(especially in Poland and Russia) a wandering Jewish preacher whose sermons contained religious and moral instruction and words of comfort and hope.
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How to use maggid in a sentence
The schoolmaster wrote out the envelope, as usual, but the maggid did not post the letter.
Poor Caminski fell into it—you remember the red-haired weaver who sold his looms to the maggid's brother-in-law.
After his wife died—vainly calling for her Isaac—the old maggid was left heart-broken.
How the maggid would have been stricken to the heart to know that Isaac now heard these legends with inverted sympathies!
He went straight to his old synagogue, where he knew a Hesped or funeral service on a famous maggid (preacher) was to be held.Dreamers of the Ghetto | I. Zangwill