Dear Rebbe: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson corresponds with a singer, a writer, a sculptor & a Holocaust survivorZoom

Dear Rebbe: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson corresponds with a singer, a writer, a sculptor & a Holocaust survivor

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DEAR REBBE tells the fascinating story of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s correspondence with sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, opera tenor Jan Peerce, Holocaust survivor and philanthropist David Chase, and writer Chaim Grade. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of a leader who maintained friendships despite disagreement, and four distinguished individuals who sought, and sometimes struggled, to reconcile their work with their faith.

Author: Dovid Zaklikowski
Hardcover: 404 pages, 150 images, color
Publisher: Hasidic Archives (2021)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 inches


“Illuminating hitherto unknown aspects of their spiritual lives and of the Rebbe’s influence and reach. A moving and revealing volume.”

—Jonathan D. Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University and author of American Judaism: A History

“Extremely interesting are the insights here into the Rebbe’s attempt to include the secular arts in his optimistically positive view of the world.”

—Professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, Judge Abraham Lieberman Professorship in Hebrew & Judaic Studies, NYU

[In] Dear Rebbe, Dovid Zaklikowski brings us, in intimate detail, the personal relationships the Rebbe forged with these outstanding Jews from diverse walks of life. … [From] Zaklikowski’s painstaking research and gain new insight into the Rebbe’s personal relationships with his many admirers.

—Rabbi Nochem Kaplan, Director of Chabad’s Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch central educational agency

“Zaklikowski manages to bring to life the vibrant impact that the Rebbe had upon those near and far.”

— Professor Vera Schwarcz, Emerita Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Wesleyan University

“An intimate glance at the way the Rebbe interacted with human beings from diverse backgrounds and vocations.”

— Professor Elliot R. Wolfson, Martin and Jay Glazer Chair in Jewish Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

““In Dear Rebbe, a meticulously researched and continuously fascinating book . . . which includes lots of fascinating photographs, is a treasure of a book that will appeal to Jews of all types—for all of them are, in the view of the Rebbe, tayere Yiddin, precious Jews.”

— Professor Curt Leviant, Emerita Professor of Yiddish and Hebrew Literature, Rutgers University

“Dear Rebbe, by Dovid Zaklikowski, makes public the private ... we experience the masterfulness of a very great master.”

— Dr. Michael Berenbaum, Executive Editor of the Encyclopedia Judaica
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