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 (lo͝o-bä′vĭ-chər, lo͞o′bə-vĭch′ər)
A member of a Hasidic sect founded in Russia in the late 1700s that stresses the importance of religious study.

[Yiddish Libavitsher, from Libavitsh, Jewish town in Russia where the movement originated.]

Lu·ba′vitch·er adj.


(ˈlu bəˌvɪtʃ ər, luˈbɑ vɪ tʃər)

1. a member of a missionary Hasidic movement founded in the 1700s by Rabbi Shneour Zalman of Lyady.
2. of or pertaining to the Lubavitchers or their movement.
[< Yiddish lubavitsher, after Lubavitsh (< Byelorussian Lyubavichi) a town that was the center of the movement, 1813–1915]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Lubavitcher - a member of the Lubavitch movement; a follower of Chabad Hasidism
Chabad, Chabad-Lubavitch, Lubavitch movement, Lubavitch - a large missionary Hasidic movement known for their hospitality, technological expertise, optimism and emphasis on religious study
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
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The late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, stated many times he believes that we are the generation of Mashiach.
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From the 1950s until his death in 1994, Menachem Mendel Schneerson--revered by his followers worldwide simply as the Rebbe--built the Lubavitcher movement from a relatively small sect within Hasidic Judaism into the powerful force in Jewish life that it is today.
Casting a broad net and a sharp eye, Shandler's account opens with an analysis of how sound recordings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed liturgy into repertoire and would-be daveners (worshippers) into an audience, and concludes with a look at how Lubavitcher Hasidim at the dawn of this century presciently made use of the internet to nurture a global, if virtual, sense of community in the wake of its rebbe's death.
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