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or Chasid

[khah-sid, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed] /ˈxɑ sɪd, ˈhɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ sɪd; Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈsid/
noun, plural Chassidim
[khah-sid-im, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /xɑˈsɪd ɪm, hɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/ (Show IPA).
Related forms
[hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/ (Show IPA),
Chassidism, noun


or Hassidism, Chasidism, Chassidism

[has-i-diz-uh m, hah-si-] /ˈhæs ɪˌdɪz əm, ˈhɑ sɪ-/
noun, Judaism.
the principles and practices of the Hasidim.
Origin of Hasidism Unabridged
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  • The bulwark of Rabbinism and the citadel of chassidism protected them against alien influences.

    Jewish History S. M. Dubnow
  • chassidism replaced Talmudic ratiocination by exalted religious sentiment.

    Jewish History S. M. Dubnow
  • chassidism and its necessary dependence upon the Zaddik offered the masses the means of this forgetfulness of self through faith.

    Jewish History S. M. Dubnow
British Dictionary definitions for chassidism


/ˈhæsɪd; Hebrew xəˈsid/
noun (pl) Chassidim, Chasidim, Hassidim, Hasidim (ˈhæsɪˌdiːm; -dɪm; Hebrew) (xasɪˈdim)
a sect of Jewish mystics founded in Poland about 1750, characterized by religious zeal and a spirit of prayer, joy, and charity
a Jewish sect of the 2nd century bc, formed to combat Hellenistic influences
Derived Forms
Chassidic, Chasidic, Hassidic, Hasidic (həˈsɪdɪk) adjective
Chassidism, Chasidism, Hassidism, Hasidism, noun
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