A member of a Hasidic sect founded in Russia in the late 1700s that stresses the importance of religious study.
A member of a Hasidic group (Lubavitch) that emphasizes outreach services directed at nonobservant and unaffiliated Jews.
Origin of lubavitcher
- Yiddish Libavitsher from Libavitsh , Jewish town in Russia where the movement originated
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition