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Maggid
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[German Version]

is the general Hebrew word for “speaker.” In religious terminology, it has two different meanings:

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In the meaning of preacher, maggid refers to one of the most important cultural institutions of modern Judaism (II; III). It refers to a religious elite that is second in authority to the official rabbinate (Rabbis: II, 2). Although large congregations always employed preachers in permanent positions, most maggidim wandered from one congregation to another, staying in each p…

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Dan, Joseph, “Maggid”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_13382>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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