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What does the word Chabad stand for?

The word Chabad is a Hebrew acronym for Chachmah, Binah and Da’at, which means wisdom, understanding and knowledge, respectively. In plain English,...

What is the difference between the teachings of Chabad and other Chassidic streams?

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Yehudah: whats the diffrence between the teachings...

What happened on Yud Tet (the 19th of) Kislev?

"A great soul has descended to earth. Shney-Or (two lights): he will spread the light of the Torah in both its revealed and...

Yud Shevat (the 10th of Shevat)

The 10th of Shevat is the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (1880-1950), the sixth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, also known as “the...

Chai Elul (the 18th of Elul)

On the 18th of Elul, we celebrate the birthdays of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. The Baal Shem Tov, founder of the...

What is the Tanya?

Tanya is the name of a book written by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), founder of Chabad chassidism. Rabbi Schneur Zalman called his work...

What is Chabad?

A. Chabad is a movement founded by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (a city in Belarus) about 200 years ago. He was a student of the successor of the...

What's the difference between Chabad and other Chassidism?

An Orthodox Jew is someone who abides by all the commandments of the Torah and all Rabbinic decrees. This description applies to Chabad as well as many...

Why do some Jews attack Chassidim, particularly Chabad?

I believe that the friction that exists today between chassidim and misnagdim is not motivated by ideology. When the chassidic movement was founded by the...