A Rebbe for Our Time

Recently, when the exhibits recalling the local Jewish community of Shepparton was opened at the Shepparton Museum, a showing was held, followed by a simple gathering. At that gathering, some history was recalled, and it was stated that the former synagogue in Shepparton was the first Chabad synagogue in Australia, as it had been founded by an Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement, Chabad-Lubavitch. Chabad is today one of the world’s best known Hasidic movements and is well known for its outreach. It is the largest Hasidic group and Jewish religious organization in the world. The most famous Rebbe (rabbi) of Chabad-Lubavitch is Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. What follows is a book review of a new book about the Rebbe.
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