n. A Jew living in the Jewish Diaspora, as opposed to one living within the State of Israel.
n. A Jew who chooses to remain in the Jewish Diaspora or to distance themself from the State of Israel for reasons of politics, ethics, morals, and/or religion.
n. A term used by Zionist Jews to disparage Jews who choose to live in the Diaspora and not make Aliyah.
"On July 21, 2020, Rabbi Dr. Stu Halpern, Senior Program Officer at The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, delivered a shiur [lecture] titled 'The Lion, the Pit and the Wardrobe: Daniel, Joseph, Esther and the Struggles of Being a Diaspora Jew' over Facebook Live and YouTube Live, which has since been viewed by over 400 people." (source)
"The progressive Diaspora Jew’s involvement in issues regarding Israel only began after she attended events held by left-leaning groups such as J Street and IfNotNow on her college campus." (source)
"As Max Nordau infamously put it in his speech at the First Zionist Congress in 1897, the Diaspora Jew 'has become a cripple within, and a counterfeit person without, so that like everything unreal, he is ridiculous and hateful to all men of high standards'." (source)
Languages of Origin
Diaspora + Jew
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
- Younger: Jews in their 30s or younger
- Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations
- Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
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