I think I can confidently speak for thousands of Jews who were not zocheh to a Torah chinuch but who now learn Gemara, Mishnayos, halachos, the parashah, etc., in saying that Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz, z”l, was our Rebbi. Accordingly, I did tear kriah on learning of his petirah and consider myself one of his aveilim.
When I was young, I longed to return to the Torah that had been abandoned by my family, but the original texts were beyond me, and I found the available translations so unclear as to be unusable. The work of ArtScroll, founded by Rabbi Zlotowitz, was indispensable in helping me to accomplish a successful journey. ArtScroll has been more successful than any kiruv organization in bringing me to authentic Yiddishkeit.
Aharon Tuvia Gladstone