Jew

Definitions

  • A JEW
    A JEW
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jew a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
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Additional illustrations & photos:

JEWS' WAILING PLACE, JERUSALEM JEWS' WAILING PLACE, JERUSALEM
The Jew brings the jewels to the princess The Jew brings the jewels to the princess

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grey's Anatomy (the medical book most every doctor, nurse, biologist, etc. is trained on in most every university) was compiled using detailed pictures of dead Jews that Hitler and the 3rd Reich experimented on, most of which where dissected while still alive. Although the medical community knows this fact, they continue using the book due to its detail and real-life pictures.
    • Jew An adherent of Judaism.
    • Jew Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the Holocaust between 5.1 and 6 million of Europe's 10 million Jews were killed. An additional 6 million 'unwanted' people were also executed, including more than half of Poland's educated populace.
    • n jew A Hebrew; an Israelite.
    • n jew A person who seeks gain by sordid or crafty means; a hard-fisted money-lender, or tricky dealer: an opprobrious use: as, he is a regular Jew.
    • n jew [In the original editions the word in this passage is Jewes, the old dissyllabic possessive for either sex. The phrase “worth a Jewes eye” is the old proverb here used punningly.].
    • jew To overreach; cheat; beat unfairly at a bargain: as, to jew one out of a dollar.
    • jew To practise arts of overreaching or cheating in trade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel.
    • n Jew jōō an inhabitant of Judea: a Hebrew or Israelite: opprobriously used for a usurer, miser, &c.
    • v.t., v.i Jew (coll.) to overreach: cheat
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Quotations

  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea%20Dworkin
    “Being a Jew, one learns to believe in the reality of cruelty and one learns to recognize indifference to human suffering as a fact.”
  • Karl Lueger
    Karl Lueger
    “I determine who is a Jew.”
  • Karl Marx
    Karl%20Marx
    “From the outset, the Christian was the theorizing Jew, the Jew is therefore the practical Christian, and the practical Christian has become a Jew again.”
  • Golda Meir
    Golda%20Meir
    “Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.”
  • Henry Miller
    Henry%20Miller
    “Who hates the Jews more than the Jew?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. , fr. the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Yĕhūdāh, Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic

Usage

In literature:

And in the case of the Jews we have also the witness of our Lord.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
God's elect are no longer the Jews in particular.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. II" by Charles Gore
And many among the peoples of the land {76} became Jews; for the fear or the Jews was fallen upon them.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The answer is, it is the eve of the Sabbath, and the Jews are at their synagogues.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
The resemblance of the Jews with the Huguenots, however, I must maintain.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The Jews were familiar with the idea of God "dwelling" with His people.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I" by Marcus Dods
It was the Jew Mordecai.
"The Abbatial Crosier" by Eugène Sue
It was also the day, four days before the Passover, on which the Jews were enjoined by the law to choose their paschal lamb.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St John, Vol. II" by Marcus Dods
That any Jew can think himself no Jew.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
You are a Jew, and I also am a Jew.
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
It was one of those hotels where Jews are not welcome.
"The Seven-Branched Candlestick" by Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
During American history Jews have come hither from all countries of Europe.
"Races and Immigrants in America" by John R. Commons
The New Testament reflects chiefly controversy with Jews.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Even in these commercial affairs the singular genius of the Jew and Arabs shines forth.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Christian ministers were eager to help Jews to be better Jews; rabbis were glad to help Christians to be better Christians.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
Be not a Jew, not a Christian, etc., but be a human being, nothing but a human being.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
That preservation of his race is something the Jew most particularly prides himself about.
"The Jews of Barnow" by Karl Emil Franzos
Mrs. Cizmeasz protested that it was not the Jew, and the others swore it was the Jew.
"The Village Notary" by József Eötvös
Lucretius was not a Jew, and we know that Jews alone were in the right in the days of Cicero, of Posidonius, of Caesar, and of Cato.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Among the Jews, only Jephthah's daughter and King Agag were immolated; for Isaac and Jonathan were not.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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In poetry:

At twelve years old he talked with men,
The Jews all wondering stand;
Yet He obeyed his Mother then,
And came at her command.
"Examples of Early Piety" by Isaac Watts
There's not a sign but what is gone,
Besides the Jews' return alone:
Let us then still be on our guard,
And for that aweful day prepar'd!
"Concerning The End Of The World" by Rees Prichard
A JEW.
Susskind, thou speakest well! We will meet death
With dance and song. Embrace him as a bride.
So that the Lord receive us in His tent.
"The Dance To Death. Act V" by Emma Lazarus
For, pray, what diff'rence canst thou shew,
Betwixt the Christian, and the Jew,
If 'tis allow'd thee to requite
Evil for evil, spite for spite?
"Godly Exhortations To A Child " by Rees Prichard
How soon the faithless Jews forgot
The dreadful wonders God had wrought!
Then they provoke him to his face,
Nor fear his power, nor trust his grace.
"Psalm 78 part 4" by Isaac Watts
Jove, Juno, Venus, where are you?
Mars, Mercury, Phoebus, Neptune, Saturn?
But o'er the world the Wandering Jew
Has borne the Fan's celestial pattern.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

"To the Jews as Frenchmen, everything," said Napoleon.
"To the Jews as Jews, nothing".
Polish Jews in hiding and a reluctant protector.
The new movie " In Darkness " is based on the real life story of a Polish sewer worker who save jews from the holocaust.
French President Francois Hollande arrives for a statement on the steps of the Elysee Palace, after a meeting with the heads of France's Jew.
A prominent Israeli historian explains why, after decades of research about the Jewish state, he now holds out little hope for reconciliation between Jews and Palestinians.
The Jews had to be involved in some way.
For two years in the late 1990s, Detroit's northwest suburbs — where most of its Jews live — were my stomping (or, more accurately, driving) grounds.
As a Reform Jew, and as members of Temple B'nai B'rith in Kingston, Pa. My non-Jewish wife and I are both extremely active in raising our children to be Jewish.
Jews have always encountered anti-Semitism.
In this society, however, unlike many in which Jews have resided, one finds limited expressions of religious hatred or political attacks, yet such messages are still present.
Page reportedly called for violence against Jews and Israelis.
She saved lives of more than 2,500 Polish Jews.
DAISY KHAN had never seen so many Jews in her life.
Group vows revenge against Jews.
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In science:

The Ghetto was created in March 1516 to separate Jews from the Christian ma jority of Venice.
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Meier, R; Owen, T C.; Jew itt, D C.; Matthews, H E.; Senay, M; Biver, N ; Bockelee-Morvan , D ; Crovisier , J; Gautier, D Science, Vol. 279, p . 1707 (1998) Messenger, S ., 2000.
Meteorites and the physico-chemical conditions in the early solar nebula
Around 620 BC, it was proclaimed that Jews were not allowed to impose payment of interest to other Jews but that they were allowed when dealing with non-Jews (see the Old Testament, Book of Deuteronomy 23:19– 20).
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
Ancient Jews also preferred interest-free loans over gifts, as a gift suggests that its receiver has reached the stage of a beggar.
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
This is entirely different from what SAI offers where the borrower has the stronger position by far. I refer for this matter to , who suggests that loans from Jews to other Jews were considered consumptive credits.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
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