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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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Secretly, Azarya no longer believes in God and wants to leave the isolated community of Hassidim in which he has been raised.
"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.
In fairness to the mitnagdim (the traditionalist opponents of the Hassidim), one would have liked to hear something about this.
Consider 10:04 (2014) by Ben Lerner, who places his novel under the epigraphic sign of Benjamin: "The Hassidim tell a story about the world to come that says everything will be just as it is....
Azaria, A.; Hassidim, A.; Kraus, S.; Eshkol, A.; Weintraub, O.; and Netanely, I.
(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.
In (Hassidim 2009) (Smith 1982), it was shown that the optimal algorithm to choose which location to evict is Furthest in the Future (FITF) algorithm, which evicts the memory location which will be used in the latest possible time.
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. Neither his sisters nor Milena survived the Holocaust or died of natural causes (see Gazda <http://www.zwoje-scrolls.com/zwoje43/text16p.htm>).
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.
In New York, with the Satmar Hassidim. Also in London, in the Solsky community.