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  • 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
  • n  beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews

  • Simon Dubnow in Ha'aretz
    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.
  • Yehuda Krinsky in Ha'aretz
    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...

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