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  • n  a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism

  • The modern Hasidism (from the Hebrew hasid, meaning pious) sprang up in the Polish ghettos and followed the zaddikim, or holy men, who rebelled against excessive emphasis on law .
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  • Fired Hasid recruit: NYPD's hair-splitting
    THE LAWYER for the Hasidic NYPD recruit fired for refusing to trim his beard because of his religion says the department is now using the fear of a terrorist attack as a reason for the dismissal. Fishel Litzman was terminated last June while still in the Police Academy.
    June 28, 2013 - New York Daily News

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