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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Telushkin Narrator: Richard Topol Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780062411174
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The inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world

From a small synagogue In Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the late Rebbe Schneerson impacted the policies of US presidents and politicians, counseled some of our greatest thinkers, and spread his teachings of love and righteousness to the far corners of the world. An ambassador for Jews globally, his role was unprecedented within a fragmented religion, comprised of diverse, often divided sects. Many Jews—especially those involved in Chabad—believed that the Rebbe was the messiah while he was still alive.

Drawn from the Rebbe’s private correspondence, Rebbe is a rich and illuminating portrait of this remarkable man who was a devoted spiritual leader and tireless counselor, controversial advocate for women’s rights and community openness, and an accomplished scholar fluent in dozens of languages. Joseph Telushkin illuminates the Rebbe’s rich private life and chronicles his achievements, from his close bond with his congregants to his influence on presidents, including Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Throughout, Telushkin pays tribute to the Rebbe’s legacy—his teachings of love, education, and respect—which have become engrained in millions of Jews and non-Jews alike.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[An] excellent new biograph[y] of Chabad’s great twentieth-century leader…Mesmerizing.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Through his clear and unambiguous prose cultivated from many sources, Telushkin[’s] …Rebbe will be a staple of rabbinic biography for years to come.”

    Huffington Post

  • Rebbe is that extremely rare thing: a perfect book about a perfect man…The Rebbe touched the lives of millions; through Telushkin’s book, he will touch the lives of many more.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • “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

  • “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

  • “Highly readable…Fascinating.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An admiring but honest look at Schneerson and his legacy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An approachable and admiring introduction appropriate for readers interested in modern Jewish thought.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The fascinating biography of one of the most influential rabbis in modern Jewish history is competently narrated by Rich Topol. He deals smoothly with many foreign languages, primarily Yiddish and Hebrew, sometimes varying his articulation to create subtle characterizations.”


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About the Author

Joseph Telushkin is the author of numerous books, including A Code of Jewish Ethics, Biblical Literacy, and Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know about the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History. His 2014 book Rebbe was a New York Times bestseller. He was named by Talk magazine as one of the fifty best speakers in the United States. His book, Words That Hurt, Words That Heal, became the motivating force behind Senators Joseph Lieberman and Connie Mack’s Senate resolution to establish a National Speak No Evil Day.

About the Narrator

Richard Topol is an actor known for his roles in Lincoln, Mickey Blue Eyes, and Party Girl.