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  • noun Alternative spelling of tzaddik.


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  • ~virtuous person

    ~sometimes spelled "tzadik"

    January 18, 2009

  • ~virtuous person

    ~the Zaddik is the charismatic leader in Hasidism, also known as the Rebbe in order to distinguish him from the Rabbi in the conventional sense. This spelling of the word in English is now the usual form but a more correct transliteration would be tzaddik, meaning "righteous man."

    January 18, 2009