Passing of Rashab

Posting, concerning our articles series on the Messianic and spiritual movements in Judaism, which had to be published on March 29 March 29 The fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (“Rashab”), also known as “the Rebbe nishmosei eiden” (whose soul is in Eden), was born in the White Russian town of Lubavitch in 1860. […]

Soviet Witnesses

Originally posted on And the Words became Books:
Emily B. Baran. Dissent on the Margins: How Soviet Jehovah’s Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach about It. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. There is something deeply satisfying about stories of people stubbornly defying a repressive regime that denies them basic religious freedoms. In this fascinating history of Jehovah’s…