The Secret of Chabad - Inside the World’s Most Successful Jewish Movement
At the mid-20th century the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson set his sights on creating a worldwide Jewish renaissance. Today his 4,000 Shluchim-emissaries are everywhere.
How was an army of Rabbis and Rebbitzens trained and encouraged to move to the four corners of the earth to fulfill the Rebbe’s mission, reaching everyone, one person at a time?
How could they live so far from friends and family while dedicating their lives to Jewish destiny and the welfare of others? How could they remain true to their ideals, raise families outside their familiar community, while at times risking their own safety and security?
Few understood the immense scope of the Rebbe’s vision. Those who did thought the goal difficult, if not impossible to attain. Now in The Secret of Chabad, for the first time, an insider takes us deep within Chabad revealing the secrets of how it was done.
Considered one of the most influential movements in modern Judaism, writers have speculated for decades about the unparalleled success of Chabad Lubavitch. In The Secret of Chabad, Rabbi David Eliezrie depicts the events, philosophies, and personalities that have made Chabad Lubavitch a worldwide phenomenon. From his unique style – weaving together narrative and fact, history and philosophical insight, interviews with shluchim and Chabad leaders from across the globe, and personal recollection – emerges a world rich in tradition and the enormous love for fellow Jews that is embodied by the shluchim. In this book, Rabbi Eliezrie combines the insider’s perspective of a long-time Chabad shaliach with the storytelling flair of a prolific writer.