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Q&A: The Story Behind the Storyteller: Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles
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What do people really want to hear about, and how does he help make that happen in the holy city of Safed?
19th-Century Documents Uncover Origins of the Rebbe’s Hereditary Honor
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Discovery is the result of exhaustive research into the Rebbe’s life, to be chronicled in a book titled “The Rebbe’s Early Years”
An Inspiring Anthology of Lessons From the Rebbe
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Insights culled from Jewish Educational Media’s “My Encounter with the Rebbe” oral history project.
Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Little Stories to Live By
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The wisdom of “Uncle Yossi” Goldstein just released in new work
Maimonides’ Seminal Work Receives New Translation
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New two-volume set of ‘Sefer Hamitzvos’ to ease study for students of all ages
Book Offers Practical Advice from Biblical Narratives
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Rabbi finds everyday advice embedded in the Torah’s verses.
Chabad Founder’s Works Republished 200 Years After His Passing
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New set presents the comprehensive beginnings of Chabad thought
Centennial Study of Famed Chassidic Discourses Continues
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New materials and online classes for monumental 1912 work
South African Rabbi Compiles Popular Columns Into Wide-Reaching Book
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Rabbi Yossy Goldman, one of the best-known rabbis in South Africa and author of one of the most-popular columns on the Judaism website Chabad.org, has compiled his commentaries on the weekly Torah reading into a new book that aims for an audience as varied as the Jewish world.
Author Returns to Scandinavia to Tell of WWII Heroism and Jewish Rebirth
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A Scandinavian expatriate who witnessed the destruction of Europe from the relative safety of Stockholm returns to the city of her youth in a new book exploring the country’s history during World War II and in its aftermath.
Volume on Rashi Studies Opens Door to Rebbe’s Scholasticism
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Scholars for generations have tried to decipher the seemingly simplistic words of Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, the 12th-century commentator known as Rashi whose glosses on the Five Books of Moses have become standard fare for any student of the Torah.
Previously Unknown Episodes Detailed in Memoirs of Rebbe’s Mother
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A team of Brooklyn, N.Y., translators and scholars is moving forward with the release of the memoirs of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, mother of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, digging in to the collection’s storied second volume, a collection of episodic recollections penned in Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew.
As Study of Foundational Code Nears Completion, Hundreds of Thousands Prepare for More
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Jewish communities throughout the world will be celebrating a momentous achievement this weekend: the completion over the past 11 months of the study of the Mishneh Torah, the foundational legal code authored by the 12th century sage Rabbi Moses Maimonides.
Children’s Book Tells Story of Holocaust-era Ship’s Ill-Fated Voyage
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When eight-year-old Klara, standing beside her father on the German MS S. Louis ocean-liner, sees Miami with her bare eyes, her father sighs and says, “So near, and yet so far.”
Writings of Persecuted Soviet Rabbi Released for First Time
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The writings and transcribed lectures of Rabbi Meir Chaim Chaikin, a Talmudic scholar who endured Soviet labor camps for three years as punishment for his clandestine efforts to strengthen Jewish life, have for the first time been published.
Newly Discovered Memoirs Record Vivid Recollections of Rebbe’s Mother
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She was, in her own words, “not a writer, nor the daughter of a writer,” but the recently-discovered second volume of handwritten recollections of Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson provide a moving portrayal of some of the most gut-wrenching persecutions to befall one of the most illustrious scholars of previous generations.
Rebbe’s Pre-1940 Note Shines Spotlight on Scholarly Indices
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A recent discovery of a never-before published marginal notation made by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, has shed light on his enormous undertaking to compile all of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s teachings into an orderly index arranged by subject.
Sacramento Rabbi Releases Scholarly Examination of Medieval Debates
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Rabbi Mendy Cohen has written a new book analyzing the philosophical underpinnings to Maimonides’ landmark code of Jewish law and the critical gloss authored by Rabbi Abraham ben David, the 12th-century French commentator better known by his acronymic, the Raavad.
New Unreleased Bible Printing Put to the Test
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A select group of Philadelphia suburbanites is putting the Jewish Bible to the test by reviewing an as-yet unreleased new version with a broad-based commentary as part of their regular Torah study sessions.
New Haggadah Brings Publishing House Full Circle
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Bringing the storied Chabad-Lubavitch publishing house full circle, a new Haggadah offers modern-day English-speaking participants in the Passover Seder a contemporary look at the millennia-old ceremony by relying on classic commentaries and the first order of service compiled by the Rebbe in 1940.
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