Insights, stories, and teachings from the treasure-trove of maggid Harav Yaakov Galinsky, zt"l
For decades, Rav Yaakov Galinsky fulfilled the directive of the Steipler, Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, zt"l, whom he knew in the Novardok yeshivah in Bialystok. "Reb Yaakov, the Steipler advised, "zolst zogen un zogen un zogen. You need to speak and speak and speak."
Rav Galinsky delivered thousands of drashosin the halls of yeshivos and batei midrash, and before huge audiences, both religious and nonreligious. He is responsible for bringing many, many people closer to Hashem. Now these drashos are accessible in print to the English-speaking audience.
In this volume, Rav Galinsky goes through each viduy confession, one by one, and through his stories and lessons from the Torah and Chazal, he explains how each one applies to us. Besides his insightful explanations of the vidui, here you will find stories and lessons on the mitzvos of Yom Kippur itself, on the order of the service in the tefillah, on sefer Yonah and Ne'ilah, as well as derashos on Sukkos, the arba'ah minim, the simchas beis hasho'eivah, the ushpizin, Hoshana Rabbah, and Simchas Torah.
With his unique, penetrating style - with stories and parables, life lessons and maxims, pesukim and ma'amarei Chazal - he topples the defensive walls we've built around ourselves. He shows us who we are, and who we could be, if we only allow it.