hasidim hasidim  /hə ˈsɪ dɪm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism
  2. (n) a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

News

  • NY Hasidim protest Israel draft policy

    A sea of Hasids flooded into lower Manhattan yesterday to rage against Israel’s plan to draft ultra-Orthodox men into the army.The massive protest drew thousands of Hasidim to Foley Square, where they heard leaders rally them in Yiddish to fight against the legislative proposal.Many in the all-male...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  • "The Ukrainian embassy is creating a number of difficulties for the Breslav Hasidim flying to Uman, mainly regarding the issue of security," Porush wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz.
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Meir Porush Source: Ha'aretz

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