|The life story of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, parallels the story of our century. Born in the Ukrainian-Russian town of Nikolaev in 1902, the Rebbe spent the century's and his childhood in pogrom-ridden Czarist Russia, the 20's battling the Stalinist attempt to eradicate Jewish life in the Soviet Empire, the 30's in Berlin and Paris. In 1941 he escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and settled in New York, where for the next 50 years he transformed the very fabric of Jewish life in every corner of the globe.|
This timeline biography explores twenty-six milestones in the Rebbe's life and influence through text, pictures and film clips. The Rebbe was a man of ideas, so his biography is, first and foremost, a biography of ideas. Childhood, education, marriage, work, illness, bereavement; science, technology, feminism, leadership, war, money, miracles... These are much more than life-events and life-tools: they are concepts to be pondered, understood and developed in our life's quest for goodness and G-dliness. And in the Rebbe's life and teachings, these concepts take on new dimensions, shine with a new light, and present us with new and revolutionary applications.