, and features a panoramic background ranging from Baghdad and Damascus to Brooklyn, from Czechoslovakia to Baltimore to tiny Vineland, New Jersey.

In the pages of this biography-that-reads-like-a-novel, you will meet famed gedolim: Hacham Murad, Nouri's mentor and eventually his father-in-law; Rav Avraham Kalmanowitz, the Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva, whose efforts and care for Klal Yisrael included the Sephardim of America; and Rav Yitzchok Hutner, who, together with Nouri's daughter and son-in-law, underwent a harrowing terrorist plane hijacking.

You will meet men who create businesses built on generosity and adherence to Jewish values; Sephardic grandmothers filled with the unyielding strength of simple devotion; and a new generation of young Sephardim determined to reach - and teach - higher levels of Torah learning. And, of course, you will meet Nouri, the quiet, unassuming, and friendly man who became a legend in his community.

The young, poor orphan becomes a wealthy businessman: it's almost a cliche. But in Nouri's story there are no cliches. There are only remarkable instances of Divine Providence, self-sacrifice, devotion, and an almost extraordinary level of chesed and caring - a true life odyssey that reads like a novel.

  • SKU

    NOURH
  • Pages

    656
  • Dimensions

    6 x 9
  • Author

    Gliksman, Devorah
  • Publisher

    ArtScroll
  • Cover

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English
  • Type

    Biography

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