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Brooklyn, New York

770 Eastern Parkway

Headquarters of the world's fourth largest Hassidic sect and the first of many "770s" around the world. 

Hasidic Jews are a familiar sight in New York. What many people don’t know is that Brooklyn is home to the headquarters of one of the most significant offshoots of Hasidic Judaism, the Chabad-Lubavitch sect. 

770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn is home base for the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Judaism which places a living Rabbi in a line of succesion as being close to a god and the one true leader of the Chabad-Lubavitchers.    The 770 building holds such significance for this branch of the Orthodox Jewish movement that a number of exact 770 replicas have been built around the world, including in Los Angeles, New Brunswick, Australia, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, and Israel.

The image of the building can often be found on items around Chabad-Lubavitch households and Tefillin bags bearing the image of the building have become very popular Bar Mitzvah gifts for Lubavitcher boys.

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Half a block from the 2,3,4,5 Kingston Ave.

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Oliver Hong
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