Hasidism

[has-i-diz-uhm, hah-si-]
noun Judaism.
the principles and practices of the Hasidim.
Also, Hassidism, Chasidism, Chassidism.


Origin:
Hasid + -ism

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Chassid, Chasid, Hassid or Hasid (ˈhæsɪd, Hebrew xəˈsid, ˈhæsɪd, Hebrew xəˈsid, ˈhæsɪd, Hebrew xəˈsid, ˈhæsɪd, Hebrew xəˈsid)
 
n , pl Chassidim, Chasidim, Hassidim, Hasidim
1.  a sect of Jewish mystics founded in Poland about 1750, characterized by religious zeal and a spirit of prayer, joy, and charity
2.  a Jewish sect of the 2nd century bc, formed to combat Hellenistic influences
 
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hasidism

(from Hebrew hasid, "pious one"), a 12th- and 13th-century Jewish religious movement in Germany that combined austerity with overtones of mysticism. It sought favour with the common people, who had grown dissatisfied with formalistic ritualism and had turned their attention to developing a personal spiritual life, as reflected in the movement's great work, Sefer Hasidim.

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