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Biography of man who believed in the potential for salvation of everyone,
This review is from: Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History (Kindle Edition)
‘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 which sometimes seems like a hagiography, but the book certainly worth reading.
Known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe he was well-known Hasidic rabbi who was the last Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch community. As fifth in a paternal line to the third Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe, Schneerson took over this Jewish community in the early 1950s from his father-in-law and lead it until his death 1994.
He became very known person because of his activities over the planet, among others his foundation of number of institutions such as schools, synagogues and kindergartens that were teaching traditional religious practices among the Jewish community. Even during his life, by many of his followers he was seen as kind of saint, Messiah, though Schneerson modestly rejected such glorification.
It must be said is that although ‘Rebbe’ with its more than 600 pages is demanding book, actually it’s easy and interesting to read because of humor and many anecdotes from life of this person who always emphasized the importance of education and believed in the potential for salvation of everyone, not matter how difficult it may sound for some people.
Therefore, this well-made biography about Menachem M. Schneerson, this remarkable man is read that can be recommended.
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Initial post: 25 Jun 2014, 11:29:55 BST
Pauline Roberts says:
Thank you for this informative review. I was wondering how much of an 'easy read' it would be and I think you have answered my question :-)
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