hasidism hasidism

Definition(s):

  1. (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
  2. (n) beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews

Quotes

  1. "Through the fog we see the historical figure of the one who created the Hasidic movement," writes Dubnow at the beginning of his book "History of Hasidism," published 80 years ago.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Simon Dubnow Source: Ha'aretz

  2. "After the rabbi [Schneerson] passed 13 years ago, and was not replaced, there were those who prophesied the disappearence of Lubavitch Hasidism," Krinsky said yesterday. "What happened is that especially with regard to emissaries, its...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Yehuda Krinsky Source: Ha'aretz

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