Challenge: an encounter with Lubavitch-Chabad

Front, Charles, and Kleinman, Zalman London: Lubavitch Foundation of Great Britain, 1970. Hardcover. xiii, [1], 329, [1] p. List of Contributors. Glossary. Illustrations. This work offers both the the friends of Lubavitch-Chabas and to those who have not yet encountered it, and introduction to its history, philosophy, and activities. From Wikipedia: "Chabad, also known as Habad, Lubavitch, and Chabad-Lubavitch, is a Hasidic movement. Chabad adheres to the Orthodox practice of Judaism. Founded in Russia in 1775, Chabad is today one of the world's largest and best-known Hasidic movements. Its official headquarters are currently located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. Organizationally, it is the largest Jewish religious organization in the world today. The name "Chabad" is a Hebrew acronym for Chochmah, Binah, Da'at: "Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge". The name "Lubavitch" (meaning the "Town of Love") is the popular name for the Russian village Lyubavichi where the movement's leaders lived for over 100 years. The Chabad movement represents a school of thought established and led by a dynasty of Hasidic rebbes. The Chabad movement was founded in the late 18th century by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the first rebbe of Chabad. The movement was based in Lyubavichi (Lubavitch) for over a century, beginning with the second rebbe, Rabbi Dovber Schneuri, until the fifth rebbe, Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn. The movement was briefly centered in the cities of Rostov-on-Don, Riga, and Warsaw. From the start of World War Two until the present day, the movement's center has been in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Chabad maintains a network of over 3, 600 institutions in over 1, 000 cities, spanning 70 countries. Chabad institutions provide outreach to unaffiliated Jews, as well as religious, cultural and educational activities at Chabad run community centers, synagogues, schools and camps. The movement is thought to number between 40, 000 to 200, 000 adherents, and up to one million Jews attend Chabad services at least once a year. An adherent of Chabad is called a Chabad Chasid (or Hasid), a Lubavitcher, a Chabadnik‎ ), or a Chabadsker Chabad's adherents follow Chabad traditions and prayer services based on Lurianic kabbalah Chabad teachings." Condition: Very good in good dust jacket. Inscribed by Rabbl Samuel Lizt. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips.

Keywords: Menachem Schneerson, Lubavitch, Chassidism, Baal Shem Tov, Dovber, Jews, Merkos, Ahavas Yisroel, Israel, Torah, Herman Wouk

ISBN: 9780901927033

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