Chesed is Hebrew for compassion and kindness, pronounced with a guttural and with emphasis on the first syllable.

Chesed is also the source of the word Hasid (accent on a long 'i', guttural 'h'; plural: Hasidim), as a Hasid was originally part of a religious group known for their pious compassion. At least to most English speakers the singular Hasidim now means "Ultra-Orthodox Jews".

Chesed is one of the steps in Sephiroth.

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