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A Prince in Prison

The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Account of His Incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927

In this unparalleled historic first-person description the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe graphically documents the cold truth behind the cynical Stalinist facade of religious tolerance — midnight arrest, intimidation and interrogation, incarceration without trial, the humiliation of prison routine, the torture of dissidents, and so on.

The Farewell Message of the Rebbe Rayatz, 1927

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From the diary of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak of Lubavitch
It was the author, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch, who spearheaded the underground Jewish resistance to Stalin’s ideological Final Solution — and paid for it by brutal incarceration and a capital sentence from which he was miraculously liberated. In this unparalleled historic first-person description the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe graphically documents the cold truth behind the cynical Stalinist facade of religious tolerance — midnight arrest, intimidation and interrogation, incarceration without trial, the humiliation of prison routine, the torture of dissidents, and so on.
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Sichos In English
Sichos in English has published hundreds of volumes on Chassidism and its way of life.
In the face of Tsarist anti-semitism, communism, and the Holocaust, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak resolutely perpetuated traditional Jewish life and the potent spirit of Chassidism.