Rabbi Dovid Hofstedter
Rabbi Dovid Trenk seemed to walk in a little cloud of simchah, energy and life, lifting spirits and souls as he walked. But reaching that lofty level took a lifetime of work, from a childhood in Boro Park, a community still discovering its own identity, to his first job teaching the boys no one else would have.
That's where he made his mark, driven by an unshakable belief in the power of a neshamah. The special way he looked at people -- seeing the greatness in them before they ever saw it themselves -- taught them to see the brilliance and splendor of their own neshamos.
This book will bring you into the exuberant world of Rabbi Trenk: He was a respected talmid chacham, a wise guide and master listener, but most of all, he was a builder of people. This work shows us the magic that lies inside - students, children, spouses and ourselves, bursting with stories that will allow you to hear the laughter, see the tears, and share the triumph of the human spirit.
Meticulously researched, masterfully told, each delightful story will feel like a new gift- and the whole book, a guide on how to really start living, with joy, confidence and simple faith.
Rav Moshe Braverman