Paradigm Shift
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Today, the eleventh day of Nissan, marks the 112th birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory. Known to many simply as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson assumed leadership of the Chabad Lubavitch movement in 1950, when it was a small group of European refugees struggling to rebuild their lives after the war. Over the next four decades, the Rebbe established a worldwide network of educational, social, and religious institutions; he grew the band of survivors into a global movement that moved out of the shadow of the Holocaust and embraced the new world and a new future. One of the foremost Jewish leaders of our time, and one who was accepting of Jews irrespective of beliefs or denomination, the Rebbe touched the lives of countless individuals across the social spectrum. Since his passing in 1994, his legacy continues to live on through his teachings and in the work of his emissaries whom he charged with bringing the light of Judaism to every corner of the globe.


In recent years, there has been a surge of academic interest in the late Lubavitcher Rebbe. Professor Elliot Wolfson of New York University published Open Secret in 2009; The Rebbe, by Professor Samuel Heilman of CUNY and Professor Menachem Friedman of Bar Ilan University, appeared in 2012. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s My Rebbe will be released in the coming weeks and Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson is due to hit shelves this year.

With so many interested in the Rebbe and his teachings, the Rohr JLI has undertaken the enormous task of bringing the Rebbe’s intellectual and spiritual legacy to the thousands of students worldwide who attend its courses. The release of the course, Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing. In a series of carefully crafted and tactfully presented lessons, the Rebbe’s philosophy is deconstructed and explored from a sweeping range of views, and is then skilfully rebuilt to showcase the Rebbe’s insights into life and his urgent message to mankind.


The course seeks to answer the following questions: What were the Rebbe’s central teachings and contributions to Judaism and society? What was his understanding of the human being and what were his hopes for humanity? What stands behind the continued success of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement? How can we apply these insights toward living a more purposeful life?

Brought to you by Chabad House driven by Miracle Drive, commemorating the 20th annniversary of the Rebbe's passing.

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