Today, the biggest problem for the hasidim is a bunch of “trustafarian” poseurs on bicycles.
But what of the “religious hazard” of which the hasidim speak?
In a matter of minutes, all the hasidim and peasants were dancing furiously with one another.
While hasidim take care of their own, they also get taxpayers to take care of them.
Tunku Varadarajan weighs the arguments of the “trustafarian” poseurs on bicycles and the arguably overdressed hasidim.
In many towns of Lithuania the hasidim became the object of persecution.
Now it was the turn of the hasidim to retaliate on their persecutors.
The ill success of the "hasidim" failed to check the spread of sectarianism in Poland.
The most characteristic trait of the hasidim, however, was their boundless veneration of the "holy" Tzaddiks.
From Vilna the signal was given for a new campaign against the hasidim.
also Chasidim, 1812, adherents of a conservative Jewish religious movement founded 1750 by Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer Baal Shem Tobh, from Hebrew hasidhim, literally "pious ones," plural of hasidh "kind, pious." Earlier used in Hebrew of adherents of an anti-Hellenistic faction during the time of the Maccabean Wars.