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Authors: Simon Jacobson
ISBN-13: 9780060732783, ISBN-10: 0060732784
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date Published: November 2004
Edition: REV

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Author Biography: Simon Jacobson

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.

Book Synopsis

With a new foreword and chapter that address the upheaval that followed the events of September 11, 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.

Toward a Meaningful Life gives Jews and non-Jews alike fresh perspectives on every aspect of their lives — from 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, the Rebbe proposes spiritual principles that unite people as opposed to the materialism that divides them. In doing so, he continues to lead us toward personal and universal redemption, a meaningful life, and God.

Philadelphia Inquirer

...Toward a Meaningful Life would be of interest and value to a reader regardless of religious affiliation or degree of belief.

Table of Contents

1Body and Soul3
9Home and Family74
10Health and Fitness85
11Work and Productivity93
12Charity and Wealth101
13Aging and Retirement108
14Death and Grieving117
15Pain and Suffering125
16Fear and Anxiety134
17A Day of Life143
21Women and Men178
22Science and Technology188
23Upheaval and Change198
24Our Generation212
26Faith and Reason238
28Philosophy and Practicality261
29Good and Evil269
Epilogue: The Rebbe as the Messiah?296
References and Notes307
Selected Bibliography315