Community Discussion: “Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson”
- Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 7 p.m.
- The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St., Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
As Jewish communities around the world prepare for the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s passing. The local Raven Bookstore will be hosting a community discussion about the soon to be released book entitled “Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History” June 18th 7:00pm at their location 6 East 7th Street in Downtown Lawrence. The book tells the inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The only rabbi to have received the Congressional Gold Medal and for whom an American national day was proclaimed in his honor, Rabbi Schneerson is widely credited with breathing new life and vitality into a decimated Jewish People after the holocaust, completely transforming the landscape of Jewish life. The Rebbe‘s teachings about the inherent goodness of all mankind, along with the infinite potential of every individual and each good deed, boldly redefined Judaism’s role in the world at large and left a lasting impact on all of humanity. Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel of the Chabad Center in Lawrence will be leading a lively discussion and Q&A about the private life and principles of leadership of this public yet fiercely-private man that have now come to light in Telushkin’s acclaimed book. “I feel honored to be part of this fascinating discussion” said Rabbi Tiechtel of the Lawrence Chabad center. “I am looking forward with excitement for this opportunity to share some insight into the multi-dimensional life of my teacher and mentor". This event comes as Lawrence and thousands of communities worldwide are preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe, which will coincide with July 1st of this year. Copies of the above mentioned book will be available for purchase at the event. For more information on this unique event, visit online at RavenBookstore.com