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    “Rebbe” Is a NY Times Bestseller

    Sold out upon release and well into its 4th printing, the "Rebbe" biography debuted on The New York Times bestseller list. Full Story

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    Sruly
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    Sruly

    Excuse my ignorance. When you say sold out of it’s “4th printing” I would be more impressed if you would say each printing was a half a million copies.

    When each printing might only be 1500 copies etc…….

    Chabad Bocher
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    Chabad Bocher

    Huge fan of this book, yet I think all should read this. A review of the book that has topped Amazon’s x-ian leadership list for the past few days. How Telushkin Missed the Boat by: Raleigh Resnick The Rebbe’s sensitivity to every detail of life; his unfathomable work ethic, determination, laser vision, and unique ability to connect to individuals; a single human being whose influence in every sphere of life and on every continent simply boggles the mind; a charismatic visionary, pragmatic strategist, and brilliant scholar who fearlessly yet unpretentiously led a generation – all of these dimensions of the… Read more »

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    Where is it?
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    Where is it?

    I dont see it on the nytimes website as a best seller?

    to #4
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    to #4

    You are looking at the old list. Wait until the list for the June 29 print edition is put on their site.

    with all due respect to Rabbi Resnick
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    with all due respect to Rabbi Resnick

    This book is a book about the Rebbe. He offers a comprehensive glimpse into the Rebbe’s personality. He effectively melts the ice from outsiders so they will be willing to engage us and listen to our message. You can’t expect this book to be a substitute for shlichus. In my opinion we don’t want Telushkin doing that. He’s a conservative Rabbi and won’t due justice to the spiritual dimensions of the Rebbe. He addressed the Rebbe generically which is the best outcome.

    Is The Rebbe preparing the world!
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    Is The Rebbe preparing the world!

    What are the odds that not one, not two, but three books should all be published at the same time, each one elaborating with incredible detail the Rebbe’s life, as both a physical and spiritual person and leader? Years of meticulous research invested into each one of them, each offering a distinct prospective into The Rebbe. It is certainly no coincidence, perhaps this is the Rebbe’s way of introducing himself to the world before the final Redemption!

    To #2
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    To #2

    Fair criticism of Telushkins take on the Rebbe, I suggest you read Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s book to get a flavor of the Rebbe portrayed as a G-dly figure rather than posting someone else criticism here?

    TO #2
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    TO #2

    I read the first few pages and got that feel too.
    We will have to be happy that we get to share the Rebbe with so many others.
    They will have to come and get the blessings themselves 😉

    READ #2
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    READ #2

    Raleigh, well written!

    To #4:
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    To #4:

    It’s scheduled to be on the NY Times best-seller list the
    week of June 29 according to the first paragraph of this piece.

    Which list?
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    Which list?

    It’s not on their best seller list!

    to Chabad Bocher:
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    to Chabad Bocher:

    Kudos for your thoughts on the book. Didn’t know there were Bocherim in our midst that can articulate this well.

    Your review encouraged me to order a copy so that I may see for myself the outstanding points you articulate so well.

    Where did you/do you, go to Yeshivah? I want to send my son there.

    to #2
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    to #2

    Very well said. Completely agree

    chaim
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    chaim

    before gimmel tamuz the world was saying that moshiach cant come from the living and will be from the dead so therefore the rebbe cant be moshiach
    and after gimmel tamuz suddenly moshiach cant be from the dead???
    josef telushkin you should learn perek cheleck and more about moshiach before writing moshiach cant come from the dead!!!

    to #2
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    to #2

    Exactly! Thanks for putting my thoughts into words!
    Though you wrote it much more politely than how I would’ve written it…
    And for someone who spent five years on this to still say that Chabad presetly has no Rebbe (interview with Prager)… Yup, Telushkin deffinitely missed the boat.

    #1 right
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    #1 right

    Haha, you’re right!
    Didn’t think of that…

    ZZZzzz
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    ZZZzzz

    Why is it important for people to know of the Rebbe now?

    next week on list
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    next week on list

    Publishers get a week notice so they can prepare

    2.378.827!!!
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    2.378.827!!!

    WSJ Weekday Circulation 2,378,827 daily
    (incl. 900,000 digital

    The Rosh
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    The Rosh

    Does anone know what R. Shochet has said about this book?

    Its AMAZING!! but..
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    Its AMAZING!! but..

    With all the excitement – and there is what to be excited, Millions are getting exposed to the Rebbe in “DI GAZETTEN” –
    let this not distract us from the main thing: “ZEN AROpRENGENN DEM REBBEN” as our Rebbe wrote to Reb Avrohom Pariz.
    Lets use this as a springboard to get as much as people closer to the Rebbe.
    LOMIR SHTUREMEN GANTZ SEIDER HISHTALSHELUS TO BRING OUR DEAR REBBE BACK!!
    Any revolutionary ideas?

    Methaer Es HaTmeyim UMeTame Es HaTehorim
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    Methaer Es HaTmeyim UMeTame Es HaTehorim

    No?

    To #15
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    To #15

    Just the opposite.

    before gimul Tammuz, there were chabad publications that printed moshiach can’t come from the dead.

    Get your facts straight before you post

    Won't be reading
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    Won't be reading

    My perception of the REbbe MHM is thru stories of nissim I heard as a Lubavitcher girl growing up in a chassidisher home, going to a Lubavitcher school, the sichos and mamorim we as chabad chasidim learn and mostly the couple of years running to 770 each time the siren went off and anyone who was actually there and saw the rebbe mhm on the porch nodding with such vigor to yechi cannot tolerate reading a book written by someone so ignorant as to what was going on prior to gimmel tammus. I was told there are afew disturbing things… Read more »

    Family?
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    Family?

    Does anyone know what relation Rabbi Telushkin is (if at all) to Rabbi Nissan Telushkin – author of Taharas Mayim?

    Agree with # 2 all the way
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    Agree with # 2 all the way

    I read Shtensaltzs book, my feeling is that he fills this void masterly, a must to read !

    When the wellsprings of Chassidus will be spread out.....
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    When the wellsprings of Chassidus will be spread out.....
    the rebbe books
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    the rebbe books

    I read even-yisroels book and he humanizes the Rebbe. I read Millers book and he tried to psycho-analyze the Rebbe on what made the Rebbe who he is. I started reading Telushkins book and it really disturbed me. Coming in from the wrong slant, and too many pre-dsipositions/
    I think Mendesohn needs to complete his book he started 20 years ago.
    As a Chassid, none of these books do justice. If you want to give the book to a Friend of Chabad – I recommend even-yisroels book the best of these three.
    Bottom line is we need the Rebbe back!

    To #26
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    To #26

    He’s Rabbi Nissan’s grandson (and mentions this briefly in the introduction).

    to #21
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    to #21

    last night (wed night) at the smicha graduation in LA, the Rosh blasted the books as being unsuitable for a chossid to read.
    it’s good for outsiders but not for us.

    grandson
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    grandson

    Joseph telushkin is the grandson of Reb Nisen Telushken.

    toishav hashchuna
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    toishav hashchuna

    R. Nissen z”l was the author’s grandfather

    John
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    John

    If only people were as excited about a Sicha or a Maamer of the Rebbe…

    To 30,32,33
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    To 30,32,33

    Thank you.

    Rabbi Resnick Enough with the chassidishe shtick.
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    Rabbi Resnick Enough with the chassidishe shtick.

    Rabbi Resnick Enough with the Chassidishe shtick, This book was not meant for you, But if you think this book wont help your Mekuravim your wrong, im not saying a Shiur Tanya wont do more then this book though.

    Source
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    Source

    The source of checking the locks is bruchshtat (who composed a couple of nigunnim) when something was stolen and he wrote to the rebbe about it

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