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With a new foreword and chapter that address the upheaval that followed the events of September 11, this revised edition of Toward a Meaningful Life traces the root causes of our fear and uncertainty and lucidly outlines strategies for recovery and redemption. Profound yet accessible to readers of all backgrounds and beliefs, Toward a Meaningful Life provides comfort and renewed hope, showing us how to find solace even as we endure overwhelming suffering and inexplicable loss.

Toward a Meaningful Life is a spiritual road map for living based on the teachings of one of the foremost religious leaders of our time: Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Head of the Lubavitcher movement for forty-four years and recognized throughout the world simply as "the Rebbe," Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who passed away in June 1994, was a sage and visionary of the highest order.

Although the Rebbe's teachings are firmly anchored in more than three thousand years of scholarship, the urgent relevance of these age-old truths to contemporary life has never been more manifest. The principles the Rebbe derived from the sages embody a distinctly universal message, calling for humankind at all times to lead productive and virtuous lives, and for unity among all peoples and all nations. The new chapter, "Upheaval and Change," guides us through the challenges of the new millennium.

Toward a Meaningful Life gives modern readers — even the most secular — fresh perspectives on every aspect of their lives, from everyday cares to the most profound crisis of the soul. The book brings the Rebbe's perspective to the full range of life's cycles — birth to death, youth to old age; marriage, love, intimacy, and family; the persistent issues of career, health, pain, and suffering; and education, faith, science, and government. We learn to bridge the divisions between accelerated technology and decelerated morality, between unprecedented worldwide unity and unparalleled personal disunity.

At the threshold of a new world where matter and spirit converge — an age of knowledge and information — Toward a Meaningful Life proposes spiritual principles that unite people as opposed to the materialism that divides them. Guided by the wisdom of the sages, readers discover that we are indispensable and can and must make our unique indelible marks n our common future. A true leader, the Rebbe continues to lead us toward personal and universal redemption, toward a meaningful life, and toward God.

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Deeply profound yet wonderfully accessible, this book provides comfort and renewed hope for readers of all faiths. Firmly anchored in more than 3,000 years of scholarship, it applies age-old truths to contemporary life, showing readers how to find solace as they endure overwhelming suffering and inexplicable loss.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-317).

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For fourteen years Rabbi Simon Jacobson was responsible for publishing the talks of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. A widely traveled and prolific public speaker, Rabbi Jacobson lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder of the Meaningful Life Center, which builds bridges between the secular and spiritual and helps people discover the deeper meaning of their lives based on the three-thousand-year-old wisdom of the sages.

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KIER8, February 17, 2009 (view all comments by KIER8)
Whether your are secular, or religious, Jew or Christian, you can gain valuable insights and practical tips on how to make each minute and aspect of your daily life count after reading the new edition of "Toward a Meaningful Life: The Wisdom of the Sages" by Rabbi Simon Jacobson. In this slim volume the timeless wisdom of rabbinic sages from ancient through contemporary times relating to spirituality and every stage of the life cycle is distilled by the saintly seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Jacobson is an expert on Rabbi Schneerson, having served as his chief oral scribe for fourteen years. After reading his lucid presention of the Rebbe's words you will thrist for more of this leader's thoughts.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060511906
Subtitle:
The Wisdom of the Sages
Author:
Jacobson, Simon
Author:
by Simon Jacobson
Publisher:
William Morrow
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - Hasidism
Subject:
Hasidism
Subject:
Habad
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
107-236
Publication Date:
20020820
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.51x5.92x1.16 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Deeply profound yet wonderfully accessible, this book provides comfort and renewed hope for readers of all faiths. Firmly anchored in more than 3,000 years of scholarship, it applies age-old truths to contemporary life, showing readers how to find solace as they endure overwhelming suffering and inexplicable loss.

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