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Chasidim of Lubawicze

The Chasidim of Lubawicze [Yiddish, Lubavitcher Chasidim - also known as ChaBaD, from the Hebrew, Chokhma, Bina, Dea = Wisdom, Understanding, Cognition - the three sephiroth comprising the first phase of the emanation of God, the beginning of the creation of the world; they are also three virtues particularly valued by this Chasidic community] - A Lithuanian branch of Chasidism founded by Shnuer Zalman (1747-1813) of Lyady (Ladow) [currently in Belarus - Ed.].
His son and successor, Dov Ber Shnirson (Schneersohn, 1773-1827), brought his seat from Ladow to Lubawicze [Lubavichi, in present-day Belarus - Ed.]. ChaBaD's teachings were more systematic than those of other branches of Chasidism. It emphasized studying the Torah, and had strong pantheistic themes. The teachings were also marked by a conviction that the material world does not have a real existence, and that everything is God: "From the perspective of divine substance, which supports us, we do not exist, just as no rays of sunshine exist within the sun itself." These principles were presented in the writings of Shneur Zalman Tanj (1796), which continue to be studied by the followers of ChaBaD even today. The work's title is an Aramaic phrase used in the Talmud to indicate that teachings of the tannaim not included in the Mishnah were being cited.
In 1940, the tzaddik Josef Yitzhak Schneersohn (Sznejersohn, 1902-48) made it to the Soviet Union and then to the United States, where ChaBaD's main center continues to be located to this day. There is also a large group of followers in Israel. ChaBaD is the largest branch of Chasidim, and the only one that conducts missionary work, especially among assimilated Jews, but also in the former Soviet Union.

The last Chasidic tzaddik of Lubawicze was the nephew of Josef Yitzhak, Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (1902-94), a graduate of the Sorbonne, whom his followers proclaimed to be the Messiah.
(A.C., H.W./CM)

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