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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.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
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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To our horror, we were shown countless graves ripped open and tombstones lying broken and destroyed in the Gerrer hassidim section of the synagogue," AFSI Director Helen Freedman told Arutz Sheva back in 2014.
Heirs to the Ofakim Hadashim (New Horizons), a group of utopian abstractionists who arrived in Israel during the Palestine mandate, these artists generally rejected the illustrative imagery still typical of a broad reach of modern Israeli art: pictures of stalwart collectivist chalutzim and kibbutzniks, ecstatic dancing Hassidim, Rembrandtish patriarchal rabbis.
43) See "The Hassidim tell a story about the world to come that says everything there will be just as it is here.
Quebecois writer, journalist, and filmmaker Jacques Godbout, for examples, writes, "Nous n'aimons pas voir les hassidim proliferer parce qu'ils nous rappellent qui nous etions, notre repli national, notre refus du siecle, et qu'au temps de l'orthodoxie nous etions solidaires, preoccupes de notre survivance.
On the eve of World War II, he travels incognito to Prague for the Jewish Agency and rescues his sisters and Milena and takes them to Palestine where he is also reunited with his old friend Jiri Langer, chronicler of the life of the Galician Hassidim.
Meme si l'auteur relate que la commission Bouchard- Taylor a tsmoigns de la persistance de certains prsjugss, surtout envers les Hassidim, cette partie se conclut sur une note positive, qui rssume bien l'esprit de l'ouvrage : <<En svitant de se cantonner dans des images traditionnelles et des roles immuables, francophones et juifs ont ainsi ouvert un espace de nsgociation culturelle qui porte dsja ses fruits et qui permet une meilleure reconnaissance de l'apport de chacun dans la ville>> (p.
Because of this, practically all the important rabbis -- both the Hassidim and their opponents - cursed the founders of Zionism.
12) Voir Tommy Chouinard, << La question souleve un tolle >> La Presse [de Montreal] (2 fevrier 2007) A6 ; Gabriel Beland, << Les policieres invitees a s'effacer devant des hassidim >> La Presse [de Montreal] (15 novembre 2006) A5.
Indeed Haynt advocates maintained that Zwi Prylucki didn't want to antagonize anyone, and the paper's avoidance of sharp criticism on any issue actually enhanced its popularity, especially among the Hassidim (about one third of Warsaw's Jewish population) who were opposed to Zionism.
CDATA[ More than 1,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Hassidim and Land of Israel activists toured Samaria over the interim days of the Passover holiday.
Aram Harrow of the University of Bristol in England, along with Avinatan Hassidim and Seth Lloyd of MIT, propose that large data sets of linear equations could be encoded in quantum forms, such as the spins of nuclei, individual atoms or photons.
Ca c'est la partie qui est hassidim, elle ne fait que 12% de toute la population juive, elle ne la represente pas, elle fait partie de la communaute >> (JF1).