In 1940 Chabad had begun its inception in the United States, there at the very beginning was Rabbi Dr. Nissan Mindel who had documented and preserved much of the history of Chabad in America. Today, after much anticipation and great demand, a book devoted to these works will be published.
This new book is described to be of unique and unprecedented scope, affording a glimpse into the activities, letters and literature of the Chabad Rabbeim in America and the many personalities and events they affected and shaped.
Based on the works of Rabbi Dr. Nissan Mindel, who served both Chabad Rabbeim – the Frierdiker Rebbe and the Rebbe – as personal secretary responsible for their correspondence in several languages, as their emissary on countless missions and as prolific author of Chassidic literature for young and old.
Rabbi Mindel accurately recorded, documented and preserved much of the history of Chabad in America from its very inception in 1940 and for the next several decades, a person who merited both a professional and personal relationship with the Rabbeim.
The books contain original documents, letters, articles and photos that shed light on the founding of Chabad in America and its subsequent growth over the years into the Chabad so many have come to admire and love not only for the discerning Chabad Chossid but also, due to its universal appeal , for all who have on some level experienced Chabad and appreciate its mind and heart. A book that is certain to touch the soul.
This book, titled “Chabad In America Through The Folders Of Nissan Mindel – Vol. I” is being published thanks to the efforts of Rabbi Shalom Ber Schapiro, son-in-law of Rabbi Mindel and director of Nissan Mindel Publications, and is expected to be published on Gimmel Tamuz, 5773. Volume II will IYH follow shortly thereafter.
“We will keep you updated,” says Rabbi Schapiro “on this and other vital and exciting books of Rabbi Mindel that we are working on. We will continue to fill the great need for more of the Rebbe’s letters with Volume II of “The Letter and Spirit” which will be ready b’h within the next few months and also, the reprinting of Volume I. Additional volumes of The Letter and Spirit will b’h follow.”