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- n. A Jewish movement founded in Poland in the 18th century by Baal-Shem-Tov.
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- n. beliefs and practices of a sect of Orthodox Jews
- 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
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Self-segregationist Judaism include Orthodox groupings such as Hasidism and yeshivish or Mitnagdic Judaism.
At 9:00 on a crisp Saturday morning, small groups of men and boys walk down the busy street to Sabbath worship—some dressed in prayer shawls and yarmulkes, and others wearing the black suits and wide-brimmed hats indicative of Hasidism.
Ms. Markovits, born in Israel and raised in France, was raised in a Satmar Hasidism family.
Hasidism traces its roots to 18th-century Eastern Europe.
Regarded as a scholar of spirituality -- the man studied both Hasidism and Kabbalah -- Heschel cast aside critical textual study to understand how Jewish teachings could be applied to as wide an audience as possible.
Hasidism is a relatively orthodox branch of Judaism that demands strict adherence to such practices as kosher eating and wearing of traditional garments.
"Chabad," an acronym for the Hebrew "wisdom, understanding, knowledge," is another name for the Lubavitcher movement, named after the city in Russia where this particular movement of Orthodox Jewish Hasidism was founded in the 18th century.
Some mainstream Jewish organizations feel uncomfortable and embarrassed by the Hasidism.
In the mystical terminology of Hasidism, God functions from within a state of tzimtzum veiled appearance, active but not easily perceptible to the seeker.
The Berditchever as he is affectionately called by his disciples and admirers was part of the vanguard of Hasidism, the great spiritual revival movement that first swept through the Eastern European Jewish community in the late 18th century.
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