Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the Jews or their culture or religion. See Usage Note at Jew.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being a Jew, or relating to Jews, their religion or their culture.
  • adj. Yiddish
  • proper n. The Yiddish language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Jews or Hebrews; characteristic of or resembling the Jews or their customs; Israelitish.
  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Judaism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or belonging to or characteristic of the Jews or Hebrews; Hebrew; Israelitish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to Jews or their culture or religion

Etymologies

Jew +‎ -ish. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I’d add support for a Jewish cultural, religious, academic, and educational reneaissance: supported as central to the idea of what it means to be a people with a faith and a homeland, and enacted in a pluralistic way that encourages the development of new and varied forms of Jewish-&/Israeli civilization, without being ignorant of its histories.

    Towards a New Pro-Israel Left | Jewschool

  • Notwithstanding the fact that there are many editions of the _Sayings of the Jewish Fathers_, and that it has been translated innumerable times in all modern tongues, no apology need be given for the appearance of this little volume in the series of _Jewish Classics_.

    Pirke Avot Sayings of the Jewish Fathers

  • Our nation would also be far stronger morally and spiritually if Jewish children received a thoroughly integrated ** Jewish** education in Jewish private schools.

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  • I’d add support for a Jewish cultural, religious, academic, and educational reneaissance: supported as central to the idea of what it means to be a people with a faith and a homeland, and enacted in a pluralistic way that encourages the development of new and varied forms of Jewish-&/Israeli civilization, without being ignorant of its histories.

    Towards a New Pro-Israel Left | Jewschool

  • Then Nahum denounced the city and was slain by the populace, who proclaimed him and Jonah to be false prophets, since the doom the latter foretold does not come to pass, See Schwarz, _Das Heilige Land_, 1852, p. 259, identifying Kefar Tanchum near Tiberias with Nahum's burialplace] [Footnote 121: As to Jewish seats of learning in Babylon refer to Dr. Krauss's Article "Babylonia" in the _Jewish

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  • The term Jewish is modern, the Greek word in the New Testament meant "Judean, person of Judea".

    Dissident Voice

  • Like "classical music" and "African-American music," the term "Jewish music" encompasses an incredibly wide variety of sounds: As Tony Bennett often says, "What we call 'the Great American Songbook' really means Jewish songwriters."

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  • If you wonder about my use of quotation marks around the term Jewish terror, I assure you that I do, too.

    Brad Hirschfield: Religious Terror Is a Problem for All Faiths

  • I would hear it and get upset whenever a university professor or a person from my own family would use the term Jewish referring to Israelis.

    Daoud Kuttab: Jewish or Israeli

  • Her doctoral thesis was published under the title Jewish Merchants in Colonial America.

    Miriam Freund-Rosenthal.

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