The Builders

The rebirth of the Torah world from a post-war nadir to produce today’s booming Orthodoxy is one of the great miracles of Jewish history – and the work of a mere handful of great leaders. Amid many great Torah leaders, these gedolim stand out for their outsize impact. They not only created yeshivas and replanted dynasties on new soil, but built movements, which in turn created vast sections of the vibrant Torah world we have today.

The Builders: The Gedolim Who Created Movements and Shaped Our World With Gedalia Guttentag & Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Galinsky

Gedalia Guttentag

Gedalia Guttentag is a deputy editor at Mishpacha. He studied for more than a decade in the Mir yeshiva, and is active in Jewish education.


Rav Ephraim GalinksyRabbi Ephraim Zalman Galinsky- an alumnus of Yeshivas Chevron of Yerushalayim and a musmach of Yeshivas Hagriz Bengis has been involved in Harbatzas Torah in Yeshivos for many years, is currently a maggid shiur at Yeshivas Ohr Dovid and its Posek, as well as the coordinator of the Rabbinic Board of Mishpacha. He has authored and edited many halachic works, in particular those relating to Hilchos Shabbos, Hilchos Shemittah and Monetary Halachic law –Choshen Mishpat , among them “Right on the Money”-Discussions In Contemporary Monetary Halachah. 


Listen on:
November 22, 2023

From Manchuria to Minsk, how Gedolim sent Jewish soldiers off to war

March 12, 2023

Part 1: Restoring the Crown: Shas and Sephardi Pride

Part 2: “Maran”: The rise of a Halachic Revolutionary

December 20, 2022

Part 1: Pre-war Europe’s Youngest Rosh Yeshiva
Who built Rav Aharon, and how can we define the empire that Rav Aharon built?

Part 2: Transplanting Torah to America
How did Rav Aharon build this incredible Ir Torah from a summer zeman of 14 “bench squeezers”?