From 5746-5752 (1985-1992) the Lubavitcher Rebbe devoted precious hours to editing and annotating his discourses, presenting an unambiguous statement of the doctrines of Chasidus and their practical applications.
This comprehensive biography uncovers the roots of the dedication and sacrifice that nurture the current Lubavitch movement. Rich with details, it provides perspective, inspiration, courage and insight into the towering personality of a noted rabbi, mystic, and leader.
This installment of Historical Sketches focuses on the events of her life. We read of her illustrious ancestry and bitter orphanhood, and how later, when she became the wife of R. Shmuel of Lubavitch and daughter-in-law of the Tzemach Tzedek.
Drawing his material from documents as well as from unpublished sources, memoirs of participants and family members, such as his father, Rabbi Shalom DovBer of Lubavitch; his grandmother, Rebbetzin Rivkah, and from elder Chasidim whose company he kept in his youth, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak wrote prolifically, chronicling for posterity the rich tradition of his forebears.