Rebbe (book)

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AuthorJoseph Telushkin
Publication date
June 10, 2014

Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History is a biography of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson authored by Joseph Telushkin and published in 2014.

Critical reception[edit]

Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Dara Horn writes that "it will appeal to those curious about the Rebbe's influence on public life, and Mr. Telushkin is particularly strong on the Rebbe's impact on Soviet Jewry, Israel-Diaspora relations and American politics".[1]

"You don't need to be a Jew or even be a religious person to learn from this monumental man." said Bari Weiss of the Wall Street Journal for NY1.[2]

In The Forward Mark Oppenheimer writes, “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.”[3]

Booklist gave a starred review, writing, “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.”[4]