Hasidim[has′ə dim′, -dēm′, ha sid′im, -sēd′-; Heb khä′sē dēm′]
Hasidim definition by Webster's New World
plural noun sing. Hasid
the members of a sect of Jewish mystics that originated in Poland in the 18th cent. and that emphasizes joyful worship of an immanent God
Hasidim - Cultural Definition
Jews (see also Jews) who observe a form of strict Orthodox Judaism. They generally wear severely plain black and white clothes, and the men, following the requirements of Mosaic law, leave parts of their hair and whiskers untrimmed.