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Chabad-Lubavitch

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Chabad-Lubavitch: A chassidic movement founded by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi in the latter part of the 18th century that emphasizes the importance of "Chabad," an acronym for “Chochmoh, Binah, Da’at” (wisdom, understanding and knowledge); the concept of studying and understanding G-d and His relationship with the world. Lubavitch is the name of the townlet in the county of Mohilev, White Russia, which served as the center of the Chabad Chassidism for four generations.
Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, or the Alter Rebbe as he is affectionately know by his chassidim (followers of the chassidic movement), succeeded Rabbi Dovber, the Maggid of Mezritch, as the leader of the movement founded by the Baal Shem Tov. As a child p...
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