n. 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
- Modern Hebrew
חב"ד - a Hebrew acronym: CHochma (wisdom), Bina (understanding), Da'at (knowledge)
- 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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