Chabad's Secret

Inside the World's most Successful Jewish Organization

A 20-year study of Chabad, from Gimmel Tammuz 1994-2014. It includes discussions about:

Financial Supporters

Chabad's Institutions

Who is the Most Influential person in Chabad TODAY?

Who are TODAY’s Chabad Movers and Shakers

Financial details of the movement

Chabad’s relationship with Belz, Breslov, Satmar, Skwere, Litvish, YU, Yeshivish and others

Glossary, Bibliography, Index

Rabbi Chaim Dalfin has given us an insightful portrait of Chabad. This work is unique as it is written by an insider who was born and raised in this Chabad world. Dalfin details the secrets, the individuals and the infrastructure that enables the international movement to retain its coherency and achieve its goals. This work is infused with the Rebbe’s insights and guidance. The author also details many of his own experiences as Chabad interacts with the milieu in which it functions. Chabad’s Secret is a fascinating read and a must for all, devotees and admirers, antagonists and the inquisitive.

– Rabbi Dr. Aaron Rakeffet, Professor of Rabbinic Literature – Gruss Kollel of Yeshiva University in Israel

From shuls to schools, from rehab centers to online libraries, the Chabad movement has flourished since the passing of its revered leader in 1994. This book describes the movement’s dizzying array of programs and institutions, as well as the wealthy individuals who finance them. Based on his own experiences as a lifelong member and keen observer of Chabad, Rabbi Chaim Dalfin offers an insider’s take on his beloved movement, supplemented by others’ journalistic and academic analysis, as well as the voices of many people who have been touched by Chabad. Anyone interested in Jewish education and community building will find this book enlightening.

– Sarah Bunin Benor, Author of Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism

Chaim Dalfin has written a fascinating and revealing account of what makes Chabad so successful. It explains how this unique combination of commitment and organization has become the largest force in the revival of Jewish life all over the world.

– Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ph.D., Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies New York University

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