• (noun): A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties.
    Synonyms: Hebrew, Israelite

Some articles on jews, jew:

Matheus Butrymowicz
... representatives how harmful to the welfare of the country was the abnormal position of the Jews, and urged the taking of measures leading toward their emancipation ... In 1789 he elaborated a plan for transforming the Jews into useful citizens, which he set forth in a pamphlet entitled Sposób Uformowania Zydów Polskich w Pozytecznych Krajowi ... he points out that the Polish law did not include the Jews in the three estates of the realm (the nobility, country gentry, and burgesses) that the Polish legislation had always regarded the Jews as a ...
Carmen Chu - Political Career
... the embattled San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew, who was then suspended ... On January 11, 2008, her interim appointment expired upon Jew's resignation ... until Mayor Newsom appointed her to succeed Jew for the remainder of Jew's term ...
Le Juif Errant (opera) - Performance History
... popular to generate a Wandering Jew Mazurka, a Wandering Jew Waltz, and a Wandering Jew Polka ...
Marital Conversion - Judaism
... If a non-Jew wishes to become a Jew —in the sense that they practice Judaism and thus are accepted as a Jew — they are, depending on the Jewish religious tradition, typically welcome ... On the other hand, if a Jew desires to leave Judaism, they are regarded as apostates, or "assimilators" into a non-Jewish religion or culture ... being idolatrous, or rejecting of God (as Jews conceive God) ...
List Of Former Jews
... List of former Jews, or more accurately, people of Jewish ethnicity and adherents of Judaism who have converted to another religion ... who is a Jew?), a Jew who converts to another religion is still "a Jew," by family and heritage alone, if not also by culture, and to a certain extent, belief (cf ...

Famous quotes containing the word jew:

    By an application of the theory of relativity to the taste of readers, to-day in Germany I am called a German man of science, and in England I am represented as a Swiss Jew. If I come to be regarded as a bête noire the descriptions will be reversed, and I shall become a Swiss Jew for the Germans and a German man of science for the English!
    Albert Einstein (1879–1955)

    If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility? Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villainy you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard but I will better the instruction.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)