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.
Origin of Hasid
Related formsHa·sid·ic [hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for hasidim
In a matter of minutes, all the Hasidim and peasants were dancing furiously with one another.
While Hasidim take care of their own, they also get taxpayers to take care of them.
Today, the biggest problem for the Hasidim is a bunch of “trustafarian” poseurs on bicycles.
But what of the “religious hazard” of which the Hasidim speak?
Tunku Varadarajan weighs the arguments of the “trustafarian” poseurs on bicycles and the arguably overdressed Hasidim.
The most characteristic trait of the Hasidim, however, was their boundless veneration of the "holy" Tzaddiks.
From Vilna the signal was given for a new campaign against the Hasidim.
In many towns of Lithuania the Hasidim became the object of persecution.
The opponents of the Hasidim called themselves Mithnagdim, "Protestants," and persecuted them everywhere as dangerous schismatics.
This was especially true among the Hasidim, the sect of enthusiasts who set religious exaltation above rabbinical lore.The Promised Land|Mary Antin
Culture definitions for hasidim
Jews (see also Jews) who observe a form of strict Orthodox Judaism. They generally wear severely plain black and white clothes, and the men, following the requirements of Mosaic law, leave parts of their hair and whiskers untrimmed.