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Turning Judaism Outwards

A Biography of the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Narrated by: Shlomo Zacks
Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the Lubavitcher Rebbe, took an insular Chasidic group that was almost decimated by the Holocaust and transformed it into one of the most influential and controversial forces in world Jewry. This superbly crafted biography draws on recently uncovered documents and archives of personal correspondence, painting an exceptionally human and charming portrait of a man who was well known but little understood. With a sharp attention to detail and an effortless style, Chaim Miller takes us on a soaring journey through the life, mind and struggles of one of the most interesting religious personalities of the Twentieth Century.

©2014 Chaim Miller (P)2014 Chaim Miller

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Great narration for an inspiring book

Where does Turning Judaism Outwards rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say that out of all of the other audiobooks I've listened to, this would be in my top 5.

What other book might you compare Turning Judaism Outwards to and why?

I would compare it to any of Walter Isaacson's biographies on tape.
Extremely well researched, sounds so eloquent and tells a fascinating story.

What about Shlomo Zacks’s performance did you like?

I like his accent and clear annunciation. I would look out for him on other audible books

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It kept me engrossed to the point where I couldn't stop the track.

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  • Rodrigo
  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 01-14-15

The Marvellous Rebbe of Lubavitch in a full vision

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recommend to all the jews, obviously, and to all the seekers of practical spirituality. It is not a manual, but it is a way to get closer to an Illuminated person.

What about Shlomo Zacks’s performance did you like?

Zacks is the Voice of Chabad here on Audible.com. A smooth, pleasant and calm voice with british accent. Excellent

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Turning Judaism Outwards.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book. Forbiography fans, for jews and non-jews.

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Can I give it a hundred stars?

A most thorough, enjoyable, and moving account of the Rebbes life. I couldnt stop listening.

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  • AL1
  • LITTLETON, CO, US
  • 09-12-19

Life Changing for Anyone

This autobiography will change your life regardless of affiliation or religion. Every one of the 999 minutes is soulful and inspiring without being forceful or restricting. I cried at the story of Schneerson’s life.

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amazing

amazing. food for thought every time I listen. I learned deeply about the rebbe and his way of thinking.

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  • LJ
  • Orangeburg, NY
  • 03-07-17

Inspiring

I was inspired anew as a follower of the Rebbe. At times I was laughing, smiling, or crying as the Rebbe's words rang out to me.

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woe. holy cow

an awesome and in depth sequential approach to the rebels biograghy. I highly recommend this for everyone.

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Digitally modified recording is disappointing

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

For some reason the pauses between sentences have been digitally compressed. This makes for very difficult listening.

What didn’t you like about Shlomo Zacks’s performance?

He can actually pronounce yiddish words! Something one would have thought a necessary pre-requisite for a book on judiasm. However, as experience has show this is not always the case. So well done Shlomo.

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