• (noun): A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties.
    Synonyms: Hebrew, Israelite

Some articles on jew, jews:

Marital Conversion - Judaism
... If a non-Jew wishes to become a Jew —in the sense that they practice Judaism and thus are accepted as a Jew — they are, depending on the Jewish religious ... On the other hand, if a Jew desires to leave Judaism, they are regarded as apostates, or "assimilators" into a non-Jewish religion or culture ... tend to be regarded and portrayed as negative being idolatrous, or rejecting of God (as Jews conceive God) ...
Carmen Chu - Political Career
... to replace the embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who was then suspended ... her interim appointment expired upon Jew's resignation ... until Mayor Newsom appointed her to succeed Jew for the remainder of Jew's term ...
Matheus Butrymowicz
... welfare of the country was the abnormal position of the Jews, and urged the taking of measures leading toward their emancipation ... In 1789 he elaborated a plan for transforming the Jews into useful citizens, which he set forth in a pamphlet entitled Sposób Uformowania Zydów Polskich w ... out that the Polish law did not include the Jews in the three estates of the realm (the nobility, country gentry, and burgesses) that the Polish legislation had always regarded the ...
Le Juif Errant (opera) - Performance History
... The music was sufficiently popular to generate a Wandering Jew Mazurka, a Wandering Jew Waltz, and a Wandering Jew Polka ...
List Of Former Jews
... List of former Jews, or more accurately, people of Jewish ethnicity and adherents of Judaism who have converted to another religion ... who is a Jew?), a Jew who converts to another religion is still "a Jew," by family and heritage alone, if not also by culture, and to a certain extent, belief ...

Famous quotes containing the word jew:

    Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    America—rather, the United States—seems to me to be the Jew among the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm-hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travelers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile. The schnuckle among the nations of the world.
    Edna Ferber (1887–1968)

    The Jew is neither a newcomer nor an alien in this country or on this continent; his Americanism is as original and ancient as that of any race or people with the exception of the American Indian and other aborigines. He came in the caravels of Columbus, and he knocked at the gates of New Amsterdam only thirty-five years after the Pilgrim Fathers stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock.
    Oscar Solomon Straus (1850–1926)