One of the most unique educational methodologies of character perfection in recent history, was the Talmud Torah of Kelm. With it’s emphasis on orderliness, clarity and an intense pursuit towards perfection, Kelm became a legend in its own time. While it may be difficult to summarize the philosophy of Kelm, relating some anecdotes can be a fascinating journey into the inner world of Kelm. These stories are interesting, some of them entertaining, and all of them offer penetrating insight into the lives of those who were part of the world of Kelm. In honor of the yahrtzeit of one of the greatest products of the Kelm Yeshiva – Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler (1892-1953) – here is a collection stories about this storied institution.

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