Rebbe: The Life And Teachings Of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi In Modern History by Joseph TelushkinRebbe: The Life And Teachings Of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi In Modern History by Joseph Telushkin

Rebbe: The Life And Teachings Of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi In Modern…

byJoseph Telushkin

Paperback | June 14, 2016

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“One of the greatest religious biographies ever written.” – Dennis Prager

In this enlightening biography, Joseph Telushkin offers a captivating portrait of the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, a towering figure who saw beyond conventional boundaries to turn his movement, Chabad-Lubavitch, into one of the most dynamic and widespread organizations ever seen in the Jewish world. At once an incisive work of history and a compendium of Rabbi Schneerson's teachings, Rebbe is the definitive guide to understanding one of the most vital, intriguing figures of the last centuries.

From his modest headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Rebbe advised some of the world's greatest leaders and shaped matters of state and society. Statesmen and artists as diverse as Ronald Reagan, Robert F. Kennedy, Yitzchak Rabin, Menachem Begin, Elie Wiesel, and Bob Dylan span the spectrum of those who sought his counsel.  Rebbe explores Schneerson's overarching philosophies against the backdrop of treacherous history, revealing his clandestine operations to rescue and sustain Jews in the Soviet Union, and his critical role in the expansion of the food stamp program throughout the United States. More broadly, it examines how he became in effect an ambassador for Jews globally, and how he came to be viewed by many as not only a spiritual archetype but a savior. Telushkin also delves deep into the more controversial aspects of the Rebbe's leadership, analyzing his views on modern science and territorial compromise in Israel, and how in the last years of his life, many of his followers believed that he would soon be revealed as the Messiah, a source of contention until this day.

Joseph Telushkin is a rabbi, scholar, and author. His books include A Code of Jewish Ethics, Hillel, Jewish Literacy, and Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History.
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Title:Rebbe: The Life And Teachings Of Menachem M. Schneerson, The Most Influential Rabbi In Modern…Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.34 inPublished:June 14, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ms A consuming, fluid and inspirational read!
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ms A consuming, fluid and inspirational read!
Date published: 2014-09-21

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“Rebbe is that extremely rare thing: a perfect book about a perfect man. [It] brings the great man alive and gives the reader powerful motivation to examine his own life... The Rebbe touched the lives of millions; through Telushkin’s book, he will touch the lives of many more.”