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/xʊːrˈbɑn; Yiddish ˈxʊːrbən/
noun (Judaism)
the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, first by the Babylonians in 587 bc and again by the Romans in 70 ad
another name for holocaust (sense 2)


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