Jew


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

Jew

1. a member of the Semitic people who are notionally descended from the ancient Israelites, are spread throughout the world, and are linked by loose cultural or religious ties
2. a person whose religion is Judaism
References in periodicals archive ?
You can be an atheist without being a humanist, and you can be a Jew without being a humanist, but those of us who label ourselves Jewish atheists accept the ethical and humanistic parts of Judaism without the God parts.
Chabad of the Conejo's 120 families would spend $20,000 on a religious structure that would benefit all local Jews.
28) As Daniel observes in A Radical Jew, it also undercuts "the uncritical valorization of indigenousness (and particularly the confusion between political indigeneity and mystified autochthony).
One Jew who was saved from death has said this about those who were saved and were still alive: "For each of us is living proof that even in hell, even in that hell called the Holocaust, there was goodness, there was kindness, and there was love and compassion.
Is the author, then, playing the insistent Jew (but he has already declared himself not a Jew) or the antisemite in addressing the history or conditions of what he himself refers to as "Soviet Jews"?
I think a non Jew would have felt very much the odd man out in such a closely knit Jewish community, so no one ventured in, except the milkman, the postman, the dustman, the window cleaner and the rag and bone man.
As a traditional Jew with conservative politics, Rabbi Vinas is not the most likely candidate for strong racial critiques.
The Jew was taken to a Moslem household, the Christian to a Jewish home and the Moslem for baptism in a Christian family.
Christopher Marlowe's Jew of Malta or Shakespeare's Shylock in The Merchant of Venice are not portrayed in a realistic fashion but represent "types" of Jews as tradition would have it.
A Jews for Jesus couple in Florida sat in a living room crammed with Stars of David, loaves of challah, and various Jewish tchotchkes, reading Christian Bible verses.
The complex relationship expressed in the phrase Black/Jewish relations is the subject of Emily Budick's Blacks and Jews in Literary Conversation.