In 1969, Mr. Zalmon Jaffe, a businessman from the united Kingdom, regaled readers with animated portrayals of his visits with the Rebbe and Rebbetzin with the publication of a book he titled My Encounter with the Rebbe.
With a keen eye for ironic and unusual, Mr. Jaffe`s diaries - written intimately and descriptively and sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor - would be published yearly, resulting in twenty-six volumes. Counted amongst his loyal readership were none other than the Rebbe and Rebbetzin!
Today, these highly acclaimed and voluminous diaries constitute a rare firsthand account of the Rebbe`s activities and modern Chabad-Lubavitch history.
The current volume (two) - to which many unique photographs of the Rebbe have been added - compiles Mr. Jaffe`s diaries from the years 1973 through 1976.