In 1969, Mr. Zalmon Jaffe, a businessman from the United Kingdom, regaled readers with animated portrayals of his visits with the Rebbe and Rebbetzin with the publication of a book that he titled My Encounter with the Rebbe. With a keen eye for the ironic and unusual, Mr. Jaffe s diaries written intimately and descriptively and sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor would be published yearly, resulting in twenty-six volumes. Counted amongst his loyal readership were none other than the Rebbe and Rebbetzin! Today, these highly acclaimed and voluminous diaries constitute a rare firsthand account of the Rebbe s activities and modern Chabad-Lubavitch history. The current volume (two) to which many unique photographs of the Rebbe have been added compiles Mr. Jaffe's diaries from the years 1973 through 1976.