What is the response of the Lubavitcher rabbinate (as in Lubavitcher rabbis in general, I am not referring to any specific rabbinical body) to the new book on the Rebbe zt"l by Josef Telushkin? Is it perceived to accurately portray the history of the Rebbe's life? Are there any book reviews available online written by prominent Lubavitcher Chasidim?

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    My local Chabad shliach has been enthusiastically promoting the book, so I guess at least as far as that goes, it's kosher mehadrin.
    – Tatpurusha
    Jun 29, 2014 at 16:21
  • Mine, too, @Tatpurusha.
    – msh210
    Jun 29, 2014 at 19:25
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    on the other hand, see collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=30851 and chabadinfo.com/?url=article_en&id=33483 Jun 29, 2014 at 20:06
  • Although the second is more at Rabbi Miller. Jun 29, 2014 at 20:10
  • Same here @Tatpurusha. In fact, he has been praising all 2 or 3 of the recent biographical works on the Rebbe.
    – WAF
    Jun 30, 2014 at 3:03

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chabad.org Lubavitch's primary online voice carries a fine review of the book: http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/2619597/jewish/Biography-of-the-Rebbe-Hits-New-York-Times-Best-Seller-List.htm

It would seem they strongly approve.

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