Hasid

[ hah-sid; Ashkenazic Hebrew khaw-sid; Sephardic Hebrew khah-seed ]
/ ˈhɑ sɪd; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɔ sɪd; Sephardic Hebrew xɑˈsid /

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.
an Assidean.

Origin of Hasid

From the Hebrew word ḥāsīd pious (person)

Related forms

Ha·sid·ic [hah-sid-ik, huh-] /hɑˈsɪd ɪk, hə-/, adjective
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Hasidim

[ (khah-see-dim, hah-see-dim) ]

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.

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