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daven- A Yiddish term meaning "to pray" almost exclusively in reference to specific prayers (Shacharit, Minchah, Maariv) offered at specific times throughout the day: morning, afternoon, and evening. Pronounced DAH ven.
deuterocanonical- of, relating to, or constituting the books of Scripture contained in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew canon
[Merriam-Webster online: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deuterocanonical]
The children of Israel living outside of the Land of Israel. The diaspora began with the Babylonian exile in 586 BCE, diminished during the original return, then increased greatly after the expulsion by Rome in 70AD.