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What is Chabad?
Chabad is a Jewish organisation that was started in 1775 by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi.
Up until now, Chabad has seen massive growth all over the world.
And a large part of this growth has been down to the incredible Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Lubavitcher Rebbe).
Today, Chabad helps and invites Jews from all over the world to reconnect their Jewish roots in a welcoming, respectful enviroment.
What Chabad really believes?
Chabad believes in The Torah, and centres a lot of its teaching into the Jewish Soul.
As well as this, Chabad feels a strong need to bring secular Jews back to The Torah. This is why it is very common for Chabad communities to be very hospitable and inviting to all Jews from all walks of life.
"Chabad is not Judaism"
This comment is utterly false. Chabad is based on Jewish teachings.
Jews who learn and teach Chabad ideas are doing an incredible job at spreading Judaism to the wider world and also allowing Jews to feel welcome at a Chabad Synagogue.
Where does Chabad get money?
There are many Chabad houses all over the world.
And an obvious question is: how are all of these houses funded?
Well, first of all, each Chabad house is independant of one another.
All Chabad houses require fundraising and and support from the community to run.
Problems with Chabad
There are no obvious problems with Chabad. Chabad has brought huge numbers of Jews back to spreading positive Judaism and being a light to the other nations.
What does Chabad mean in English?
Chabad in English essentially means: wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
The name Chabad originates from these three words:
- Chochmah (wisdom)
- Binah (understanding)
- Daat (knowledge)
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There you have it!
All about Chabad and the incredible impact it has had in Judaism.
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