13 juillet 1912
An epic journey across borders, The Vale of Tears chronicles close to two years in the life of Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung as he seeks an escape route from Nazi-occupied Europe. In this rare, near day-by-day account, Rabbi Hirschprung illuminates what life was like for an Orthodox rabbi fleeing persecution, finding inspiration and hope in Jewish scripture and psalms as he navigates the darkness of wartime to a safe harbour in Kobe, Japan.
À propos de Pinchas
Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung was born in Dukla, Poland, in 1912. In 1941, he managed to escape Dukla, travelling to Vilna, Lithuania, then Kobe, Japan, and finally to Shanghai, before coming to Canada in 1941 on the last boat to leave Shanghai before Japan attacked Pearl Harbour. He married Alte Chaya Stern on 8 May 1947, and they raised nine children together. A world-renowned Torah and Talmudic scholar, Rabbi Hirschprung became the chief rabbi of Montreal in 1969 and led its Jewish community until his death in 1998.
The Vale of Tears (Traduction française à venir)