The Rabbi Within Us

One of the great spiritual teachers of our time is Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Though he passed away in 1994, his teachings are as relevant today as they were when he was alive. Rabbi Schneerson had a unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life and to meet them where they were on their spiritual journey. He was a master at helping people find their inner voice – the rabbi within, as he called it. This inner voice is our guide for how to live our lives. The voice knows what we need to do and where to go. When we listen to this voice, we can trust that we are making the right decisions for ourselves, even when those decisions go against the grain. In this article, we will explore some of Rabbi Schneerson’s teachings on finding the rabbi within and how to use our inner voices to guide us on our journey.

Who was Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson?

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson was the Lubavitcher Rebbe, the spiritual leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement since the 1950s. He is often regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern Judaism and was a significant influence in the revival of Orthodox Judaism in the twentieth century. Born in Nikolaev in 1902, he was exposed to religious teachings from a young age. He studied at the famous Tomchei Temimim Yeshiva in Poland and was ordained as a rabbi in 1920. In 1940, he immigrated to the United States and became a leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Rabbi Schneerson was known for his engaging teaching style and ability to connect with people of all faiths and backgrounds. He was committed to helping others on their spiritual journey and encouraging them to find their inner voice, which he called “the rabbi within.”

What can we learn from Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson?

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson taught his followers to be aware of their inner voice, calling this “the rabbi within.” He believed that within each of us lies our good spiritual guide. He encouraged us to listen to this voice, trusting it even when it goes against the grain. He believed that by following our inner voice, we could align ourselves with the highest good and our true purpose. He also taught us to be mindful of our spiritual states. He believed that when connected to our inner selves, we can more easily recognize our strengths and weaknesses and use them to better ourselves and our communities.

How can we find the rabbi within us?

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson taught us that the key to finding the rabbi within us is to be mindful of our inner dialogue. We can start by taking time each day to slow down and pay attention to what is happening within us. We can also use the tools of meditation and journaling to explore our inner selves and to track any thoughts, feelings, or sensations that arise. As we become more aware of our inner dialogue, we can recognize patterns and become more attuned to the rabbi’s voice. Another way to find the rabbi within us is to surrender to our spiritual connection. We can practice letting go of the noise of the external world and connect with the peace and love within us. This connection can help us be more mindful of our needs and desires and open to the guidance of our inner wisdom. Finally, we can serve others and recognize the inner rabbi in each of us. Through service, we can experience a deeper connection to our spiritual selves and recognize the wisdom of those around us. By being mindful, embracing our spiritual connection, and serving others, we can find the rabbi within us and learn to lead a more meaningful and connected life.


Finding the rabbi within is a lifetime process that can help us lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. By listening to and trusting the voice of our inner wisdom, we can tap into a deeper level of spiritual guidance and connection. Through mindfulness, surrender, and exploration, we can access the rabbi within us and be inspired to live our best lives.

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson teaches us that there is a rabbi inside each of us. We must never stop the search for wisdom because it is only through wisdom that we can find the truth. The Rabbi inside each of us is the source of wisdom and guidance. We should never stop searching for wisdom, and we should never give up on ourselves. We can find the Rabbi inside us by listening to our inner voice and being open to new ideas and ways of thinking.

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