By Uri Kaploun
In this remarkable old first-person description (the Hebrew unique of that is entitled Reshimas HaMaasar) the former Lubavitcher Rebbe graphically records the chilly fact in the back of the cynical Stalinist facade of non secular tolerance — nighttime arrest, intimidation and interrogation, incarceration with no trial, the humiliation of legal regimen, the torture of dissidents, and so on.
An beneficial spouse quantity to the above rfile is Defiance and Devotion (Kehot, N.Y., 1996), chosen discourses brought by way of an identical illustrious writer throughout the interval of his arrest and liberation. Fearlessly, he referred to as on his chassidim to defy the robust Soviet regime, even on the fee of literal self-sacrifice, as a way to safe the survival of significant Jewish life.
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Part III of the current paintings concludes by way of appending the colourful Chronicles of the 1st 3 Generations of Chabad Chassidism. half IV contains the heartwarming and sometimes whimsical memories of the Author’s youth among the a long time of Six and 11, whilst he used to be being groomed via his father to be successful him as Lubavitcher Rebbe.
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A Prince in Prison - The Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Account of His Incarceration in Stalinist Russia in 1927 by Uri Kaploun