chassidus

Alternative Spellings

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Definitions

  • "Chasidism" (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "Jerry goes with some of the guys from the office to a shiur [seminar] in chasidut every lunchtime." (Glinert)
  • "The article is a wonderful treatise on Chassidus. It only falls short of one of its own tenets, as in love your fellow Jew and do not be judgmental. Some Chosids fail time and again on the principles of Chassidus." (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1600969/jewish/Chassidut.htm)
  • "Chassidus in general, and Chabad Chassidus in particular, is an all-embracing world outlook and way of life which sees the Jew's central purpose as the unifying link between the Creator and Creation." (http://www.beverlyhillschabad.com/MAIMER.HTM)
  • "This inclusiveness of a broad spectrum of Jewishness is an idea that was instilled by chasidut and has deeply informed our modern attitudes in Israel." (https://jewishlink.news/features/27919-chasidut-and-living-in-israel)
  • "Chassidut began in the 18th century with the teachings of Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer also known as the Baal Shem Tov. The movement grew and attracted hundreds of thousands of followers across Europe." (https://jewishphoenix.org/event/neo-chassidut-what-makes-it-chassidut-and-what-makes-it-neo/)
  • "In the vast majority of educational institutions of the hassidic world the Torah and hassidut are not taught in a manner that encourages self awareness, self creativity and self choice, or self development. Instead, the Torah and hassidut are taught in a fundamentalistic, black and white manner." (https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/285311)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish

Etymology

Hebrew חסידות chasidut 'Hasidism', Yiddish חסידות khsides

Who Uses This

Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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