- 1 Origins in Russia, Ukraine, Poland
- 2 The move to New York
- 3 In Palestine
- 4 People
- 5 Resources
- 6 Notes
Origins in Russia, Ukraine, Poland
The move to New York
Crown Heights - 1991
In 1991, a car accompanying Schneerson's motorcade accidentally struck two Guyanese-American children while attempting to catch up to Schneerson's vehicle. One of the children was killed. The incident triggered the Crown Heights riot.
The Hebron 'massacre'
According to Heilman and Friedman:
- When Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak returned in August 1929, he was convinced that Palestine was not going to work out as a place to locate a Temimim yeshiva, since Arab riots had broken out in Hebron on August 23 and 24 in which nearly seventy Jews, among whom were students of the newly established Slobodka Yeshiva in Hebron, were murdered—all this shortly after he had visited this city of the forefathers... Indeed, there were some suggestions that the Lubavitcher rebbe’s visit to Hebron may have been a precipitating factor in the subsequent rioting there... There is no hard evidence that the riots were in reaction to the visit. However, the fact that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak managed to enter holy places inside the mosque over the burial cave of the patriarchs, which at the time were off-limits for Jewish visitors, and thus jar the status quo in the place would surely have antagonized Muslim zealots in Hebron. The 1929 Arab rioters claimed that their actions were precipitated by what they saw as Jewish efforts to disturb the delicate status quo around holy places in the Holy Land.
Schneerson 'departed the Holy Land on Thursday, August 22', a day before violence erupted.
- Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, who was detained for questioning by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) in connection with the burning of a mosque in Yasuf, a village near Nablus, is head of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar, and is a disciple of Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsberg, who lives in Kfar Chabad.
- Some of the guidelines mentioned at the back of the book in a section entitled "Conclusions - Chapter Five: The Killing of Gentiles in War," include the following: "There is a reason to kill babies [on the enemy side] even if they have not transgressed the seven Noahide Laws [to believe in God, not to commit idolatry, murder, theft or adultery, to set up a legal system, and not to tear a limb from a live animal] because of the future danger they may present, since it is assumed that they will grow up to be evil like their parents."
In the UK
Involvement in fake antisemitic attacks
A CBC report, from October 2020, stated that the Chabad community in Los Angeles provided support to a Jewish couple who faked an antisemitic attack on their cafe in Winnipeg, Canada. In April 2019, the Cafe had allegedly been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti the night before Passover but 6 days later the Police said that they "believed the whole event was staged and the family members were charged." Records of the trial show that the Cafe had mounting financial pressure but the couple who owned the Cafe denied staging the crime. The defence said that the family had since lost their business and home and were "ostracized in Winnipeg in general and within the Jewish community as well." The family remained in America due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 
- Shneur Zalman of Liadi (Alter Rebbe) 1745-1813
- Dovber Schneuri (Mitteler Rebbe) 1773-1827
- Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (Tzemach Tzedek)1789-1866
- Shmuel Schneersohn (Maharash) 1834-1882
- Sholom Dovber Schneersohn (Rashab) 1860-1920
- Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn (Rayatz) 1880-1950
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the Rebbe) 1902-94
- Menucha Rochel Slonim (1798–1888) was a daughter of Rabbi Dovber Schneuri, the second Rebbe of Chabad.
- Her husband's last name was originally Griver, a descendant of Rabbi Moses Isserles
- Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, brother-in-law of Menucah.
- Rabbi Mordechai Dov Slonim, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Slonim both sons of Rabbi Ya’akov Slonim and Rebbetzin Menucha Rochel Slonim
- Rebbetzin Moshke Devora Epstein - daughter of Yehuda Leib Slonim.
- Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Slonim/Jacob Joseph Slonim was the chief Ashkenazi rabbi during the 1929 Hebron 'massacre'.
- Eliezer Dan Slonim, spoke fluent Arabic, was a member on the city council and a director of the Anglo-Palestine Bank.
- Shlomo Slonim (1928-2014) was the grandson of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Slonim and son of Eliezer Dan Slonim. Shlomo Slonim went on to join the Irgun Tzvai Leumi, the Haganah, and the Israel Defense Forces. He worked for Bank Leumi for almost 50 years,
- 1988 documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFSVAueBY9U
- Reviewed by Allan C. Brownfeld https://www.wrmea.org/000-march/book-review-jewish-fundamentalism-in-israel.html
Books and articles
- Berger, David The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference The Littmann Library of Jewish Civilization. 2001, Pages 195.
- Berman, E. (2009). Voices of outreach: The construction of identity and maintenance of social ties among Chabad‐Lubavitch Emissaries. Journal for the scientific study of religion, 48(1), 69-85.
- Bilu, Y. (2020). With Us More Than Ever: Making the Absent Rebbe Present in Messianic Chabad. Stanford University Press.
- Blondheim, M., & Katz, E. (2016). Religion, communications, and Judaism: the case of digital Chabad. Media, Culture & Society, 38(1), 89-95.
- Bloom, S. G. (2000). Postville: A clash of cultures in heartland America. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Cohen, Hillel, 1929: Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2015.
- Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, Limits to Freedom of Speech : The Case of Incitement Les certitudes du droit Certainty and the Law, Les Editions Themis. Universite de Montreal Faculti de draft Centre de recherche en droit public
- Dein, S. (2001). What really happens when prophecy fails: The case of Lubavitch. Sociology of religion, 62(3), 383-401.
- Dein, S., & Dawson, L. L. (2008). The ‘Scandal’of the Lubavitch Rebbe: Messianism as a response to failed prophecy. Journal of Contemporary Religion, 23(2), 163-180.
- Ehrlich, A. M. (2004). The Messiah of Brooklyn: understanding Lubavitch hasidism past and present (Vol. 3). KTAV Publishing House, Inc..
- Elior, R. (1998). The Lubavitch Messianic Resurgence: The Historical and Mystical Background 1939-1996. In Toward the Millennium (pp. 383-408). Brill.
- Etkes, I. (2014). Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady: The Origins of Chabad Hasidism. Brandeis University Press.
- Ferziger, A. S. (2013). From Lubavitch to lakewood: the Chabadization of American orthodoxy. Modern Judaism, 33(2), 101-124.
- Fishkoff, S. (2005). The Rebbe's army: Inside the world of Lubavitch-Chabad. New York: Schocken.
- Friedman, R. I. (1990). The false prophet: Rabbi Meir Kahane; from FBI informant to Knesset member. Hill.
- Katz, M. B. (2010). The visual culture of Chabad. Cambridge University Press.
- Hirschhorn, S. Y. (2017). City on a hilltop: The participation of Jewish-American immigrants within the Israeli settler movement, 1967–1987.Harvard University Press.
- Limonic, L. (2021). The Role of Transnational Actors in the Growth of Chabad-Lubavitch among Argentine Jews. Contemporary Jewry, 41(4), 843-857.
- Mezvinsky, N., & Kolb, J. (2013). Eyes Upon the Land: Chabad Lubavitch on Israel. Religious Studies and Theology, 32(1), 7-21.
- Pace, E. Extreme messianism: the Chabad movement and the impasse of the charisma Horiz. antropol. 13 (27) • June 2007 • https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-71832007000100003
- Ravitzky, A. (1994). The contemporary Lubavitch Hasidic movement: Between conservatism and messianism. Accounting for fundamentalisms: The dynamic character of movements, 4, 303-327.
- Rigg, B. M. (2004). Rescued from the Reich. New Haven, CT:Yale University Press.
- Russ, S. M. (1981). The'Zionist Hooligans': The Jewish Defense League. City University of New York.
- Satherley, T. (2014). ‘The Simple Jew’: The ‘Price Tag’Phenomenon, Vigilantism, and Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh’s Political Kabbalah. Melilah: Manchester Journal of Jewish Studies (1759-1953), 10(1), 57-91.
- Shahak, I. and Norton Mezvinsky Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel London: Pluto Press,1999, 176 pp.
- Tworek, W. (2017). Between hagiography and historiography: Chabad, scholars of Hasidism, and the case of the portrait of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liady. East European Jewish Affairs, 47(1), 3-27.
- Heilman, S., & Friedman, M. (2010). The Rebbe: the life and afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Princeton University Press. p. 108.
- The latter claims are supported by the following sources: Letter to Judge Gad Frumkin, who had accompanied Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak in Palestine, in Gad Frumkin, The Way of the Judge in Jerusalem (Tel Aviv: Dvir, 1955), 308–11. Ehud Ein-Gal, “Ten Days before the Massacre,” Haaretz Musaf, August 20, 2004.
- Chabad, Cause and Effect.
- Kelly Geraldine Malone, Warrant issued for Winnipeg family charged with staging hate crime at café, CBC, 6 October 2020, archived on 11 April 2021