Definition of Chasidim
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism
Member holonyms: Chasid, Chassid, Hasid, Hassid
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chasidim
Literary usage of Chasidim
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gentile and the Jew in the Courts of the Temple of Christ: An by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger (1906)
"THE chasidim—SADDUCEES—PHARISEES—ESSENES— THERAPEUTE During the wars of the Maccabees, ... The antipodes of these chasidim were the Sadducees. ..."
2. Rome and Jerusalem: A Study in Jewish Nationalism by Moses Hess (1918)
"... of universal history and its storms—Sabbatai Zevi—chasidim—Natural and historical religion—The Jewish Mother—Victor Hugo—Boerne, Baruch, Itzig. ..."
3. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"Comparing the sentences of the earlier chasidim (Ab. i. ... From that period, therefore, we date the alienation of the chasidim—or rather the cessation of ..."
4. A History of the Modern Jews: Or, Annals of the Hebrew Race. From the by Samuel Mosheim Schmucker (1867)
"THE most extraordinary movement which, occurred among the Jews in the eighteenth century was that of the sect termed the chasidim, or the Pious, ..."