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A malicious possessing spirit, believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person
In Jewish folklore, a disembodied human spirit that must wander restlessly, burdened by former sins, until it inhabits the body of a living person. Belief in such spirits was common in eastern Europe in the 16th-17th century. Individuals thought to be possessed by a dybbuk were taken to a baal shem, who would carry out a rite of exorcism. The mystic Isaac ben Solomon Luria helped promote belief in dybbukim with his doctrine of the transmigration of souls. The folklorist S. Ansky depicted such a spirit in his classic Yiddish drama The Dybbuk ( 1916)
(Jewish folklore) a demon that enters the body of a living person and controls that body's behavior
{i} demon, evil spirit of a dead person (Jewish Folklore)