A picture is worth a thousand words.
For many years, the name Tsemach Glenn, a noted Askan involved in a myriad of Chessed and Klal projects, has mainly been associated with providing pictures of Gedolim and photographs of current events. Several years ago, Tsemach utilized some of his multiple talents to provide the public with a written treasure trove of Divrei Torah with the release of The Torah Vodaas Haggadah, Volume I for Pesach 5771 (2011). This Sefer granted insight into an unseen part of the lives of some of its foremost leaders. With the publication of The Torah Vodaas Hagaddah, Volume I, Talmidim and admirers of the Roshei Yeshiva of “The Mesivta” were afforded a window into the Torah, Minhagim and lives of these great leaders as they led their own Sedorim and spent Pesach with their families.
The clamor for a sequel began immediately, and Tsemach responded by compiling The Torah Vodaas Hagaddah, Volume II, recently released in time for Pesach 5775 (2015). This second volume of The Torah Vodaas Hagaddah presents a wide array of the yeshiva’s history, which is a virtual chronicle of the odyssey of Torah Jewry in America for the past century. It incorporates the works and words of Roshei Yeshiva who span the near century of the yeshiva’s existence. Beginning with articles written by Rav Shraga Feivil Mendlowitz zt”l for the Orthodox press in the early part of the last century, all the way to the contemporary Roshei Yeshiva, the Divrei Torah are a microcosm of what Torah Vodaas stands for: building and bringing Torah to Klal Yisroel.
Experience the Gaonus of the Chavrusa of the Chazon Ish, the Amkus of Toras Volozhin, the Kedusha of Radin, the Gadlus HaAdam of Slabodka and the Mussar of Mir. Certainly, the words of Rav Shraga Feivil along with the hartzigeh ideas of his closest Talmid will stir fond memories and awaken connection to Yeshiva Torah Vodaas. The insights of the Mashgiach shlit”a and the Rosh Yeshiva shlit”a will uplift you and enhance the upcoming Yom Tov in immeasurable ways.
Taste once again the panorama of Torah Vodaas, and you will be transported to the rarified world inhabited by these great Gedolim. This ‘Ta’am’ will remain with you long after you put the Haggadah away with your Ka’arah.