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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
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Finally, these abstract conflicts were felt on the personal level, forcing individuals, like Isaac Nathan, to negotiate between the sometimes conflicting pulls towards their Jewish ethnicity and British nationality.
While much of the art world is or seems Jewish, and Jewish names abound, you don't see much Jewish ethnicity coming out into the work; yet "Jewishness" is in the air, relegated to a frontier zone somewhere between perception and consciousness, the place where censorship kicks in, according to Freud, and everything happens.
Nor could one expect that a generation that expressed little if any remorse that its children were abandoning their genuine marne loshn for the monolingualism of Anglo-America would embrace the conviction that modern Hebrew should become a central component of American Jewish ethnicity.
Total Jewish ethnic ancestry across the country declined somewhat (almost 6%), as single-origin Jewish ethnicity fell 24% during this 1991-2001 decade.
In its introduction Baigell makes a case for a broad interpretation of Jewish art and the Jewish experience based on the diversity of Jewish ethnicity and the intentions of each succeeding generation.
Some worried that Jewish ethnicity was just as enfeebled and inauthentic as Jewish assimilation.
Abrams examines and dismisses the nonhalachic substitutes of Jewish ethnicity, concentration on the Shoah, pursuit of social justice, and attachment to the State of Israel as unable to preserve the Jewish people in the U.
One of the main irritants confronting American Jews in the modern age was the oft heard allegation that Jewish ethnicity and nationalism registered as forms of double loyalty.
Indeed, the Consistorial system, by providing French Jewry with a new national organizational framework, contributed substantially, albeit unintentionally, to preserving Jewish ethnicity.
The case for American Jewish ethnicity (in the same category as Irish American ethnicity, Italian American, and so on) is weakened by the fact that it is country of origin that defines all other American ethnicities (lately, even continent of origin, as in the usage, "Asian Americans"), and such groups are typically comprised of more than one religious denomination.
There, Scholem had argued that, unlike most Jews who retained a large measure of Jewish ethnicity, Jewish millionaires in Germany were utterly assimilated, had rejected Jewish identity, strove only for close ties and full integration in Gentile society, and tried to ignore the anti-Semitism that they encountered.
Gurock has provided a useful correction for scholars of sport who focus on Jewish ethnicity rather than Jewish religiosity.

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