Watch an excerpt of JEM’s “A Movement on Trial.” This documentary pulls back the curtain on the fascinating saga of the violation of Lubavitch’s sacred manuscripts and books – and their ultimate triumph
“For all generations…this should be established as an auspicious day” – The Lubavitcher Rebbe, 5 Teves 5748
From the Rebbe’s first public references to the theft of Lubavitch’s treasured manuscripts in the summer of 1985, it was clear that this was not merely a legal challenge, but also as a spiritual struggle over the soul of the movement, and over the very definition of what a Rebbe is.
A Movement on Trial begins to pull back the cover on a painful yet fascinating saga. The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s ultimate victory – or in the Rebbe’s words, “the victory of the books” – and the celebration that followed have been forever enshrined in the narrative of the Lubavitch movement in modern times.
Experience events as they unfold, together with Chasidim at 770 – from the Rebbe’s first talk on the subject through the court battle, the victory, the books’ return, and the Rebbe’s post-victory addresses on the subject.
The complete documentary is available to purchase at the JEMStore.com, and at Judaica stores.