“For all generations…this should be established as an
– 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