Birkon Mesorat HaRav, a new hard-cover book underwritten by Sandra (Wintman) Welkes ’68 and Kenny Wintman ’74 in memory of their parents, Abe and Sylvia Wintman, z”l, has been published by the Orthodox Union and Koren Publishers.
The birkon features a running commentary of the thought of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, zt”l, compiled by Maimonides parent Rabbi David Hellman of Young Israel of Brookline.
Mr. and Mrs. Wintman and their children for decades enjoyed a personal relationship with Rabbi Soloveitchik. Details are included in a special two-page introduction entitled, “The Wintman Family and the Rav: A Unique Relationship.” Mr. and Mrs. Wintman were dedicated Maimonides volunteers and were honored by the school in 1989.
Also in the birkon are also sections of halachic explanations and the Rav’s personal practices, compiled in consultation with those who knew the Rav firsthand; and essays on the Rav’s conceptual understanding of Birkat HaMazon, Zimmun and Kiddush.
The birkon may be purchased in Jewish book stores or through www.oupress.org.