Though logically the outcome of Hasidism, in practice Tzaddikism was in many cases its forerunner.
Jacob Joseph Cohen was the first to attempt a literary exposition of the fundamental principles of Hasidism.
At the close of their careers—both died in 1815—the banner of Hasidism floated over the whole of Poland.
The appearance of some miracle-working Tzaddik in a certain neighborhood frequently resulted in wholesale conversions to Hasidism.
A spiritual aristocrat, he was bound to condemn severely the "plebeian" doctrine of Hasidism.
In the South—to speak more exactly, in the Ukraina—Hasidism persisted in the beaten track.
Rabbinism had long been scenting a dangerous enemy in Hasidism.
In Lithuania alone, the stronghold of Rabbinism, Hasidism failed to take root.