Definition of Hassidism

1. Noun. Beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews.

Exact synonyms: Chasidism, Chassidism, Hasidism
Generic synonyms: Orthodox Judaism
Specialized synonyms: Chabad, Chabad Hasidism

Definition of Hassidism

1. Noun. (Judaism) A Jewish movement founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal-Shem-Tov. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hassidism

Hasner's valve
Hatch Slack Kortshak pathway
Hatiora gaertneri
Hatschek's pit

Literary usage of Hassidism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Eve of Redemption by Samuel Max Melamed (1918)
"Many people seek to prove that the Jewish religion is capable of development in the Diaspora, and as proof they point to hassidism. But even they must agree ..."

2. Israel Among the Nations: A Study of the Jews and Antisemitism by Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, Frances Hellman (1895)
"1 The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were, in fact, the age of false Messiahs, and also of the diffusion of hassidism or ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"He was an ascetic, and was a keen opponent of the emotional mysticism which was known as the new hassidism. ..."

4. The Menorah Movement for the Study and Advancement of Jewish Culture and by Intercollegiate Menorah Association (1914)
"... religion, and literature, eg, The Bible, Pharisaism, The Talmud, Mediaeval Hebrew Poetry, hassidism, The Has- kalah Movement, Reformed Judaism. ..."

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