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  • n. Plural form of dybbuk.


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  • Filled with angels and dybbuks, frustrated scholars and sharp-tongued, wise women, sex promised, delayed, anticipated and occasionally even consummated, laced with the sort of wit that armored generations against the cruelties of a savage world, Singer crafts his own universe.

    Rabbi David Wolpe: Holocausts, Miracles And Mysticism

  • Possible solution: Allen's well-known influences became dybbuks and took possession of him, turning him into a puppet gone batty with eclecticism.

    A New Woody--Lost In The Fog

  • Some people also believe in lesser noncorporeal beings that can temporarily take physical form or occupy human beings or animals: examples include angels, ghosts, poltergeists, succubi, dybbuks, and the demons that Jesus so frequently expelled from people's bodies.

    Is God an Accident?

  • At the same time, adds Pedaya, exposing the ceremonies in which dybbuks are exorcised today, arouses criticism among many Jews with their origins in the Muslim world because they do not want to be labeled as backward.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • Rites designed to exorcise dybbuks have been performed many times in synagogues over the centuries, and are traditionally carried out before large audiences.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • An-ski did not consider the culture of extracting dybbuks primitive.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • Among the distinguished kabbalist rabbis, Batzri is considered an expert in extracting dybbuks.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • That is why there are no new dybbuks, just another variation on the same story.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • However, for Batzri, this is not alien territory: His great-grandfather on his mother's side was the well-known kabbalist rabbi Yehuda Petaya, who used to exorcise dybbuks in Baghdad.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • "All the stories that appear later, about totally different cases with totally different patients and dybbuks, were still written according to the same 200-year-old format," says Sara Zfatman, a researcher of Yiddish folklore and literature.

    San Francisco Sentinel


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