Firestone was telling me about different charedi subgroups...
Daniel: the lubavitcher rebbe was chabad's longtime figurehead
Daniel: who they worshiped as a messiah
Sharmin: oh. what is a rebbe?
Sharmin: is it like a rabbi?
Daniel: yes but it's more, besides adding lolcat
Daniel: it's like, general leader
Daniel: it originated as an integrated political/religious community leader in the shtetls