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R. Yitzchak Meir Alter of Ger

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1994
On 18 Adar (March 1) a terrorist opened machine-gun fire on a van filled with Chabad yeshiva students as it began to cross the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, critically wounding two young men and injuring two others. The killer had wished to fire at the ...
“Rebbe, I can prove that the Torah is false . . . I have broken every available precept for decades now, and I have a wonderful life, blessed with financial success, good health and a happy family . . .”
1866
Chassidic Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Altar (1799-1866), author of Chiddushei Harim (a commentary on the Talmud and Shulchan Aruch), was a disciple of the Maggid of Koshnitz and Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa, and the founder of the "Ger" (Gerer) Chassidic dynas...
To everyone, it was an impossible dream. But not for Reb Yekel.
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