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Lubavich, Hasidic Movement
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Lubavich is a small town in Russia, near Smolensk, which became the common designation of the Hasidic movement (Hasidism), Habad, founded at the end of the 18th century. Seven generations of the Schneursohn family were the spiritual leaders of the people of Lubavich. Rabbi Shneur Salman von Liadi is still today revered as the founder and leader of Habad Hasidism. After his death his disciples elected his son, Rabbi Dov Baer (1773–1827) to lead them. Baer's son, M.M. Schneerson, became known by his nickname Zemach Zedek and established Habad as a major, pow…

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Dan, Joseph, “Lubavich, Hasidic Movement”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13217>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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