Rabbi Chaim Dalfin was born and raised in a Chabad-Lubavitcher family and studied in Chabad yeshivot from the time he was a small child. He attended the Farbrengens of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson for 25 years, and received his rabbinical training at Yeshivat Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch in Brooklyn, New York, where he was a protégé of Rabbi Yoel Kahan, and during which time he studied with numerous Chabad luminaries.
Today, Rabbi Dalfin is an internationally known teacher, historian and ethnographer of Chasidism, and the author of fifty books, including: A Model for Leadership (1998), on the seven Lubavitcher Rebbes; LubavitchSpeak (2012), a dictionary of words, sayings, and colloquialisms of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidism; and Habad Portraits (2014) on interesting people, events and curiosities in Chabad Chasidism.
The Real Shlomo
"Rabbi Chaim Dalfin has undertaken the challenging task of unraveling the secrets of one of the most intriguing Rabbinical personalities of the 20th century, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Rabbi Dalfin is an assiduous researcher, energetically searching for hints and diligently deciphering riddles to try and illuminate the complex personality of Reb Shlomo. He has tracked down dozens of people who knew Reb Shlomo, and his persistent questioning has facilitated interviews of a revelatory nature...He seeks to unravel the secrets of the inner-life of Reb Shlomo..."
Dr. Natan Ophir (Offenbacher)
Author of Rabbi Shlomo Carleback, Life Mission, and Legacy
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