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  • n. Alternative form of dybbuk.

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  • n. (Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior

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Examples

  • Yet the metaphors used by Israelis to describe surrogacy-one surrogate's partner refers to the fetus inside her as a "dibbuk"!

    Tablet Magazine

  • Chassidishe children might know how to deal with a dibbuk, a spirit, or the Yetzer Harah, the Evil Temptation, but not a flesh and blood creature.

    “How Mirka Got Her Sword,” Page 42

  • The Adeth dibbuk was created specifically as an instrument by which you could be manipulated, Garrett.

    Petty Pewter Gods

  • A golem or dibbuk, if you will, here specifically to catch your eye.

    Petty Pewter Gods

  • On the upside, I'll bet he'll be a real dibbuk in the sack.

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  • It contains many prominent women characters, starting with the women surrounding the Besht (Israel ben Eliezer Ba’al Shem Tov, c. 1700 – 1760) during his lifetime — his mother, wife and daughter — and ending with women who were possessed by a dibbuk or non-Jewish women who practiced sorcery.

    Hasidic Hebrew Fiction: Portrayal of Women.

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