Jew

  • (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 jews, jew:

Matheus Butrymowicz
... to the 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 Pozytecznych Krajowi Obywatelow (Wa ... he points 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 Jews as a foreign element ...
Carmen Chu - Political Career
25, 2007, she was appointed to replace the embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who was then suspended ... On January 11, 2008, her interim appointment expired upon Jew's resignation ... until Mayor Newsom appointed her to succeed Jew for the remainder of Jew's term ...
Le Juif Errant (opera) - Performance History
... music was sufficiently popular to generate a Wandering Jew Mazurka, a Wandering Jew Waltz, and a Wandering Jew Polka ...
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 tradition ... 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 ... portrayed as negative being idolatrous, or rejecting of God (as Jews conceive God) ...
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 (cf ...

Famous quotes containing the word jew:

    To become a celebrity is to become a brand name. There is Ivory Soap, Rice Krispies, and Philip Roth. Ivory is the soap that floats; Rice Krispies the breakfast cereal that goes snap-crackle-pop; Philip Roth the Jew who masturbates with a piece of liver.
    Philip Roth (b. 1933)

    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)

    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)