[Sephardic Hebrew tsah-deek; Ashkenazic Hebrew, English tsah-dik]
- a person of outstanding virtue and piety.
- the leader of a Hasidic group.
Origin of zaddik
ṣaddīg literally, righteous
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But the greatest abuse has come from the doctrine of the Zaddik.Dreamers of the Ghetto
All and everything that the Zaddik does and thinks has a decided influence upon the382 upper and lower worlds.
The Deity reveals Himself especially in the acts of the Zaddik; even his most trifling deeds are to be considered important.
The Zaddik was also to bear himself proudly towards men; all this was "for the glory of God."
Whoever desired to enter upon a hazardous transaction consulted the Zaddik as an oracle, and had to pay for his counsel.