Taking a stroll through my local Seforim store, I noticed that there was not one, but three new biographies of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
This is quite strange, considering that biographies are usually written soon after the passing of the individual.
I imagine that there being 3 biographies issued within a short time span, a score after the demise is unprecendented.
Perhaps this is because the subject lived a larger than life existence. Whether one agrees with his Hashkafa or not, he single-handedly revitalized a large segment of Judaism. He made one proud to be a Jew, encouraged one to practice Mitzvos openly, and encouraged followers to set up shop in the most far-flung places of the globe.
Or perhaps it is because he hasn't reappeared in over 2 decades that makes people realize he is not coming back.
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