Definition of Hasidim
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
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hasidim
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Literary usage of Hasidim
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, from the Earliest Times Until the by Simon Dubnow (1920)
"... I 373 hasidim of, rejoice over death of Gaon, I 375 Kahal elders of, ... I 375 f hasidim arrested in, I 376 hasidim of, depose Kahal elders, ..."
2. Parody in Jewish Literature by Israel Davidson (1907)
"Addressing himself to the hasidim, he put himself on their level, entered sympathetically ... He argued like the hasidim, laughed and scolded like hasidim. ..."
3. Books which Influenced Our Lord and His Apostles: Being a Critical Review of by John Ebenezer Honeyman Thomson (1891)
"We have here assumed that the hasidim and the Pharisees were really the same party. The evidence for this is mainly the fact that the parties occupied much ..."
4. Jerusalem Under the High-priests: Five Lectures on the Period Between by Edwyn Robert Bevan (1904)
"You can imagine the grief and horror, the consuming indignation, with which members of the hasidim watched those young men stroll by. ..."
5. The Composition of the Book of Isaiah in the Light of History and Archaeology by Robert Hatch Kennett (1910)
"hasidim (note especially ver. 5) were inclined to favour. The psalmist declares that God's saints need not fear that He will refuse them on the score that ..."
6. The Promised Land by Mary Antin (1912)
"Among the fanatical hasidim, a mark of piety. ... Among the hasidim, a title popularly- accorded to more or less learned individuals distinguished for their ..."
7. The Bible as Literature: An Introduction by Irving Francis Wood, Elihu Grant (1914)
"These hasidim and their followers who cared most for the old writings and ways, ... It was probably this religious party of the hasidim that was the ..."