- an outreach-oriented branch of Hasidic Judaism that follows the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Chabad has thousands of branches around the world, including at many college campuses.
- Students at UC San Diego love to go to the Chabad rabbi's home for Shabbat dinner.
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew
חב"ד - a Hebrew acronym: CHochma (wisdom), Bina (understanding), Da'at (knowledge)
Who Uses This
Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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