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  1. My Story, 41 inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe

    My Story, 41 inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe

    $31.50

    From the first-time mother to the commander in Israel’s Air Force; the struggling dentist to the community rabbi, My Story features 41 inspirational true stories of the Rebbe from the My Encounter with the Rebbe oral history project, complemented by family photos and documents, as well as a stunning selection of portraits of the Rebbe from the Living Archive picture collection, printed on beautiful glossy paper on over 400 full color pages.

    Many of these stories are published here for the first time, while others are more complete versions of the popular weekly Here’s My Story publication.

    With incredible insight and sensitivity, the Rebbe’s wisdom and sensitivity shine an unexpected ray of hope in the face of challenge and adversity. The outcomes have a transformational impact on the lives of the storytellers, and are sure to do the same for you.

    My Story is the perfect gift item for your mekurovim, your children and yourself! Learn More

  2. Early Years

    Early Years

    $41.95

    The product of an exhaustive, years-long, worldwide research project, Early Years tells the riveting story of the early life of the man who, as much as anyone else, set the course of Jewish history in the twentieth century.

    What was his childhood like? What type of schooling did he receive? Who were his mentors and teachers? When did he first meet his father-in-law and predecessor, and what was the relationship between them like? At what point did the ideas that were to transform the landscape of post-Holocaust Jewry begin to take form in his mind?

    These questions and others about the Rebbe’s early life have never been answered comprehensively.

    Presenting newly-uncovered government documents, private journals, letters and diaries, Rabbis Boruch Oberlander and Elkanah Shmotkin have produced a highly-engaging account which offers an unimpeded view of the formative years of modern Judaism’s most recognized personality.

    Over 450 documents and photographs are beautifully reproduced in full color, illuminating and informing the text. Learn More

  3. To Rise Above, The Life of R" Dov Cohen, A Journey to Greatness Against All Odds

    To Rise Above, The Life of R" Dov Cohen, A Journey to Greatness Against All Odds

    $31.50

    To Rise Above is the incredible, true story of a young thirteen-year-old American boy brought by his mother surreptitiously to Eretz Yisrael in the 1920s to fulfill a dream - that he become a Talmid Chacham. Alone, little Benny faces the daunting challenge of growing in Torah in an environment far different from his native home. In the telling, history comes alive: the shtetls of southern Lithuania; Seattle, Washington in the 1920s; Chevron Yeshiva, the Alter of Slabodka, Rav Yechezkel Sarna, and Rav Leib Chasman. Step by step, Rav Dov Cohen rises in greatness to become a Gadol b'Yisrael and an influential builder of Yiddishkeit in the nascent Jewish state. Based on personal interviews and writings, extensively indexed, and with over 600 rare photographs and documents, here is a unique, fascinating and inspiring tale of spiritual triumph in the face of adversity. Learn More
  4. Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact -Russian Edition

    Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact -Russian Edition

    $31.50

    "Samarkand" tells the story of the Chassidic underground that operated in the Soviet Union, upholding Judaism during the rule of communist terror. Gripping narrative sweep the reader to distant lands, and paints a picture of mysterious figures in Samarkand's alleys, secret Torah study under the constant threat of arrest by the KGB, and the long and hard fought victory in inspiring Jewish renaissance throughout the Soviet Union. Learn More
  5. Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact

    Samarkand, An Underground's Far-Reaching Impact

    $34.50

    "Samarkand" tells the story of the Chassidic underground that operated in the Soviet Union, upholding Judaism during the rule of communist terror. Gripping narrative sweep the reader to distant lands, and paints a picture of mysterious figures in Samarkand's alleys, secret Torah study under the constant threat of arrest by the KGB, and the long and hard fought victory in inspiring Jewish renaissance throughout the Soviet Union. Learn More
  6. Habad Portraits #3

    Habad Portraits #3

    $28.95

    This volume includes chapters on:

    * The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Personal Diary

    * Who was the Rebbe's paternal Grandfather

    * Fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rashab: his life, accomplishments and Yeshiva

    * Reb Yoel Kahan's letters

    As the title suggests, this book is a series of portraits of different people, events, and curiosities in the history of Habad Hasidism. It tells of many unknown or little understood aspects of the Rebbes' lives, the stories of the children of Habad Rebbes who did not themselves become Rebbes, the stories and viewpoint of the 'foot soldiers' of Habad in different eras, of forgotten outreach campaigns and initiatives, and even the stories and perspectives of those who broke away or rebelled. Learn More

  7. הרבי בפאריז

    הרבי בפאריז

    $28.00

    סקירה קצרה... "הרבי בפאריז" שתי מילים אלו מהווים בכלל תשוקה וערגה. יושבים יהודים בצוותא, בשבת אחים גם יחד, ואחד מהמסובים מספר סיפור מהרבי — הדבר צובר התעניינות ותשוקה מצד הנאספים. ועל־אחת־כמה־וכמה כשהמספר פותח את דבריו שזה סיפור מ"הרבי בפאריז". "הרבי בפאריז" – אלו מאורעות נסתרים ובבחינת "מופלא" ו"מכוסה" שעם השנים החלו להתגלות, ועצם דבר זה מעורר תוספת צמאון. בספר ימצא הקורא הנכבד סקירה על הרבי בפאריז. סקירה זו מהווה אשנב מיוחד לדמותו של הרבי ובבחינת "האור שלפני ההתגלות" שכל־כך חשוב לקהל חסידי ומקושרי הרבי. הספר נחלק לשלושת שלבי שהות הרבי בצרפת: א) לפני מלחמת העולם השני'. תקופה בה הרבי והרבנית שהו בפאריז מחודש ניסן תרצ"ג ועד ערב חג השבועות ת"ש. ב) נתיב ההצלה מעומק הבכא. הרבי והרבנית הוכרחו לעזוב את פאריז בערב חג השבועות ת"ש ושהו בתחילה בעיר ווישי, ואחר כך בעיר ניס ובעיר מרסיי. ממרסיי הגיעו לליסבון, פורטוגל, ועלו על אני' שהפליגה לארצות הברית, והגיעו לארצות הברית "לחוף מבטחים" בכ"ח סיון תש"א. ג) הביקור בשנת תש"ז. הרבי בא לפאריז, להביא את אמו לארצות הברית. הרבי שהה אז בפאריז כשלושה חודשים, מכ"ו אדר עד כ"א סיון. Learn More
  8. Maran, The Life & Scholarship of Hacham Ovadia Yosef

    Maran, The Life & Scholarship of Hacham Ovadia Yosef

    $28.50

    Maran – The Life & Scholarship of Hacham Ovadia Yosef takes a look at one of the most influential and beloved rabbis of the past century, whose life’s work has altered the course of Sephardic society in Israel and across the globe, and whose leadership has benefited all of world Jewry, Ashkenazim and Sephardim alike.

    Hacham Ovadia was many things: an extraordinary posek, an engaging teacher, a sensitive and devoted bet din judge, a political powerbroker, and a rabbi tirelessly dedicated to the Jewish People. This book focuses on his life, his mission in restoring the primacy of halachah among Sephardic communities, his infinite ahavat Yisrael, and his vast scholarship, brilliant halachic rulings, and the halachic approach he developed and promulgated. Much of this book is based on Hacham Ovadia’s own words in his lectures and writings.

    This work is a product of years of extensive research conducted by well-known Sephardic author Yehuda Azoulay and his team, who combed through Hacham Ovadia Yosef’s fifty-three published works. The autobiographical information, anecdotes, and opinions of Hacham Ovadia, which were unearthed among his halachic responsa, have become the heart of this book. In this way we present to you a unique understanding of this larger-than-life figure and his far-reaching accomplishments.

    Hacham Ovadia was a remarkable blend of scholarly genius and human sensitivity; boldness and humility; courage and compassion. We have included inspirational vignettes, excerpts from key lectures, scholarly discussions on core issues, and many actual halachic rulings, so that every reader, at every level, will gain inspiration from this exceptional sage.

    This beautifully written and fascinating book on Hacham Ovadia’s multifaceted life and accomplishments will both inform and inspire you, from the beginning until the very last page. Learn More

  9. the Real Shlomo

    the Real Shlomo

    $28.50

    Rabbi Chaim Dalfin has undertaken the challenging task of unraveling the secrets of one of the most intriguing Rabbinical personalities of the 20th century, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Rabbi Dalfin is an assiduous researcher, energetically searching for hints and diligently deciphering riddles to try and illuminate the complex personality of Reb Shlomo. He has tracked down dozens of people who knew Reb Shlomo, and his persistent questioning has facilitated interviews of a revelatory nature. He grapples with thought-provoking issues such as Reb Shlomo’s relationship with his parents, his becoming a Chabadnik, and his transferring from Lakewood to Hasidism. He seeks to unravel the secrets of the inner-life of Reb Shlomo and opens a Pandora’s Box of new questions and conclusions including Shlomo’s remarkable success as a pioneer of Jewish outreach.

    Dr. Natan Ophir (Offenbacher)

    Author of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Life, Mission, and Legacy Learn More

  10. Turning Judaism Outward, A Biography of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson H/C

    Turning Judaism Outward, A Biography of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson H/C

    $28.95

    Turning Judaism Outward, A Biography of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the Lubavitcher Rebbe, took an insular Chasidic group that was almost decimated by the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential and controversial forces in world Jewry. This superbly crafted biography draws on recently uncovered documents and archives of personal correspondence, painting an exceptionally human and charming portrait of a man who was well known but little understood. With a sharp attention to detail and an effortless style, Chaim Miller takes us on a soaring journey through the life, mind and struggles of one of the most interesting religious personalities of the Twentieth Century. Learn More

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