Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), the seventh rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch (also known as "The Rebbe"), was the leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement from 1950 until his death in 1994. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century.

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  • It’s the small acts that you do on a daily basis that turn two people from a ‘you and I’ into an ‘us.’
    • As quoted in Joseph Telushkin's Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History
  • God gave each of us a soul, which is a candle that He gives us to illuminate our surroundings with His light. We must not only illuminate the inside of homes, but also the outside, and the world at large.
    • As quoted in Joseph Telushkin's Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History
  • Education, in general, should not be limited to the acquisition of knowledge and preparation for a career or in common parlance, "to make a better living." We must think in terms of a "better life," not only for the individual, but also for society as a whole. The educational system must, therefore, pay more attention, indeed the main attention, to the building of character, with emphasis on moral and ethical values.
    • Endorsement of President Jimmy Carter's Education Program - Feb. 7, 1979.
  • Activism on behalf of the ways of Chassidus means that even when a chassid is in the marketplace, deeply involved in his business, he still thinks about what he can do for chassidic concerns and the welfare of chassidim.... Activism on behalf of the ways of Chassidus is a personal obligation, regardless whether one is great or limited in knowledge of Chassidus.
    • From Schneerson, Menachem Mendel, "21 Av," Hayom Yom, Kehot Publication Society, 1942.
  • Moshiach is ready to come now, we all must only do something additional in the realm of goodness and kindness.

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