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Is Chabad Lubavitch?

Cryptic though it may sound, Lubavitch is Chabad, but Chabad is not only Lubavitch.

By LEVI COOPER   AUGUST 16, 2012 14:27

Is Chabad Lubavitch? Is Lubavitch Chabad? Are the two terms – “Chabad” and “Lubavitch” – synonymous? Chabad is an acronym; Lubavitch is a town. Chabad represents a hassidic philosophy; Lubavitch the ancestral home of a hassidic court. They are not synonymous. Cryptic though it may sound, Lubavitch is Chabad, but Chabad is not only Lubavitch.
Chabad is an acronym for hochma (wisdom), bina (understanding), da’at (knowledge) – the three intellectual faculties in the kabbalistic system of viewing the world. The acronym refers to the school of hassidic thought pioneered by one of the early and influential hassidic masters, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Lyady (1745-1812). Rabbi Shneur Zalman taught that the mind must rule over the heart; it is the intellect that should define our relationship with the Almighty. This school focuses on developing a methodological approach to understanding God. The seminal text of the Chabad school of thought is Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s Tanya, which was first printed in 1797.

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Shneur Zalman was born in 1745 in the small town of Liozna, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (present-day Belarus). He was the son of Baruch, great5-grandson of the mystic and philosopher Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the "Maharal of Prague". He was a prominent (and the youngest) disciple of Dov Ber of Mezeritch, the "Great Maggid", who was in turn the successor of the founder of Hasidic Judaism, Yisrael ben Eliezer, known as the Baal Shem Tov.

Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Hebrew: שניאור זלמן מליאדי, September 4, 1745 – December 15, 1812 O.S. / 18 Elul 5505 – 24 Tevet 5573), 

"Shneur Zalman of Liadi" = 1114 (Jewish)
"Shneur Zalman of Liadi" = 88 (Jewish Reduction)

From and including: Thursday, December 17, 1936
To, but not including Friday, April 17, 2020
Result: 30,437 days
Or 83 years, 4 months excluding the end date.
Or 1000 months excluding the end date.
4348 weeks and 1 day
8338.90% of a common year (365 days)

From Pope birth to 4/17/20
30437/27.322 = 1114.01068736
"Shneur Zalman of Liadi" = 1114 (Jewish)

"Shneur Zalman" = 1015 (Jewish)
"Rabbi Shneur Zalman" = 1109 (Jewish)
"Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi" = 1208 (Jewish)

"שניאור זלמן מליאדי" = 51 (Hebrew Reduction)
"שניאור זלמן מליאדי" = 168 (Hebrew Ordinal)
"שניאור זלמן מליאדי" = 789 (Hebrew Gematria)
"שניאור זלמן מליאדי" = 1439 (Hebrew Soffits)

"54° 36′ 1″ N, 31° 10′ 4″ E" = 73 (Jewish)
"54° 36′ 1″ N, 31° 10′ 4″ E" = 47 (English Ordinal)
"54° 36′ 1″ N, 31° 10′ 4″ E" = 117 (Satanic)
"54.600278, 31.167778" = 72 (English Ordinal)

"Lyady Belarus" = 1223 (Jewish)
"Lyadi Belarus" = 48 (Full Reduction)
"Lyadi Belarus" = 832 (Jewish)

Lyady was founded in the 17th century. It was located on the road connecting Moscow and Warsaw. It is located near the Mereya River, once the border between Russia and Poland and later between the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.[1]

Jewish population
Lyady used to have a predominantly Jewish population. It was the center of Chabad chasidism for over a decade. The first rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi settled there at the invitation of Prince Stanisław Lubomirski, voivode of the town, after his second imprisonment in 1800. He left the town in 1812, fleeing the French Invasion under Napoleon.

After the German occupation of Belarus in the Second World War, the town's Jews were gathered into a ghetto. On April 2, 1942, the Germans and collaborators killed more than 2,000 Jews in the ghetto.[1]

After a six-day battle from October 3–8, 1943, Lyady was cleared of German forces by the reinforced 30th Guards Rifle Division of 10th Guards Army.[,_Vitebsk_Region


  1. The 18th of Elul is the birthday of two “great luminaries,” the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe.

    1. Shneur Zalman of Liadi birthday 9/4/1745
      Sat, 4 September 1745 = 7th of Elul, 5505
      Subtract the 13 days for the Julian calendar change.
      Sun, 22 August 1745 = 24th of Av, 5505

      From and including: Thursday, August 22, 1745 (Julian calendar in United States. Change Country)
      To, but not including Wednesday, September 4, 1745 (Julian calendar in United States. Change Country)
      Result: 13 days