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

Chas·si′dic adj.
Chas·si′dism n.
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(ˈhæsɪd; Hebrew xəˈsid) ,






n, pl Chassidim, Chasidim, Hassidim or Hasidim (ˈhæsɪˌdiːm; -dɪm; Hebrew xasɪˈdim)
1. (Judaism) a sect of Jewish mystics founded in Poland about 1750, characterized by religious zeal and a spirit of prayer, joy, and charity
2. (Judaism) a Jewish sect of the 2nd century bc, formed to combat Hellenistic influences
Chassidic, Chasidic, Hassidic, Hasidic adj
ˈChassidˌism, ˈChasidˌism, ˈHassidˌism, ˈHasidˌism n
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Noun1.Chassid - 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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Chabad Spokesman Rabbi Moni Ender is pained that such a thing could happen in Israel: "Unfortunately, a Chabad Chassid suggested that a Jew put on tefillin and an elderly woman with whom this apparently did not fit in with what she was used to started cursing and insulting.
Reform rabbi Jacob Sonderling had, for example, sought "a synthesis between the straight lines of rationalistic Misnagdism and the mystical aesthetism of the Hasid" shortly after his 1923 arrival in the United States, and he became a strong proponent of "neo-Chassidic" worship "to penetrate the channels of the five senses to the soul of man." (20) Meyer Levin's T932 book The Golden Mountain retold tales of the Baal Shem Tov, crediting sculptor Marek Szwarc, one of his major sources, as "a true Chassid" whose identity persisted despite his 1919 conversion to Catholicism.
Israel Lipshutz who included it in his commentary on the Mishnah, Tiferet Yisrael, was not a chassid).
Joseph Pikkel, (1,2) Otzem Chassid, (1) Yumna Busool, (1) Ward Srour, (1) Adi Sharabi-Nov, (3) and Itzchak Beiran (4,5)