n. The extensive settlement of Jews outside the land of Israel after the Babylonian Exile in 586 BCE.
n. "The term for Jewish communities and their residents who live outside of the State of Israel" (JPS).
"Jews in the Diaspora often have a hard time maintaining their religious practices."
Languages of Origin
Greek diaspeirein 'to scatter about, dispersion'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- Australia / New Zealand
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
- Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).
Who Uses This
See also golus.
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