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 (KHä′sĭd, KHô′-, hä′-)
Variant of Hasid.

Chas·si′dic adj.
Chas·si′dism n.
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Noun1.Chassidism - beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews
Orthodox Judaism - beliefs and practices of a Judaic sect that strictly observes Mosaic law
Chabad Hasidism, Chabad - a form of Hasidism practiced by Lithuanian and Russian Jews under communist rule; the beliefs and practices of the Lubavitch movement
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Gordon's approach, that of the educated Jew to individual and national restoration of the Jewish people, draws not only from the socialist viewpoint and from the Enlightenment, but also from the Bible, kabbalah, and chassidism (5):
5) Some ideas of Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism, and Chassidism, the major Jewish mystic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, are evident in Gordon's Zionist vision, namely that the Jews must generate a personal and national change towards redemption.
He was soon a recognized scholar in all branches of traditional Jewish learning, including Talmud, Kabbala, and Chassidism.