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1983: Mankind
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The Man and the Century:
A Timeline Biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

1983: Mankind

In 1983, the Rebbe expanded his outreach campaign beyond the Jewish community to embrace all of mankind.

He instructed his Chassidim to introduce the world to the Torah’s universal guide to life for all of mankind.

In his talks that year, the Rebbe explained that in addition to its function as a blueprint for Jewish living, there is also a universal side to Torah law: seven principles, addressed to all inhabitants of earth, which establish a code of civilized and moral behavior predicated upon a belief in G-d.

As G-d’s “light unto the nations,” it had always been the Jew’s mission to bring all peoples of the world to a belief in G-d. For many centuries, however, the circumstances of our exile did not allow this to be done. Now, said the Rebbe, is the time to revitalize this long-dormant aspect of our role as a people.