Definition of Chasidism
1. Noun. Beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews.
Generic synonyms: Orthodox Judaism
Specialized synonyms: Chabad, Chabad Hasidism
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chasidism
Literary usage of Chasidism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Its force is felt to the present, since the modern chasidism of Russia and Galicia is the Cabala in its most recent form, and its essence reflects the ..."
2. Rome and Jerusalem: A Study in Jewish Nationalism by Moses Hess (1918)
"As regards the form which chasidism assumed among the Jewish masses of Poland and other Slavonic countries, as well as in Hungary, it is undoubtedly not ..."
3. Jewish Science: Divine Healing in Judaism, with Special Reference to the by Alfred G. Moses (1916)
"In the hour of distress, chasidism furnished a rallying place for the sorely tried Jewish masses of the Southwestern Polish Provinces—The Ukraine. ..."
4. Seminary Addresses and Other Papers by Solomon Schechter (1915)
"... whilst his contact with chasidism and his life as a farmer provided him with a touch of saintliness and simplicity, which became marked features of his ..."
5. Hebrew Union College, and Other Addresses by Kaufmann Kohler (1916)
"Schechter's cradle stood in that portion of Rou- mania which was the hot-bed of chasidism. He himself told me: "The blood of generations of Chasi- runs ..."
6. Annual Convention by Central Conference of American Rabbis (1904)
"... occidental civilization has colored its life and conception of things; Cabalism and chasidism give clear evidence that they have not remained untouched ..."
7. The Book of Delight, and Other Papers by Israel Abrahams (1912)
"This passage in the " Book of the Pious " reminds me of the circumstance under which the originator of the latter-day chasidism, ..."