dibbuk


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

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Ginzberg" the earliest story about a dibbuk, which is first met with in the writings about Luria and his pupils.
See the sources in Gedaliah Nigal, Sippurei Dibbuk ( Jerusalem: Reuben Mass, 1994), pp.
Pudo darse cuenta, entonces, del grado en que habia quedado encerrada en la probable experiencia de la fantasmal y desconocida madre biologica --como si fuera el Dibbuk (9) de un ser real suprimido sin que quedasen de el imagenes ni palabras.
El viejo teatro judio exhibia la obra Der Dibbuk (El maleficio), pero sus actores no eran judios ni sabian una palabra del idioma yiddish en el que mecanicamente la representaban.
Duende shows up in the title poem of Deborah Digges's 1995 collection, Rough Music, as a noisy pots-and-pans thunking dibbuk who might have materialized from an Isaac Bashevis Singer novel.