Wednesday, April 09, 2008
What: Chabad-Lubavitch is a sect of the Hasidic movement in Judaism. Hasidism started with the Baal Shem Tov (Master of the Good Name) in 18th-century Poland and emphasizes giving full meaning to ritual observances in Judaism in the hope of bringing messiah’s arrival closer. The Lubavitch sect which formed Chabad was started 250 years ago in Russia. The Chabad movement itself is an outreach effort to fellow Jews that was started in the 1940s.