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Synonyms for dybbuk

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

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As you may recall reading in these pages, Kino Lorber recently announced the restoration of a number of Golden Era Yiddish films, including the new print of The Dybbuk I saw at Film Forum.
The Dybbuk and the Yiddish Imagination: A Haunted Reader.
Toward the end of his time with Habad in 1954, Carlebach's work as an artistic adviser for director David Ross' new production of An-sky's The Dybbuk once again appeared to utilize his adopted Hasidic identity as a badge of folk authenticity, for a play that itself fetishized Eastern European (and Hasidic-coded) mysticism for a mainstream audience.
"The Dybbuk." Jewish Heritage Online Magazine, http://www.jhom.com/personalities/ansky/dybbuk.htm.
With just three days before an audience sees Sisters' Follies, there's a new ghost puppet in "The Dybbuk" that Twist dubs "the BBG" (big black ghost); it's almost as tall as the stage.
"I'm not getting angry," I answered, "because I know that a dim-witted dybbuk is speaking through your lips."
He links the works to such traditions as William Blake's artworks and the Jewish daemon, the Dybbuk, and includes a discussion of the 'gay backlash', while remaining sympathetic to both the film's producers and gay rights.
A demon has the distal of both Dovey and Carly, so Carly makes it her mission to find the dybbuk box where Carly's soul is contained and free her from the demon's control.
When the prayer was done, Cohen remarked 'No hat, no phylacteries?' 'I'm an old radical.' 'You sure you're not some kind of a ghost or dybbuk?' 'Not a dybbuk,' answered the bird, 'though one of my relatives had such and experience once.
Eliot's warning to "distrust the Feminine in literature" as fear of the "messy" honesty of women's writing, "much as we fear women's rage and tears." As she thinks of those wives "forbidden to externalize any anger," she finds herself acting "like a demon woman"--a "dybbuk" caught and tangled in a helpless mimicry or "doubling" of the wives' silent fury.
An-sky, Der Dybbuk, both evince a fascination with spifituai redemption, and inquires into the Jewish element in the Salzburg Festival.
Sharon Friedman contributes a fascinating survey of multiple revisions of the "dybbuk" in modern theater and the ways in which this Jewish folkloric figure has been used to engage contentious issues of gender, identity, and sexual desire, additionally stressing "the performative aspect of storytelling" (140) as a key factor in myth-inspired dramas ability to restore the unpredictable, flexible qualities of traditional narratives.
This Full Cast Audio edition "The Entertainer And The Dybbuk" is enhanced with music and superbly performed by Banna Rubinow and full cast of audio actors.
He taught his Gentile friends Hebrew songs and urged them to see The Dybbuk, a play set in a Hasidic shtetl and written by a fellow Russian Jew, S.
In her talk, Pascal, who is the author of such plays as Theresa (1990), The Dybbuk (1992), The Yiddish Queen Lear (1999), Woman in the Moon (2001), Crossing Jerusalem (2003) and The Shylock Play (2007), critically noted that Jewish wealth in Britain tends to support the conservative flagships of culture (Shakespeare, National Theatre etc.), but not Jewish fringe theatre.