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Major Chabad Families

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  • Admor Shneur Zalman of Liadi Boruchovitch (1745 - 1812)
    Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי‎) (September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812 O.S.), was an Orthodox Rabbi, and the founder and first Rebbe of Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism, then ba...
  • Yehuda Leib Schneersohn, of Kopust (1811 - 1866)
    האדמו"ר מקאפוסט, רבי יהודא לייב שניאורסון (1808 - 1866) (המהרי"ל מקאפוסט) הוא בנו של הצמח צדק, רבי מנחם מענדל שניאורסון, שהיה האדמו"ר השלישי של חב"ד.נולד בשנת תקס"ח (1808). הוא היה בנו השני של ה'צמח צד...
  • Chaim Benzion Raskin (1864 - 1939)
  • Aharon Tumarkin (deceased)
    Born on the 17th of Tishrei. Rav in Babinovitsh, Shvintzyan, Chotimsk, and Kharkov.
  • Chaim Tzvi Lipsker (b. - 1932)

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