Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (The Lubavitcher Rebbe), 1981
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“Very soon, the entire country should switch, first of all, to energy that can be generated from the sun's rays in the [US] south, which should be supplied to the entire country" [Edited and Translated by Arnie Gotfryd]. As quoted in Mind over matter : the Lubavitcher Rebbe on science, technology and medicine, by Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneersohn, original Hebrew edition compiled by Joseph Ginsburg and Herman Branover; edited and translated into English by Arnie Gotfryd. Jerusalem: Shamir, 2003. p. 257. The talk, given in Yiddish and with English subtitles, is available online at www.chabad.org
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

Why do you think the Lubavitcher Rebbe recommended the use of solar energy?

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Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)