Diaspora Jewry

Jews who live outside of the land of Israel

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Diaspora — /duy as peuhr euh/, n. 1. the scattering of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity. 2. (often l.c.) the body of Jews living in countries outside Palestine or modern Israel. 3. such countries collectively: the… …   Universalium

  • DIASPORA — Introduction The word Diaspora, from the Greek διασπορά ( dispersion ), is used in the present context for the voluntary dispersion of the Jewish people as distinct from their forced dispersion, which is treated under galut . As such it confines… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DIASPORA – SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD — During the period of the Second Temple, Jewish history was mainly concentrated in Ereẓ Israel. Whatever may or may not have been the relative population figures inside and outside the country, the main currents which were subsequently to shape… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jewish diaspora — Part of a series of articles on Jews and Judaism …   Wikipedia

  • Negation of the Diaspora — The negation of the Diaspora (Hebrew: שלילת הגלות‎, shlilat ha galut, or Hebrew: שלילת הגולה‎, shlilat ha golah) is a central assumption in all currents of Zionism. The concept encourages the dedication to Zionism s enterprise and it is used to… …   Wikipedia

  • The "Negation of the Diaspora" in Zionism — According to Eliezer Schweid, shlilat ha galut , or the rejection of life in the Diaspora, is a central assumption in all currents of Zionism. The concept encourages the dedication to Zionism s enterprise and it is used to justify the denial of… …   Wikipedia

  • MARRANO DIASPORA — new christians began to leave spain in the wake of the mass conversions of 1391 and portugal after the forced conversions in 1497. The tide of emigration ebbed and flowed, but was always stimulated by the advent of new disasters, such as the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • world Jewry — Judaism of the world, Judaism in the Diaspora …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ZIONISM — This article is arranged according to the following outline: the word and its meaning forerunners ḤIBBAT ZION ROOTS OF ḤIBBAT ZION background to the emergence of the movement the beginnings of the movement PINSKER S AUTOEMANCIPATION settlement… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DEMOGRAPHY — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction size and geographical distribution of world jewry major geographical shifts of world jewry up to world war i 1914 TO 1939 the shoah 1948 TO 1970 1970 TO 2005 dispersion and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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