The Rabbi of 84th Street: The Extraordinary Life of Haskel Besser

The Rabbi of 84th Street

“He has spent his life studying and learning so that he might someday understand why, while  all people on earth are given the gift of life, he received that precious inheritance not once, but twice.”

Always wearing an easy smile, Hasidic Rabbi Haskel Besser spreads both wisdom and joy wherever he goes, enriching the lives of his many friends with his profound understanding of both Judaism and human nature.

With warmth and admiration, journalist Warren Kozak writes about the Rabbi’s extraordinary life–a rare window into the normally closed world of Hasidic Jews, The Rabbi of 84th Street is also the story of Judaism in the twentieth century; of the importance of traditions; and of the triumph of faith, kindness, and spirit.