Definition of tsaddik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtsadɪk/

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(also tzaddik, zaddik)

noun (plural tsaddikim /ˈtsadɪkɪm/, tsaddiks)

A Hasidic spiritual leader or guide.
Example sentences
  • My son may not excel in learning and academics, but he can excel in becoming a tzaddik, a righteous Jew who sincerely cares about others and strives to fulfill the Torah's commandments to the best of his ability.
  • A tzaddik is a leader for the Hassidic community, but an innate leader of humanity.
  • One of the great tzaddikim lived in abject poverty, yet always had a happy disposition.


Hebrew ṣaddīq 'just, righteous'.

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