Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Does Anyone Out There Have a Recording of Rav Eliyahu Dessler???

Last night, Neil at Modern Uberdox posted a request for information on recordings of Rav Eliyahu Dessler speaking.

We were talking about this the other day and he came up with the idea of posting this request. As he said, it is said that some of his shiurim were recorded, though it was a bit controversial to put a tape recorder in the Beis Medresh in those days, especially in Bnei Brak. If anyone knows of anyone with any of these shiurim recorded in any format, please let me or Neil know! I'm sure we can find someone to convert them from whatever the format is, into a digital format that we can post online. It would be a great metziah for klal Yisroel to actually be able to hear Rav Dessler's actual voice.

So if anyone knows of any recordings that exist of Rav Dessler speaking, please e-mail either myself (dixieyid(at)gmail.com) or Neil at neilsharris(at)gmail.com.

-Dixie Yid

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Neil Harris said...

Thanks, Dixie Yid!!

Anonymous said...

Conceivably, something was taped at a large public gathering outside the Beis Medrash.

Chana said...

I live in Cleveland Heights, OH where, the son of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, z"l, whose name is Rav Nachum Zev (who is in his 90s) lives together with several of the Michtav M'Eliyahu's grandchildren (they are involved in the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland). The family has lots of seforim and other things from their grandfather/father. Send me an email and I will get you in touch with them.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I was also going to suggest getting in touch with the Desslers in Cleveland. In addition to being family, one of the grandsons is also a collector of historical letters, Judaica, and is most likely to have information.

DixieYid (يهودي جنوبي) said...

Thank you Akiva, Bob and Yehudis!

I have passed this information on to Neil Harris and Neil is contacting the folks in Cleaveland. IY"H, I'll make a follow up post or comment with any new information.

-Dixie Yid