Rabbi Asher Schwab is a grandson of Harav Mordechai Schwab, zt”l. For over two decades, through his publications and lectures, Rabbi Schwab has dedicated himself to disseminating his grandfather’s mussar and that of his grandfather’s famous teachers, the Gedolei Yisrael of the pre- Holocaust European Torah world. Over twenty years ago, Rabbi Schwab published the original three- volume set of his grandfather’s shmuessen, Maamar Mordechai. Fifteen years later, he reprinted Maamar Mordechai in a one- volume masterpiece that went through an immediate reprinting. At that time, he was inspired to begin the translation of Maamar Mordechai into English to benefit the wider Torah community. This volume results from that effort. Rabbi Schwab serves as Menahel of Yeshiva Degel Hatorah in Monsey, New York.