Presented by Simon Eder, assisted by Ivor Jacobs
Walk into a Chabad House almost in any part of the world and the late Rabbi Jacobs is held in the highest regard, given his testimony in the court case concerning the ownership of the Chabad library.
This event uncovers the huge controversy surrounding this case that split the family of the man some still consider to be the Messiah. What do we learn of the profound leadership of the late Menachem Mendel Schneerson z”l? Just what lay behind Rabbi Louis Jacobs’ expertise and immense interest in the Lubavitch movement?
Drawing on recently discovered archival material from the trial itself, Simon takes us on a journey charting the history of the movement, unravelling along the way its various power struggles, psychological intrigues and family deceptions! What he asks does the library in question, how it came to be and how it survived say about the Chabad movement.