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goy

a Jewish word for a gentile
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At least, till I got older, out of the city to a college in the Midwest, and into the goyish world at large
Staub opens his impressive edited collection of primary sources, The Jewish 1960s, by asserting, "If the 1851s were goyish (and they were), then the 1960s were very Jewish.
Objections to the term Jewish jazz notwithstanding (Sapoznik quips that if klezmer is Jewish jazz, then jazz must be goyish klezmer), the relationship between the two musics suggests a history of reversals as much as revivals, with musicians moving from klezmer to jazz and back, while keeping both in play and creating new fusions.
If you live in Butte, Montana, you're going to be goyish even if you're Jewish.
To them, the Israeli state is like any other Goyish state, and Israelis are like any other Goyish people.