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Noun: Hasidism  'ha-si,di-zum
  1. Beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews
    - Hassidism, Chasidism, Chassidism
     
  2. 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
    - Hasidim, Hassidim, Chasidim, Chassidim

Type of: Jewish Orthodoxy, Orthodox Judaism

Encyclopedia: Hasidism