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Chabad and Russia, Then and Now

Russian Jewry in the Geo-Theological Imagination of Chabad

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Chabad and Russia, Then and Now: Russian Jewry in the Geo-Theological Imagination of Chabad

The founder of Chabad was imprisoned by the Tsar in 1798 and 1801, but yet took a patriotic stance in the war of 1812. In Soviet Russia, intense persecution forced Chabad underground and its center eventually moved to the United States. Nevertheless, Chabad retained a strong active and ideological connection, which has again come to the fore with the fall of the Iron-Curtain.
Chabad-Lubavitch, Soviet Union

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