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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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It opened by linking present and past, with the timelessness (and timeliness) of a Hasidic outlook: "Shlomo Carlebach is at once a trend and a tradition, a remarkable musical experience: remarkable in that he is able to reflect the cherished radiance of Chassidism with such simplicity and ease, remarkable in that he can kindle a new fire in many a young, estranged and hungry heart.
She tells Mickey her name is Hopalong Cassidy and that she's a real cowgirl and in return he tells her that his name is Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov--"the master of the good name," and the founder of Chassidism.
Chapter 1, entitled "Einheit--Der Eine" (35-54), is devoted to an exploration of the question of unity (including poetic unity), the problem of multilinguality, the meaning of the sacredness of the Jewish language, and the Jewish tradition more generally (including Chassidism, mysticism, and the Jewish past in South-central Europe, especially the Bukovina), through the prism of such Celan poems as "Die Zahlen," "Bei Wein und Verlorenheit," and "Auch mich.