Chief Librarian of Rebbe’s Library Gives an Inside Look

In a newly released publication, Rabbi Berel Levine, Chief Librarian of the Rebbe’s library, gives a glimpse into his decades of work in the library and the Rebbe’s involvement. Download here.  

By reporter

A newly released publication opens a window into the work that went into building and maintaining the Central Chabad Library, and the Rebbe’s involvement in each detail.

Published by Chief Librarian Rabbi Berel Levin, the work details the decades of the author’s work for the Rebbe, and the Rebbe’s answers, instructions and guidance regarding the library, publishing Torah and other subjects.

Titled ‘Avodas Hakodesh Etzel Harrabi Milubavitch’ – Holy Service by the Rebbe, it was originally published in a limited edition in 5755. A new edition, with many new and exciting additions, was just recently published and is being made available free online.

“After Gimmel Tammuz, I took a pause from my work in the library to review the decades that I worked for the Rebbe, and the detailed guidance, advice and answers I received in answer to to my questions, covering virtually every detail of my work,” Rabbi Levine recalls.

“In the winter of 5755, I printed a small booklet containing these ma’anos and answers from the Rebbe. I did not expand on the background of each response, nor did I print much from my letters upon which the Rebbe responded. I also only included a limited number of photographs of the Rebbe’s handwritten responses,” he said.

“The booklet was printed in a limited number of copies, since its entire purpose is only for myself and my close friends,” he added. “Twenty-eight years have passed since then, during which interest in the Rebbe’s words has only grown, and many have requested that I reprint the booklet.”

The new edition, published last week, contains many ma’anos that were not included in the original edition, the text of the Rabbi Levine’s letters, and many details regarding the topics the Rebbe was writing about.

With more than 700 ma’anos of the Rebbe, 500 of them with photos of the original handwritten response, the publication is a treasure of guidance from the Rebbe, and a window into decades of an unique connection.

Click here to download the full booklet.

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