Hasidic philosophy
Hasidic philosophy or Hasidus (Hebrew: חסידות), alternatively transliterated as Hassidism, Chassidism, Chassidut etc. is the teachings, interpretations, and practice of Judaism as articulated by the H...
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Hasidic Judaism
Hasidic Judaism (from the Hebrew: חסידות‎, Sephardic pronunciation: [ħasiˈdut]; Ashkenazic pronunciation: [χaˈsidus]), meaning "piety" (or "loving-kindness"), is a branch of Orthodox Judaism tha...
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Devekut
Devekut, deveikuth or deveikus (Heb. דבקות; Mod. Heb. "dedication", traditionally "clinging on" to God) is a Jewish concept referring to closeness to God. It may refer to a deep, trance-like meditati...
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Jewish meditation
Jewish meditation can refer to several traditional practices, ranging from visualization and intuitive methods, forms of emotional insight in communitive prayer, esoteric combinations of Divine names,...
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Rebbe
Rebbe (Hebrew: רבי‎) /ˈrɛbə/, is a Yiddish word derived from the Hebrew word rabbi, which means "master, teacher, or mentor". Like the title "rabbi" it refer to teachers of Torah or leaders of ...
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Tzimtzum
The tzimtzum (Hebrew צמצום ṣimṣūm "contraction/constriction/condensation") is a term used in the Lurianic Kabbalah to explain his new doctrine that God began the process of creation by "contracting" h...
Divine providence (Judaism)
Divine providence (Hebrew השגחה פרטית Hashgochoh Protis or Hashgaha Peratit, lit. divine supervision of the individual) is discussed throughout Rabbinic literature, by the classical Jewish philosopher...
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List of Hasidic dynasties
A Hasidic dynasty is a dynasty led by Hasidic Jewish spiritual leaders known as rebbes, and usually has some or all of the following characteristics:A Hasidic group has the following characteristics:<...
Kolpik
A kolpik is a type of traditional headgear worn in families of some Chassidic rebbes (Hasidic rabbis), by unmarried children on Shabbat, and by some rebbes on some special occasions other than Shabbat...
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Kabbalah
Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה‎, literally "receiving/tradition" is an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism. A traditional Kabbalist in Judaism is called a M...
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Gartel
The Gartel is a belt used by Jewish males, predominantly but not exclusively, Hasidim during prayer. "Gartel" is Yiddish for "belt". The word comes from the same source as German "Gürtel", which is a...
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Shtreimel
A shtreimel (Yiddish: שטרײַמל, pl. שטרײַמלעך shtreimlech) is a fur hat worn by many married haredi Jewish men, particularly (although not exclusively) members of Hasidic groups, on Shabbat and Jew...
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Shidduch
The Shidduch (Hebrew: שִׁדּוּךְ‎, pl. shidduchim Hebrew: שִׁדּוּכִים‎, Aramaic שידוכין) is a system of matchmaking in which Jewish singles are introduced to one another in Orthodox Jewis...
Jewish political movements
Jewish political movements refer to the organized efforts of Jews to build their own political parties or otherwise represent their interest in politics outside of the Jewish community. From the time...
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Haskalah
Haskalah (Hebrew: השכלה‎; "enlightenment" or "education" from sekhel "intellect", "mind"), the Jewish Enlightenment, was a movement among European Jews in the 18th–19th centuries that advocated...
Tish (Hasidic celebration)
A tish (Yiddish: טיש, pl. טישין, tishen, literally, "table"), also spelled tisch, is a gathering of Hasidim around their Rebbe. It may consist of speeches on Torah subjects, singing of melodies kn...
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Tzitzit
The Hebrew noun tzitzit [tsiˈtsit] (Hebrew: ציצית,  tzitzit,  sˤisˤiṯ) is the name for specially knotted ritual fringes, or tassels, worn in antiquity by Israelites and today by observant Je...
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Baal Shem Tov
Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer (died: 6 Sivan 5520, 22 May 1760), (Hebrew: רבי ישראל בן אליעזר‎) often called Baal Shem Tov (/ˌbaːl ˈʃɛm ˌtʊv/ or /ˌtʊf/) or Besht, was a Jewish mystical rab...
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Names of God in Judaism
The name of God in Judaism used most often in the Hebrew Bible is יהוה (YHWH), also known as the Tetragrammaton. Elohim (God, singular and plural form, depending on the context), and Adonai (master),...
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Spodik
A spodik (or spodek) is a tall fur hat worn by some Hasidic Jews, particularly members of sects originating in Congress Poland.
Spodiks are to be distinguished from shtreimels, which are a similar...
Pardes (legend)
Pardes (Hebrew: פרדס orchard) is the subject of a Jewish aggadah ("legend") about four rabbis of the Mishnaic period (1st century CE) who visited the Orchard (that is, Paradise):
The Hebrew word p...
Dov Ber of Mezeritch
Rabbi Dov Ber ben Avraham of Mezeritch (Hebrew: דֹּב בֶּר מִמֶּזְרִיטְשְׁ‎) (died December 1772 OS), also known as the Maggid of Mezritch, was a disciple of Rabbi Yisrael Baal Shem Tov, the foun...
Payot
Payot (also pe'ot, peyot, payos, peyos, peyois, payois; Hebrew: פֵּאָה‎; פֵּאוֹת) is the Hebrew word for sidelocks or sidecurls. Payot are worn by some men and boys in the Orthodox Jewish commu...
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Jewish views on marriage
In traditional Judaism, marriage is viewed as a contractual bond commanded by God in which a man and a woman come together to create a relationship in which God is directly involved. (Deut. 24:1) Thou...
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Kashket
A Kashket (Polish: Kaszkiet; also known as a kashkettel) is a cap, usually made of felt, worn mainly by Hasidic children at present. Prior to the Second World War it was worn by almost all Polish ...
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Kvitel
Kvitel (Yiddish: קוויטל, "little note"; plural קוויטלך, Kvitelach) refers to a practice developed by Hasidic Judaism in which a Hasid (a follower of Hasidic Judaism) writes a note with a petitiona...
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Tzadik
Tzadik/Zadik/Sadiq [tsaˈdik] (Hebrew: צדיק‎, "righteous one", pl. tzadikim [tsadiˈkim] צדיקים ṣadiqim) is a title given to personalities in Jewish tradition considered righteous, such as Biblica...
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Bekishe
A bekishe, or beketshe (Yiddish: בעקעטשע), is a long coat, usually made of black silk or polyester worn by Hasidic Jews, and by some non-Hasidic Haredi Jews. The bekishe is worn mainly on Shabbos...
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Da'as Elyon and Da'as Tachton
Daas/Daat Elyon ("Higher Knowledge") and Daas/Daat Tachton ("Lower Knowledge") are two alternative levels of perception of reality in Hasidic thought. Their terms derive from the Kabbalistic sephirot:...