By Faith Alone: The Story of Rabbi Yehuda Amital, by Elyashiv Reichner, is the biography of R’ Yehuda Amital zt’l (1924 – 2010). R’ Amital was raised in pre-Holocaust Hungary, and in his youth, he was immersed in yeshiva study. At the age of 19, he was deported to a Nazi labor camp, and ultimately, he was the sole member of his family to survive the Holocaust. He immigrated to then-Palestine in 1944, and learned in Yeshivas Chevron for the next several years. He subsequently joined the IDF and fought in the 1948 War of Independence.
In 1968, he co-founded Yeshivat Har Etzion, alongside Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, zt’l, which they built into a world-renowned center of Torah learning.
This book – powerful, inspiring, hopeful and empowering – is his story. Full of hope and faith, courage and triumph, Torah insights and lessons, it is a worthy addition to any library, heart and home.