Exile
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Even more than the actual historical dispersal (Hebr.; pizur) of the Jewish people, usually designated by the originally Greek “Diaspora​,” exile (Hebr.; galut) represents one of the decisive concepts of the Jewish religion. To the biblical interpretation of the Babylonian exile as punishment for sins, rabbinic Judaism added the mystically-inspired interpretations of God’s immanence in exile (Aram.; shekhinta ba-galuta) and of the “hi…

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Goldberg, Sylvie-Anne, “Exile”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0216>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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