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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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The author has commented in interviews that the character of Vera Sigall is based on the life and literary career of Clarice Lispector, the Brazilian writer of Jewish ancestry whose family faced genocidal persecution in the Ukraine before immigrating to South America.
In PNG, Alison Dundon writes about the way in which the Gogodala church, the Messianic Church in Balimo, draws together ideas about autochthonous ancestral beings, early evangelical Christian teachings, and Jewish ancestry in such a way that all reiterate the notion of the Gogodala as a chosen people.
He gives the example of Juan Alfonso de Baena's compilation of Castilian poetry composed in the courts of four Castilian kings which features accusations of Jewish ancestry, such as of having too small a foreskin or too big a nose, as well as allegations that these new Christians were having sexual relations (both heterosexual and homosexual) with Jews.
BBC1, 9.00pm British-born actress Jane Seymour (below) knows there is Jewish ancestry on her father's side of the family, but beyond that she knows very little.
BBC1, 9pm Jane Seymour knows there is Jewish ancestry on her father's side of the family, but beyond that she knows very little, other than her own suspicions that they suffered in the Holocaust.
Keen to trace the Jewish ancestry on her father's side, she suspects her forebears suffered in the holocaust.
Keen to trace the Jewish ancestry on her father's side, Jane suspects they suffered in the Holocaust.
BBC One Wales, 9pm British-born actress Jane Seymour knows there is Jewish ancestry on her father's side of the family, but beyond that she knows very little, other than her own suspicions that they suffered in the Holocaust.
The initiative was supposed to ease the path to conversion for tens of thousands of Israelis, many of them immigrants from the former Soviet Union and their descendants who qualified for Israeli citizenship because of their Jewish ancestry or family connections, but are not considered Jewish under the strict interpretation of religious law.
There are several indicators for the presence of hereditary cancer syndromes, including cancer diagnosed at an unusually young age, the presence of several different types of cancer, several close relatives with the same type of cancer, unusual presentation (such as breast cancer in a man), certain birth defects (such as skin growths or skeletal abnormalities associated with inherited cancer syndromes), and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
Goldstein, "A Genome-Wide Genetic Signature of Jewish Ancestry Perfectly Separates Individuals with and without Full Jewish Ancestry in a Large Random Sample of European Americans," Genome Biology 10, no.

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