Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

by Simon Jacobson

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ISBN-13: 9780062846488
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 326,485
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

For fourteen years Rabbi Simon Jacobson was responsible for publishing the talks of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. A widely traveled and prolific public speaker, Rabbi Jacobson lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder of the Meaningful Life Center, which builds bridges between the secular and the spiritual and helps people discover the deeper meaning of their lives based on the three-thousand-year-old wisdom of the sages.

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The Rebbe once encouraged a gifted student to use his free time to inspire his fellow students to pursue not only their academic studies but their spiritual studies as well. "My schedule is already so full, I don't know how I could possibly add anything more to it," the student said. And then, realizing that the Rebbe's own schedule was far more crowded, be said, "Frankly, I don't understand where you get the strength and stamina to work as you do."

"Every person has both a body and a soul," said the Rebbe. "It is like a bird and its wings. Imagine if a bird were unaware that its wings enabled it to fly, they would only add an extra burden of weight. But once it flaps its wings, it lifts itself skyward. We all have wings--our soul--that can lift us as high as we need go. All we have to do is learn to use them."

Excerpted from Toward a Meaningful Life. Copyright © 1995 by Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim.Toward a Meaningful Life. Copyright © by Simon Jacobson. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Introductionxix
IMAN
1Body and Soul3
2Birth14
3Childhood21
4Education30
5Youth39
6Marriage48
7Love58
8Intimacy66
9Home and Family74
10Health and Fitness85
11Work and Productivity93
12Charity and Wealth101
13Aging and Retirement108
14Death and Grieving117
15Pain and Suffering125
16Fear and Anxiety134
17A Day of Life143
IISociety
18Responsibility153
19Government161
20Leadership170
21Women and Men178
22Science and Technology188
23Upheaval and Change198
24Our Generation212
IIIG-D
25G-d223
26Faith and Reason238
27Unity249
28Philosophy and Practicality261
29Good and Evil269
30Miracles280
31Redemption288
Epilogue: The Rebbe as the Messiah?296
Acknowledgments299
Biography303
References and Notes307
Selected Bibliography315

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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a searcher or a skeptic this book is for you.Be it jew or none jew it is a must read.Simon Jacobson puts the dippest topics in the laymans language.It is a life changer,and change is always good.As the sages say 'words that come from the heart enter the heart' well this wisdom comes from the heart and i asure you that it will enter your heart
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this title in the book store and said hmm... What can I learn from this book? I opened it and turned to the first page and started to cry. The topics are basic (birth, death, love, etc.)but the wisdom is sooo profound and simple. The wisdom is already engraved on our hearts, we just need to remember to read what it says. I have read it a few times and always find something to remember. Sometimes reading it I feel the Rebbe talking to me personally, explaining the things that I have been feeling. Thank you Simon Jacobson for writing it down and Thank you Rebbe Schneerson for sharing your wisdom.
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This book changed my life
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