Few luminaries in Jewish history, particularly in modern times, have made such a lasting and profound contribution to our spiritual heritage as Rabbi Shnuer Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812).
His works embrace the entire spectrum of Jewish thought – mysticism, philosophy, psychology, ethics and law – and represent an expression of unparalled creative genius.
This richly detailed biography traces Rabbi Schner Zalman’s life from his childhood and formative years to his trials and triumph as a leader who revolutionized Jewish life. It reveals many hitherto unknown facts, and offers the reader considerable insight into his extraordinary strength of character.
Vilified by many of his contemporaries and arrested by the Czar, Rabbi Schneur Zalman emerged victorious; today his teachings continue to inspire and vitalize Jewish life all over the world.