Hassidic Jew

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Noun[edit]

Hassidic Jew (plural Hassidic Jews)

  1. A Jew belonging to any of a number of communities, generally centered around a Rebbe, comprising the movement founded in the 18th century by Baal-Shem-Tov.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many terms that start with a non-silent h but have emphasis on their second syllable, some people precede Hassidic Jew with an, others with a.

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