[hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed]
noun, plural Ha·sid·im [hah-sid-im, huh-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-see-dim; Sephardic Hebrew khah-see-deem] /hɑˈsɪd ɪm, hə-; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɔˈsi dɪm; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ siˈdim/. Judaism.
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.
Origin of Hasid
From the Hebrew word ḥāsīd pious (person)
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Historical Examples of hasid
He preached that the first duty of the Hasid consists in reverence for the Tzaddik.
Ecstasy in prayer and fantastic merriment on days of religious rejoicing, raised a Hasid to a hero among his kind.The Promised Land