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Major Chabad Families

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  • Chonon HaLevi Levin (deceased)
    Reb Chonon Halevi Levin from Ukraine and France, stemming from generations of Chabad Chassidim, fought against the Nazis in Stalingrad and against the Finns in Finland. Chonon Levin braved not just the...
  • Yitzchok Dovid Groner (1925 - 2008)
    Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner (18 April 1925 – 7 July 2008) was the most senior Chabad rabbi in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and the director of the Yeshivah Centre. Born in New York, United States ...
  • Dov Ber Levertov (deceased)
  • Chaim Tzvi Lipsker (b. - 1932)
  • Aharon Tumarkin (deceased)
    Born on the 17th of Tishrei. Rav in Babinovitsh, Shvintzyan, Chotimsk, and Kharkov.

This is an umbrella project for all of the major Core Chabad Families, listed by their progenitors below:

Chabad philosophy emphasises mind over emotions. The founder of the Chabad philosophy, Shneur Zalman of Liadi Boruchovitch (1745-1812) developed an intellectual system and an approach to Judaism intended to answer criticisms of Hasidism as anti-intellectual. Through an approach based partly on Kabbalah, Chabad philosophy methodizes an understanding of God.

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Core Chabad Family Progenitors

We could argue for many days over who belongs in the list. The preferred approach is an *inclusive* one. DW