Definition of Chassidism
1. Noun. Beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews.
Generic synonyms: Orthodox Judaism
Specialized synonyms: Chabad, Chabad Hasidism
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Literary usage of Chassidism
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Bloch (1895)
"THE NEW chassidism. The Alliance of Reason with Mysticism—Israel ... of chassidism despite the Persecution of its Opponents. 1750—1786 CK As soon as an ..."
2. History of the Jews by Heinrich Graetz, Philipp Bloch (1895)
"THE NEW chassidism. The Alliance of Reason with Mysticism—Israel ... of chassidism despite the Persecution of its Opponents. ..."
3. The Jewish Communal Register of New York City, 1917-1918 by Jewish Community of New York City, Samuel Margoshes (1918)
"Take, for instance, the case of the Zadik Reb Schmelke, a favorite disciple of the renowned Reb Baer, who made a persistent attempt to introduce chassidism ..."
4. Studies in Judaism: First Series by Solomon Schechter (1896)
"Every other doctrine of chassidism was rapidly pushed into the background and ... This man's conversion to chassidism was an important event for the new ..."
5. Parody in Jewish Literature by Israel Davidson (1907)
"But the later chassidism has given it a distorted and almost exclusive importance wholly out of proportion to the grander and more essential features of ..."
6. The New Era (1872)
"chassidism moves even in a higher sphere in the regions of fancy : the ... Hence, in chassidism, an unlimited rejoicing at religion, even with the most ..."