The Vale of Tears

  • Pages:368
  • Publisher:The Azrieli Foundation
  • Themes:Jewish, hiding, Nazi, WWII, concentration 
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  • Pub Date:10/30/2016
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
Paperback
9781988065106
$14.95 USD
“My tears, like the words of the prayer, fell like fresh dew: pure, delicate, unadulterated, honest words, and pure, delicate, unadulterated, honest tears.”

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.