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:<...
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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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...
Kolpik - Wikipedia
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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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...
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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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...
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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Yiddish language
Yiddish (ייִדיש, יידיש or אידיש, yidish/idish, literally "Jewish") is the historical language of the Ashkenazi Jews. It originated during the 9th century in Central Europe, providing the pre-existing ...
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Rekel
Rekel (Yiddish: רעקל) or Lang Rekel (plural rekelech) is a type of coat worn mainly by Hasidic Jewish men during the Jewish work-week (Sunday-Friday). Rekelech are generally made of a black or nav...
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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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Mikvah
Mikveh or mikvah (Hebrew: מִקְוֶה / מקווה,  mikve,  miqwe, pl. mikva'ot or (Yiddish) mikves, lit. "a collection") is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism. In ...
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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:<...
Lithuanian Jews
Lithuanian Jews or Litvaks are Jews with roots in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: (present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia and the northeastern Suwałki region of Poland). The term is sometimes ...
Misnagdim
Misnagdim or Mitnagdim is a Hebrew word (מתנגדים) meaning "opponents". It is the plural of misnaged or mitnaged. The term "Misnagdim" commonly refers to opponents of Hasidism. The term "Misnagdim" gai...
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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...
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...
Baal Shem Tov - Wikipedia
Fedora
A fedora /fɨˈdɔərə/ is a felt hat with a wide brim and indented crown. It is typically creased lengthwise down the crown and "pinched" near the front on both sides. Fedoras can also be creased with te...
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