tzaddik

noun

tzad·​dik

variant spelling of zaddik

1
: a righteous and saintly person by Jewish religious standards
2
: the spiritual leader of a modern Hasidic community

Examples of tzaddik in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such is the way of a tzaddik. Rabbi Avi Weiss, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Dec. 2020 According to Jewish tradition, a person who dies on Rosh Hashanah, which began tonight, is a tzaddik, a person of great righteousness. Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 21 Sep. 2020

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“Tzaddik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tzaddik. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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