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The Rebbe, From A Personal Angle

As the 20th anniversary of Menachem Schneerson’s death nears, two new books stop short of offering a reappraisal of his legacy.

06/05/2014
Special To The Jewish Week
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Calling someone “larger than life” risks raising that person from the realm of the human to that of myth. Yet that epithet may be an understatement for someone as personally charismatic and globally influential as Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the seventh leader of the Lubavitch (or Chabad) chasidic movement. 

the Lubavitcher Rebbe continues to wield a strong influence on the Jewish community, two decades after his death.

Across The Great Divide

09/03/2008
Associate Editor
In a synagogue library in northern Westchester, a dozen senior citizens sit around a long table discussing current events. In a temple conference room on the Upper West Side, a young family talks about the tensions raised by a child’s serious illness. In the meeting room of a Long Island JCC, a group of recent widows share photographs and memories of their late husbands.
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