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Noun1.Chasid - a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism
Chasidim, Chassidim, Hasidim, Hasidism, Hassidim - a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
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In his early 20s, Matisyahu, born Matthew Miller in 1979, embraced Hasidic Judaism in a deep way and began wearing clothing and a beard that led some fans to identify him as the Reggae Rabbi.
Cass' mother was related to the Valdener Rebbe, which in turn meant that Cass could trace his lineage back to the Ba'al Shem Tov, the mystical rabbi considered to be the founder of Hasidic Judaism.
The heroes of his stories, such as rabbi Yisrael Ben Eliezer who founded Hasidic Judaism, the main strain of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, in the 18th century, may even have God-bestowed supernatural powers such as telepathy or X-ray vision, but only within certain limits.