the soul and restore the spirit of those
who have experienced loss
- Nichum aveilim is an art, and
throughout the generations,
our gedolim have mastered
this Torah-based skill
in ways that have truly
touched and comforted countless grieving souls.
- In Voices of Consolation, Rabbi Doniel Hexter has
compiled 119 letters of tanchumin from gedolei Yisrael
of the recent (and not-so-recent) past. Translated into
English, these letters, which were sent to individuals in
mourning (some of them gedolim in their own right),
are brimming with chizuk and nechamah. They serve as a
Torah perspective on how to deal with loss, and provide
a glimpse into the way our gedolim dealt with their own
- The writers of these letters include the Rambam, Rav
Yonasan Eibschutz, the Netziv, the Chafetz Chaim, the
Imrei Emes of Gur, Rav Eliyahu Dessler, Rav Yitzchak
Hutner, Rav Shach, Rav Moshe Feinstein, the Nesivos
Shalom, Rav Shlomo Wolbe, and many other gedolim.
Most of the letters are supplemented with biographical
information about their author and to whom the note was
penned, thus enabling the reader to connect better with
these words of tanchumin and find true consolation in
Rabbi Doniel Hexter
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