[hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed]
- a member of a sect founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal Shem-Tov and characterized by its emphasis on mysticism, prayer, ritual strictness, religious zeal, and joy.Compare Mitnagged.
- an Assidean.
Origin of Hasid
From the Hebrew word ḥāsīd pious (person)
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Examples from the Web for hasidic
Hasidic Judaism has a reputation for subverting and abusing women—and women have come forward with testimony to prove it.
All of their songs, they say, are inspired by Torah and Hasidic philosophy, even the ones that sound a bit salacious.
When Perl mentioned she was looking for a female drummer in the Hasidic community, a mutual friend introduced her to Dalia.
Their time outside the Hasidic community has not only shaped their music, but their approach to religion.
But Dalia and Perl view Hasidic Judaism with an open-mindedness that is jarring to outsiders—and likely their peers.
Here a few small Hasidic groups were ensconced in a number of cities.
Everywhere he was zealously engaged in propagating the Hasidic doctrine by means of the spoken and written word.
According to the Hasidic legend, Israel Besht led this kind of life for seven years.
As a result, the Hasidic doctrine branched out rapidly, falling into different varieties.
The interval between these two dates represents one continuous stretch of Hasidic triumphs.
Word Origin and History for hasidic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper