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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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Religion
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290 words

The communities of Jews dispersed in countries outside Palestine; Heb. Golah or Galut (‘Exile’). Originally, the term denoted the

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
Subject:
Religion
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82 words

(Gk., ‘dispersion’; Heb., galut, ‘exile’, is the nearest equivalent).

Jewish communities outside the land of Israel. Today, increased

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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217 words

The *Greek for *dispersion, and used of Jewish people scattered round the world, outside Palestine. The emigration

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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42 words

(Gk. ‘dispersion’)

Jewish communities outside Palestine. Although there were communities of Jews outside Palestine from the time of the Babylonian

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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2,426 words
From the Greek diaspeirein, meaning ‘disperse’ or ‘scatter’, diaspora refers to peoples who have settled, voluntarily or by force, outside their homelands or their traditional or ancestral ... More
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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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2,067 words
From the Greek diaspeirein, meaning ‘disperse’ or ‘scatter’, diaspora refers to peoples who have settled, voluntarily or by force, outside their homelands or their traditional or ancestral ... More
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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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Current Version:
2009
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Religion
Length:
105 words

A term sometimes used in Western works to refer to Hindu populations outside the traditional homelands of India and Nepal...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

Jews living outside Israel; the dispersion of the Jews beyond Israel.

The main diaspora began in the 8th–6th centuries bc...

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