Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson served as Grand Rabbi or "Rebbe" of the Chabad Chassidic dynasty. Under his leadership, the previously small and exclusive Chassidic group expanded into a major force, whose influence was even felt in the non-Jewish world. A substantial portion of his disciples began to seriously contemplate whether he was the Messiah. “Dr. Alon Dahan's study on the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, is the most comprehensive, methodical and in-depth analysis yet written about this individual, who has served as a central figure in the spiritual world of twentieth century Jewry.” Prof. Joseph Dan, Israel Prize Laureate, Hebrew University “…Dr. Dahan’s study is unique in its clarity and systematic as it explores and explains the foundations of Messianic spiritualism and its global, societal influence from its inception after World War II until today...” Prof. Rachel Elior, Jewish Philosophy professor, Hebrew University “…The Final Redeemer will take the reader to the depths of the Messianic
drama, the theosophical structure and messianic consciousness existing within Hassidism and the entire Jewish community…” Prof. Yoram Bilu, Israel Prize Laureate, Hebrew University …Alon Dahan has provided us with a comprehensive work about the man he studied.
The author delved into books and tractates that no researcher before him has included and has shared with us the Rebbe’s visions and teachings. Guy Kantor, Journalist Dr. Alon Dahan is a lecturer of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2007, he was awarded the Schlomiuk Prize.