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Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History Hardcover – June 10, 2014
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“Through his clear and unambiguous prose cultivated from many sources, Telushkin recounts how the Rebbe fundamentally transformed notions of human potential, as he believed individuals were capable of much more than we imagine for ourselves... Rebbe will be a staple of rabbinic biography for years to come.” (Huffington Post)
“The subtitle’s claim that Schneerson was the modern world’s most influential Jewish religious leader is proven throughout this highly readable book… Readers are left to draw their own assessment from the wide-ranging portrait… Fascinating.” (Booklist (starred review))
“A vivid, panoramic view of Rabbi Schneerson-in each of his many roles as dynamic spiritual leader, inspiring teacher, and even motivating life coach and management guru… Telushkin’s Rebbe is a man in constant motion, a non-stop whirlwind of faith-driven energy and action possessed of a spiritual calm.” (The Jewish Week)
“An admiring but honest look at Schneerson and his legacy… What stands out is Schneerson’s engagement with the principles by which he managed to wield a considerable influence upon the American cultural scene and the Jewish world… An engaging account.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Well-qualified to write about his subject, [Telushkin] draws on Schneerson’s public statements as well as his voluminous correspondence and his thousands of private audiences, with his followers and others, both Jewish and non-Jewish. An approachable and admiring introduction appropriate for readers interested in modern Jewish thought.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“One of the greatest religious biographies ever written. Generations from now, Rebbe will be read by people of every faith.” (Dennis Prager, national talk show host and New York Times bestselling author of Still the Best Hope)
“An iconic figure comes alive in these pages, a man of wisdom and learning, yes, but also of deep personal caring and kindness… An astounding personal biography.” (Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service)
“Whether you are a believer, an admirer or a respectful skeptic, you will learn much from this deep and accessible account of a truly great man by a great writer.” (Alan M. Dershowitz, professor emeritus, Harvard Law School, and author of Taking the Stand)
“Joseph Telushkin’s earthbound study introduces ‘the most influential rabbi in modern history’ by documenting the incremental process through which his influence was acquired… Illuminating.” (Commentary Magazine)
“Telushkin offers a rounded portrait of life in the shadow, or the sunlight, of the Rebbe. We meet dozens of followers and hear their stories, get a feel for the texture of their devotion, for why they loved him… It is worth studying how and why his method worked.” (The Jewish Daily Forward)
“[Rebbe] should be in the personal library of Americans of every faith.” (Front Page Magazine)
“[Rebbe] is an enjoyable book to read, with insights and perspectives as well as details that inform and engage, shedding light on a towering, influential figure.” (Chicago Jewish Star)
“With this book, the Rebbe no longer is incomprehensible. Spend some time getting to know the Rebbe. You’ll be glad you did.” (Jewish Herald Voice)
“Provides a comprehensive history of the Rebbe’s hallmark focus on the individual-from heads of state to the everyman” (JNS)
“To understand why he inspired so many, do yourself a favor and pick up this moving, new biography. You don’t need to be a Jew or even be a religious person to learn from this monumental man.” (New York 1)
“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.” (NY Journal of Books)
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Truly a great book. Could not put it down. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about Judaism and about a man who was a true rabbi-someone that people could and should... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Victor.
I found this to be a very informative book, especially concerning the life of Rebbe, and especially his thinking and actions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danny Danford
The Rebbe was special in many ways. Very wise, very kind and very spiritual too. Once in a while in Jewish history, someone like the Rebbe comes forward to guide us back to where... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Luis Goldschmidt
Best book on the Rebbe because it discusses his ideas. Love this book.Published 2 months ago by Hilary
This is not the book I thought it would be. Rather it was a detailed litany of valuable lessons for life. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew Wohlberg
Very interesting. He was brilliant and biography well written.Published 4 months ago by Paul H. Niloff
‘Rebbe’ written by Joseph Telushkin is book that deals with the life of Menachem M. Schneerson, as the book title says “the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History”, a biography... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Helpful Advice