Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Menachem Mendel
Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Hasidic Rabbi and Leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Movement spreading Orthodox Judaism among Jewish People

Author Quotes

G-d created the universe in a manner in which we perceive our own existence as the intrinsic reality, and G-dliness as something novel and acquired. Our role is to achieve an entirely new level of perception, where G-dliness is the absolute reality and we are the novel creations, channels for divine expression.

We live in a state of emergency, where the fires of confusion are raging. When a fire is burning, everyone is responsible for helping his fellow man.

If you are close when you should be distant, you will be distant when you should be close.

What value does all the theoretical talk have if it cannot be applied to real life?

Love is the transcendence of the soul over the body.

When you strip away all the layers and reach the bare bone of the essence, you are then able to apply the most sublime concept to practical life.

Man can never be happy if he does not nourish his soul as he does his body.

Your home should become a light that illuminates the entire street and community.

Miracles are all around us,; we must open our eyes to see them.

The final redemption is no longer a dream of a distant future, but an imminent reality.

The genius of the artist is his ability to detach himself from the externality of the object he is portraying, to look deeply into the object and see its essence. He must then be able to express that essence so that whoever views the painting sees a new dimension that he, the viewer, would never have noticed in the object itself. The same applies to each individual, his inner essence is his G-dliness. One must take great care so that the external matters of his life should not obscure his essence. The tragedies of life must be seen for what they really are: part of the cosmic system of challenge and endeavor, which enables us to achieve the highest levels of happiness and goodness.

The innocent faith of a child touches upon the utterly simple essence of G-d.

A successful marriage is dependent on inviting G-d into the relationship.

The rebellion of youth must be directed against the status quo and toward the sublime, toward G-d, and toward a higher meaning.

Birth is G-d saying you matter.

The role of government is to balance communal and individual good. This is only possible when society is governed by the principles of morality and justice, law and order, under one G-d.

Birth marks the moment when the soul enters the body and because the soul is directly connected to G-d, that is reason enough to rejoice.

The soul never ages, it only becomes more vibrant.

Charity transforms matter to spirit, it turns a coin into fire.

The world says that time is money, I say that time is life.

Everyone must be a leader.

Think good and it will be good.

Everything we do must be directed toward discovering the underlying unity within.

Upheaval especially on a global scale heralds a news stage in life and in history. When life is profoundly disturbed we must not be tentative and defensive. We must intensify our offensive, foresee what is coming, and initiate new programs that will better the world. For every disturbance we must add a new commitment to goodness.

Evil is simply the absence of good, it has no real existence of its own, and is dispelled in the light of goodness.

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Menachem Mendel
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Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe
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Hasidic Rabbi and Leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Movement spreading Orthodox Judaism among Jewish People