The Arrest and Liberation of Rabbi Yosef Y. Schneersohn of Lubavitch in Soviet Russia By Rabbi Dr. Alter B. Metzger (343 Pages)Publisher: Kehot, 1999
Charged with counter-revolutionary activity, specifically, crating an underground network to keep alive the flame of Judaism under the Bolshevik regime, the Rebbe was arrected in 1927 and subjected to harsh imprisionment and brutal interrogation. This newly translated work of the Rebbe's notes and memoirs is the most comprehensive account ever published of this pivotal event in in modern Jewish history. Included are 32 pages of pictures and facsimiles of documents, several in print for the first time. A detailed historical prologue sets the scene for the Rebbe's moving narrative. Extensive notes provide additional background. Appendices include some discussions by Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, z"tl, the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, on the spiritual significance of the events.