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A Movement on Trial
A Movement on Trial


The theft of Lubavitch’s treasured manuscripts and the Rebbe’s response to the challenge.

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“For all generations…this should be established as an auspicious day”
– The Rebbe, 5 Teves 5748

From the Rebbe’s first public references to the theft of Lubavitch’s treasured manuscripts in the summer of 1985, it was clear that this was not merely a legal challenge, but also as a spiritual struggle over the soul of the movement, and over the very definition of what a Rebbe is.

A Movement on Trial begins to pull back the cover on a painful yet fascinating saga. The Rebbe’s ultimate victory – or in the Rebbe’s words, “the victory of the books” – and the celebration that followed have been forever enshrined in the narrative of the Lubavitch movement in modern times.

Experience events as they unfold, together with Chasidim at 770 – from the Rebbe’s first talk on the subject through the court battle, the victory, the books’ return, and the Rebbe’s post-victory addresses on the subject.

  • Subtitles in English, Hebrew, French, Russian, Spanish and Potuguese
  • Approximate Running Time: 56 minutes

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