Chabad

Pronunciations

chabad (chuh-BAHD) listen
chabad (chah-BAHD) listen

Definitions

  • 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.

Example Sentences

  • 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

Etymology

  • 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)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

      Alternative Spellings

      Habad

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