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  1. Lubavitch, Lubavitch movement, Chabad-Lubavitch, Chabadnoun

    a large missionary Hasidic movement known for their hospitality, technological expertise, optimism and emphasis on religious study

  2. Chabad, Chabad Hasidismnoun

    a form of Hasidism practiced by Lithuanian and Russian Jews under communist rule; the beliefs and practices of the Lubavitch movement


  1. Chabad

    Chabad, also known as Lubavitch, Habad and Chabad-Lubavitch (Hebrew: חב"ד‎), is an Orthodox Jewish Hasidic dynasty. Chabad is one of the world's best-known Hasidic movements, particularly for its outreach activities. It is one of the largest Hasidic groups and Jewish religious organizations in the world. Founded in 1775 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the name "Chabad" (חב״ד‎) is an acronym formed from three Hebrew words—Chochmah, Binah, Da'at (חכמה, בינה, דעת‎): "Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge"—which represent the intellectual underpinnings of the movement. The name Lubavitch derives from the town in which the now-dominant line of leaders resided from 1813 to 1915. Other, non-Lubavitch scions of Chabad either disappeared or merged into the Lubavitch line. In the 1930s, the sixth Rebbe of Chabad, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, moved the center of the Chabad movement from Russia to Poland. After the outbreak of World War II, he moved the center of the movement to the United States. In 1951, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson formally accepted the leadership as the seventh Chabad Rebbe. He transformed the movement into one of the most widespread Jewish movements in the world today. Under his leadership, Chabad established a large network of institutions that seek to satisfy religious, social and humanitarian needs across the world. Chabad institutions provide outreach to unaffiliated Jews and humanitarian aid, as well as religious, cultural and educational activities. Unlike most ultra-Orthodox groups, which are self-segregating, Chabad operates mainly in the wider world and caters to secularized Jews. Prior to his death in 1994, Schneerson was believed by many of his followers to be the Messiah, with his own position on the matter debated among scholars. Messianic ideology in Chabad sparked controversy in various Jewish communities and is still an unresolved matter. Following his death, no successor was appointed as a new central leader. In 2018, Marcin Wodziński estimated that the Chabad movement accounted for 13% of the global Hasidic population. The total number of Chabad households is estimated to be between 16,000 and 17,000. The number of those who sporadically or regularly attend Chabad events is far larger; in 2005 the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reported that up to one million Jews attend Chabad services at least once a year. In a 2020 study, the Pew Research Center found that 16% of American Jews attend Chabad services regularly and semi-regularly.


  1. Chabad

    Chabad is a Hasidic movement within Orthodox Judaism that promotes Jewish outreach and education. It aims to cultivate a deeper connection to Jewish tradition and values, while encouraging individuals to become more observant in their religious practices. Chabad operates through community centers, known as Chabad Houses, which provide various programs, services, and resources to Jews worldwide. This movement places special emphasis on spreading the teachings of Torah and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who was their spiritual leader until his passing in 1994.


  1. Chabad

    Chabad-Lubavitch is a Hasidic movement in Orthodox Judaism. One of the world's larger and best-known Hasidic movements, its official headquarters is in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. The organization is the largest Jewish organization in the world today. The name "Chabad" is an acronym for Chochmah, Binah, Da'at: "Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge." The name "Lubavitch" is taken from the name of the Russian village Lyubavichi where the movement's leaders lived for over 100 years. The name "Lyubavichi" means "Town of Love". The Chabad movement and school of thought was founded in the late 18th century by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi and was based in Lyubavichi, since the time of his son and successor Dovber Schneuri until the fifth Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn moved from the town of Lubavitch to the city of Rostov on the Don River in the autumn of 1915. Eventually his son, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, the sixth leader, fled war-torn Europe for New York in 1940, where he relocated the movement. His son-in-law, the seventh Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, turned the movement into a powerful force within Judaism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chabad in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chabad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Uri Orbach:

    In order to succeed in this battle we must realize that this is yet another struggle between the sons of light and the sons of darkness. And light shall win. (on terrorist attack at the Chabad’s house in India)

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