The Rebbe

My Dinner With The Rebbe

What I saw the other night is a genuine love of one’s fellow Jew. Period.

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I had dinner Sunday evening with a group of Chabad rabbis in Brooklyn.

Several thousand of them, actually. Wearing their traditional black suits, black hats and long beards they filled the cavernous Brooklyn Marine Terminal with their ebullient enthusiasm. It was said to be the largest dinner of the year in New York, and I don’t doubt it.

Gary Rosenblatt

Oct. 30: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's 'Rebbe'

The Jewish Week's Gary Rosenblatt interviews Rabbi Telushkin on 'Lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe.'


Who:  Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Gary Rosenblatt and the Rebbe

What:  ‘Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Now: Lessons from the Lubavitcher Rebbe’

Where: Lincoln Square Synagogue; 180 Amsterdam Avenue

When:  7:30 p.m.

Why:  Rabbi Telushkin is the author of New York Times bestseller ‘Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem Mendel Schneerson’

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

Free Book Excerpt from the Rebbe


Free Book Excerpt From The "Rebbe"

The first in a series of free books excerpts from The Jewish Week:

Only human?

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It was a swaying ocean of black-hatted men and yeshiva students, serenading the rebbe with lovely niggunim.

The Year Ahead: The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 20 Years After


Two decades ago, June 12, 1994, after years of messianic crescendo, controversy and genial outreach, the Lubavitcher rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, breathed his last. Like Joe Hill or Elijah, the rebbe became one of those characters that some say never really died, either literally or figuratively. The debate within Chabad over his messianism has become somewhat muted with the years, as the passage of time does its dulling. But one thing is beyond dispute: The rebbe is having one heck of an afterlife.

The late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
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