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Ha·sid

or Has·sid also Chas·sid  (KHä′sĭd, KHô′-, hä′-)
n. pl. Ha·si·dim or Has·si·dim also Chas·si·dim (KHä-sē′dĭm, KHô-, hä-)
A member of a Jewish mystic movement founded in the 18th century in eastern Europe by Baal Shem Tov that reacted against Talmudic learning and maintained that God's presence was in all of one's surroundings and that one should serve God in one's every deed and word.

[From Hebrew ḥāsîd, pious, from ḥāsad, to be kind; see ḥsd in Semitic roots.]

Ha·si′dic adj.
Ha·si′dism n.
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Noun1.Hasidim - 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
Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism - Jews who strictly observe the Mosaic law as interpreted in the Talmud
Chasid, Chassid, Hasid, Hassid - a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism
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Throughout the year, approximately 400,000 people visit the Cambria Heights site, many of them, not Hasidim or even Jewish, the spokesman said.
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The Hasidim emphasized material culture in the performance of a religious life, but the movement has kept its community treasures within the dynastic families, says Goldman-Ida, and when isolated pieces of visual culture have occasionally reached public collections, museums have generally treated then as historical objects or works of art rather than as constructive of religion.
It is a masterly, bold and impressive treatise that is compelling for scholars as well as for those interested in Hasidim and Hasidic origins and culture.
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Ultra-orthodox Jews, more precisely--the Hasidim." A town meeting aired the following complaints about the "unreasonable" demands of the "ever-growing" number of Hasidic Jews:
Reb Simcha Bunem took several hasidim with him and left on the journey.
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Note three phenomena in these rulings: Maimonides ruled that the acceptance of the Noahide Laws (sheva mitzvot) was a requirement for salvation; he shifted the language of the Tosefta and Talmud from "tzaddikim"--righteous ones--and substituted the noun "hasidim"--pious ones; and he added the caveat in the selection from the "Laws of Kings"--not found elsewhere--that the pious non-Jews must accept the seven Noahide Laws as divinely revealed if they were to gain the next life's rewards.
Demonstrators were mostly from two factions of Satmar Hasidim, an anti-Zionist sect within the ultra-Orthodox community whose members are typically at odds but came together on this issue.