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[Heb.,=the pious], term used by the rabbis to describe those Jews who maintained the highest standard of religious observance and moral action. The term has been applied to movements at three distinct times.
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and all the more so when I learn that over a quarter of these black-clad chassidim work for Microsoft
The development of Jewish and Catholic scholasticism and mysticism in pre-expulsion Spain and of later Christian Pietism and Chassidim in Eastern Europe are obvious examples.
It is only when the woodcutter is removed that the person can peacefully expire (Sefer Chassidim, 234 and 723).