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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #200 on: July 28, 2015, 12:38:22 AM »
Just saw your question now because the thread just got bumped. The answer is a definitive yes, you should read the books. In my opinion it is almost impossible to follow all the characters without reading the books and understanding who is who and what is what. Just a note that as of the last season the HBO writers have basically taken a shortcut and changed parts of the story.
With a few slight spoilers to the books, the show ended exactly where ADOD left off.
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« Reply #201 on: July 28, 2015, 01:06:17 PM »
just found this thread, but some of the best novels i've read in my life is the Bourne trilogy by Ludlum... simply unreal.

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« Reply #202 on: October 25, 2015, 07:11:17 PM »
Just read מטלז עד מטלז
The daily diary of R Chaim Stein from the war years.

A fascinating "inside look"

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« Reply #203 on: October 25, 2015, 08:26:17 PM »
As long as I Live has got to be one of greatest inspirational books ever. this mans life causes us to appreciate the health we all (hopefully!) have and if , chalila lo aleinu, one doesn't, one can learn how extraordinarily steadfast this man clings to Hashem and how we must also. (the book writes that Rav Chaim Kaniefsy read the book and said its a ''must read'')
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« Reply #204 on: October 25, 2015, 09:09:42 PM »


As long as I Live has got to be one of greatest inspirational books ever. this mans life causes us to appreciate the health we all (hopefully!) have and if , chalila lo aleinu, one doesn't, one can learn how extraordinarily steadfast this man clings to Hashem and how we must also. (the book writes that Rav Chaim Kaniefsy read the book and said its a ''must read'')

Iv been meaning to read this.
Is it an easy read or long and drawn out?

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« Reply #205 on: October 26, 2015, 12:11:08 AM »
Just read מטלז עד מטלז
The daily diary of R Chaim Stein from the war years.

A fascinating "inside look"
That's on top of my list

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« Reply #206 on: October 26, 2015, 03:31:41 PM »

Iv been meaning to read this.
Is it an easy read or long and drawn out?
Easy read.

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« Reply #207 on: November 17, 2015, 10:51:18 PM »
I'm in middle of the prime ministers, thanks for the suggestion, so far it's great

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« Reply #208 on: March 25, 2016, 03:25:36 PM »
For anyone who hasn't read it - and is interested in the history of the relationship between Arab Muslims and Jews - From Time Immemorial by Joan Peters is a must read. 

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« Reply #209 on: March 25, 2016, 04:32:12 PM »
Ally by Michael B Oren is a great read too, behind the scene view of what went on with Obama and Bibi

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« Reply #210 on: November 14, 2016, 05:03:27 PM »
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.
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« Reply #211 on: November 14, 2016, 06:38:17 PM »
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.

Loaded question. Three biographies were recently written, by Rabbis Adin Steinsalz, Joseph Telushkin and Chaim Miller. All three are good but very different styles. The former is written from a more personal angle, the latter two are biographies, albeit not objective ones.

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« Reply #212 on: November 14, 2016, 06:53:51 PM »
As long as I Live has got to be one of greatest inspirational books ever. this mans life causes us to appreciate the health we all (hopefully!) have and if , chalila lo aleinu, one doesn't, one can learn how extraordinarily steadfast this man clings to Hashem and how we must also. (the book writes that Rav Chaim Kaniefsy read the book and said its a ''must read'')

I have this book, it's a nice story, but I didn't feel the life-changing inspired vibes other people describe.

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« Reply #213 on: November 14, 2016, 07:05:09 PM »
Loaded question. Three biographies were recently written, by Rabbis Adin Steinsalz, Joseph Telushkin and Chaim Miller. All three are good but very different styles. The former is written from a more personal angle, the latter two are biographies, albeit not objective ones.

If you had to pick one. For someone who just wants to hear his story and know more about him, which would you buy?
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« Reply #214 on: November 14, 2016, 07:06:09 PM »
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.

Take this for what it's worth: second-hand from reliable (IMHO) sources. Telushkin's is the most "inspiring" hence NYTimes bestseller; MIller's the most "authentic" historical account.

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« Reply #215 on: November 14, 2016, 07:42:55 PM »
If you had to pick one. For someone who just wants to hear his story and know more about him, which would you buy?
I found telushkin's to be the most enjoyable one to read

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« Reply #216 on: November 15, 2016, 06:16:42 PM »
MIller's the most "authentic" historical account.

In style, your source is probably right, but telushkin had access to much more information (documents etc.) than Miller.

I also think telushkin's book went through much more vetting to ensure the accuracy of everything.

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« Reply #217 on: November 15, 2016, 07:21:50 PM »
If you had to pick one. For someone who just wants to hear his story and know more about him, which would you buy?

Learn his Torah, you'll find something that isn't in any biography :) honestly, I wouldn't outright recommend any of the three, though all are an interesting read overall.

I found telushkin's to be the most enjoyable one to read

Same is true for all his books, at least the ones I read.

In style, your source is probably right, but telushkin had access to much more information (documents etc.) than Miller.

I also think telushkin's book went through much more vetting to ensure the accuracy of everything.

Vetted? I'm afraid the people who provided him with documents were selective/biased, same with their "checking for accuracy". But Friedman, Berger, Deutsch etc. are at least equally biased.

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« Reply #218 on: November 15, 2016, 07:29:43 PM »
Loaded question. Three biographies were recently written, by Rabbis Adin Steinsalz, Joseph Telushkin and Chaim Miller. All three are good but very different styles. The former is written from a more personal angle, the latter two are biographies, albeit not objective ones.

Take this for what it's worth: second-hand from reliable (IMHO) sources. Telushkin's is the most "inspiring" hence NYTimes bestseller; MIller's the most "authentic" historical account.

I found telushkin's to be the most enjoyable one to read

In style, your source is probably right, but telushkin had access to much more information (documents etc.) than Miller.

I also think telushkin's book went through much more vetting to ensure the accuracy of everything.


Thanks everyone. I ended up going with Telushkin... because the other was sold out at BookDepository.com and I needed it shipped to Israel.   So that helped choose.


BTW that's a great site for anyone who wants to order any books to be shipped to Israel or other countries.
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« Reply #219 on: November 15, 2016, 11:44:46 PM »
Looking to purchase a book on the Rebbe as a gift. I haven't read any of them myself. Can someone recommend the "best" ones? I know there are many out there.
I know u bought it already, but I found The Rebbe to be very informative and intresting. (I'd assume the style and possibly intentions of the authors is not what your looking for.)
The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson https://g.co/kgs/WwIYAG