Entry from British & World English dictionary
(also tzaddik, zaddik)
noun (plural tsaddikim /ˈtsadɪkɪm/, tsaddiks)Judaism
A Hasidic spiritual leader or guide.
- 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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