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    Reviews Praise New Rebbe Book

    The new book about the Rebbe written by Rabbi Chaim Miller has been endorsed by a veteran Shliach, a Chassidic Rabbi and a Chief Rabbi. Full Story

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    All this and more
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    All this and more

    Rabbi Miller is truly deserving of all this praise. His books are absolutely phenomenal and this newest one has proved to be no exception.

    Wow
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    Wow

    As a result of there being such high endorsement of Miller’s book, I am now certainly going to buy a copy.

    Can't wait!
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    Can't wait!

    I’m really looking forward to purchasing this book.

    Go buy one now!
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    Go buy one now!

    This book deserves a prime spot on every bookcase. Absolutely superb!

    A quote from Rabbi Israel Meir Lau...
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    A quote from Rabbi Israel Meir Lau...

    Now that’s impressive!!

    CH resident
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    CH resident

    If there is now a Lubavitcher on board, this book must be pretty kosher…

    Outstanding
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    Outstanding

    Best biography of the Rebbe that I have read so far

    Invaluable
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    Invaluable

    I’m learning so much from this book

    WOW!!
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    WOW!!

    The other rebbe bio is a hot seller on amazon now!!

    Don't get too excited
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    Don't get too excited

    At the same time that this book offers great information beautifully presented with sources, any lubavitcher who reads this book would be cringing most of the way through it, seeing that it was written by a lubavitcher and the way he refers to the rebbe with such disrespect… Yatza scharoi bhefsedo…

    To No. 11
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    To No. 11

    Dear No. 11

    I am a Lubavitcher (and a Shliach-if that matters) and the only tears I have been shedding are the one from reading your ignorant and hateful comment.

    I think this book is a wonderful addition to any Chabad Lubavitchers library.

    Rabbi Miller was appealing to a wider audience, therefore he chose to write the book in a way that even someone outside of Chabad circles would appreciate and not feel alienated. Hence referring to the Rebbe prior to the Nesisus as Menchem Mendel like any good biographer would do.

    Well done Rabbi Miller keep up the amazing work!

    Hatzlacha,
    Shliach from Australia

    Book is marvelous!
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    Book is marvelous!

    Chaim Miller portrays the Rebbe in a sensitive and positive light, while retaining an honest account of what actually took place, one can tell while reading the book that the author has much love and Respect for the Rebbe.

    must say
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    must say

    with such a chassidishe shliach praising it that has to mean its a valuable book

    Ananymous
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    Ananymous

    I dont understand how you could a Biography about a Rebbe it shows he doesnt really know what a Rebbe is

    an opinion of a chosid.
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    an opinion of a chosid.

    The book is very well written and it does appeal to a very broad audience beyond lubavitcher chassidim. Nevertheless, it does not represent who the Rebbe is from a perspective of a chosid. The author does his best to humanize the Rebbe in a way that appeals to the broad masses and projects the Rebbe iin light of how he the author sees the Rebbe. I listened to the authors speech on yom tov explaining his vision of the Rebbe and to answer any criticism in regards to why he chose that particular picture for the front cover. Herein lies… Read more »

    Citizen Berel
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    Citizen Berel

    Yes, R’ Chaim Miller is a world class writer. And this is probably a world class writer.

    I cannot imagine any of my mashpim referring to the Rebbe by name or promoting a book with that picture on the cover.

    Not that they necessarily think its wrong to do so, given the context, just that they couldn’t… do it.

    Learned a lot about a lot. Won’t touch the book.

    another perspective
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    another perspective

    I assume that the book was written to the present the Rebbe to the broader public and R’ Miller (who is a man I greatly admire) knows that his book wasn’t meant to convey the views of Chassidim of their Rebbe.

    every chossid knows that we, neshamos d’ban, cannot have a concept of what a Rebbe is, see Samech vov, the maamorim from Bo through Mattos-Massei. A Rebbe lives on a different plane than the rest of us. Any attempt at description and psychoanalysis would be the height of arrogance and impudence.

    To number 16
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    To number 16

    I’m confused. Are you saying the Rebbe being Moshiach is really what defines a Rebbe or just Stam mentioning the author’s failure to really bring out how much the Rebbe Koched in Moshiach?

    To #16
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    To #16

    1. Curious: Why did he say he chose that picture?
    2. You may be correct and that concept is VERY well covered in Steinzaltz’s book. But you can’t put EVERYTHING in one book. I believe this author serves a purpose for the crowd he is appealing to in a way they can relate.
    Each book appeals to a different angle.
    Steizaltz: What is a Rebbe?
    Miller: What transpired in the Rebbe’s life AS WE KNOW it.
    Two different books for two different conversations.

    Pinchos Woolstone
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    Pinchos Woolstone

    yes your views are correct if the book was written for the Chassidim of the Rebbe of Righteous Memory, however Rabbi Miller wrote the “perfect” biography for the wider audience of Jews and even Gentiles. I ADD The book is an excellent biography of the Rebbe of Righteous Memory for the wider Jewish audience. If Rabbi Miller had written as if the the Rebbe was still alive as you infer, it would have not left the shelves. The Rebbe was a singular Giant on every level in our time however we unfortunately witnessed his earthy demise on Gimmel Tammuz, however… Read more »

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    I am referring to the Rebbe making the issue of Moshiach and us doing everything to hasten his arrival, the cornerstone of his nesius. I am not talking about the issue of the Rebbe being moshiach, which although we chassidim believe that to be true, nevertheless, such an omission would be understood, in light of the audience he is trying to appeal to. As to why he chose that particular picture the following is the explanation he gave in his speech on yom tov. The Rebbe did not see a conflict between the world and torah. Unlike other frumer circles… Read more »

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