Screaming From The Rooftops: The Fire of Kotzk


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By Jewish History Soundbites With Yehuda Geberer and Yehuda Geberer. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Few figures can match the excitement, intensity and mystique as expressed in the enigmatic personality of the Kotzker. So much has been written about Rav Menachem Mendel Morgenstern of Kotzk (1788-1859), and yet much remains shrouded in mystery until this very day. A demanding leader and uncompromising in his pursuit for truth, he got disappointed when his Chassidim weren't reaching the high ideals he set for them. His legendary sharp retorts contained the depth of his teachings. At times radical and at times misunderstood, the fire which he lit in Kotzk shines forth and provides warmth till this very day. Subscribe To Our Podcast on: Apple: Google Play: Spotify: Stitcher: Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Jsoundbites You can email Yehuda at

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