On His Writings

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The Yahrzeit of Rabbi Gedalia of Linitz zl (d. 1784) is commemorated on the 29th of Kislev. The following praise of his works appeared in Sefer HaHasidut, Meah Tzadikim, Raphael, Yitzchak, 1961, Tel Aviv. (Freely translated by Gabbai Seth Fishman.)

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev on His Writings

When the son of the Rav, the author, (i.e., he, who brings into view the hidden light, renowned elder, religious authority and righteous teacher of our community, the holy congregation of Linitz, may his Rock preserve him), showed these writings, to our teacher the Rav Levi Yitzchak, (ztzvk’l, the holy Rav, the Gaon, the renowned one, luminary of the exile, the religious authority and righteous teacher of the holy congregation of Berditchev, may his Rock  preserve him), Reb Levi Yitzchak said:

“Many people will not be able to discern the intent of the Rav, the author (z’l), because of his profundity. And if after the careful reading of all this, it seems that something was incorrect in its section, in all the cases it will have been justified by the Rav, the author, in another place and he will have suspended the doubt with his explanation, for while his intent might have been stated briefly, containing little, it was so that the words would receive exactly that which the Rav intended to place in them.”

(In the introduction of Reb Yehudah Leib of Linitz on “Yields of Grace”)

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