Chabad rabbi to discuss book about Rebbe

Rabbi Yossie Shemtov, regional director of Chabad Tucson, will lead a discussion of a new book about his spiritual mentor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneer­son, on Wednesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at 5130 E. Broadway.

Shemtov will share his personal thoughts on “Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History,” written by best-selling author Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and published by HarperCollins.

Raised and educated in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., home to the Rebbe and world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Shemtov will discuss why no one has succeeded Schneerson and how his universal teachings continue to inspire Jews and non-Jews alike, from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

The event is free. For more information, call 881-7956 or email info@ChabadTucson.com.