Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe

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Now, the Rebbe's words of wisdom are available in English for the first time. Toward a Meaningful Life gives the modern reader - even the most secular - a fresh perspective on every aspect of his or her life, whether it is a trivial concern or the most profound matter of the soul. The book gives the Rebbe's perspective on the range of life's cycles, from birth to youth to aging to death; from marriage, love and intimacy, work and fitness, to pain and suffering, education, miracles, science, and state and ...
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Now, the Rebbe's words of wisdom are available in English for the first time. Toward a Meaningful Life gives the modern reader - even the most secular - a fresh perspective on every aspect of his or her life, whether it is a trivial concern or the most profound matter of the soul. The book gives the Rebbe's perspective on the range of life's cycles, from birth to youth to aging to death; from marriage, love and intimacy, work and fitness, to pain and suffering, education, miracles, science, and state and religion. One learns how to bridge the dichotomy between accelerated technology and decelerated morality, between unprecedented worldwide unity and unparalleled personal disunity.
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The renowned Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who died just over a year ago, was the rebbe, or spiritual leader, for 44 years of the Lubavitcher Hasidim, the best known of the Hasidic groups worldwide. The Lubavitchers, under his guidance, have exerted tremendous influence, both spiritual and political, on all branches of Judaism; many of his devoted followers considered the rebbe to be the long-awaited Messiah himself. The present volume, compiled by one of his disciples, presents a compilation of the rebbe's thoughts and teachings about spiritual and worldly concepts such as our ideas about God, love, death, sex, and good and evil. As far as this reviewer can ascertain, this is the first time the rebbe's writings have appeared in English. A highly important and insightful book, this could have a much wider audience than just Jews because the rebbe's approach is nonparochial and nonsectarian, and his ideas would be engaging to non-Jewish readers as well. Highly recommended for all religion collections.Robert A. Silver, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
George Cohen
Rabbi Schneerson was the leader (or rebbe) of the Lubavitch movement of Hasidic Judaism for 44 years until his death in 1994 and was thought by some to be the messiah. Born in the Ukraine in 1902, he conducted his leadership of the movement from his home in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The movement was nearly devastated by the Holocaust but then grew to a worldwide community of more than 200,000 members. This book is an attempt to show that the rebbe's teachings are more relevant today than they ever have been and to demonstrate how they can reshape the way we think and act by introducing us to what Simon Jacobson, Schneerson's translator and the preparer of this text, sees as a higher level of consciousness and awareness. The subjects addressed include birth, childhood, education, love, intimacy, and health and fitness. The book is, of course, more meaningful for Jews, but all readers can benefit from its sagacity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780783815930
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 481
  • Product dimensions: 6.31 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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