Mention Izhbitz and many people will know about the Mei Hashiloach, and that it was a controversial work by Rabbi Mordechai Yosef Leiner, the first rebbe of Izhbitz. More than that, they likely do not know. Moreover, that is a shame given the brilliance that emanated from the house of Izhbitz.
In “Pathways to the Heart: Opening the Teachings of the House of Izhbitz” (Kodesh Press), Rabbi Reuven Boshnack has captured numerous insights from the house of Izhbitz. He culls some of the more penetrating insights from the first five rebbes of Izhbitz and ties them into the weekly parsha.
The insights here are both profound and subtle. Each chapter closes with practical advice, and what the message is in the Izhbitzer tradition. Boshnack is a student of Rabbi Moshe Weinberger, who also quotes often from Izhbitz, and you can almost hear his voice in the pages of this most insightful work.