Books in Review

Full Devotion: A Discourse by the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Books in Review

by Mordechai Lightstone - Brooklyn. NY

November 17, 2010

( Kehot Publication Society, the publishing arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, has released new volume in its acclaimed Hasidic Heritage Series. Full Devotion offers a lucid translation of one of the landmark discourses of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory. The discourse was delivered in 1952, just two years after the Rebbe assumed leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

Among the central themes discussed in the discourse is the dialectical tension between the desire to serve G-d with a whole heart, and the concern that love and awe of G-d may inflate the individual’s sense of his own self. Pondering the transient nature of life, the discourse concludes, is a corrective that allows one to turn his focus to his mission in the service of the Creator.

“Every discourse in the Heritage Series offers a self-contained lesson in living a more spiritual, G-dly life,” said Rabbi Yosef B. Friedman of Kehot Publication Society and editor-in-chief of the series. “In this particular discourse, readers may discern the devotion of the Rebbe, as he applied himself to the fulfillment of his mission in his own life.”

Full Devotion is the 26th volume in the Hasidic Heritage Series. 

Mr. Jefferey Cohen, Chairman of Beco Management sponsored the publication of this volume.

The book can be purchased, along with others in the series, at

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