THE SECRET OF CHABAD
by David Eliezrie
HB, 432 pages
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late head of the Chabad movement, endeavored to reawaken Jewish tradition, education, and unification that had grown numb since the Jewish people had dispersed in 70 CE after the Romans had demolished the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.
From Chabad’s humble birth more than two and a half centuries ago, Eliezrie highlights several obstacles the underdog movement had to hurtle, including the KGB in...