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  • noun mildly derogatory A Jew originating from Germany currently living in Israel.

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Examples

  • A staunch Zionist and dedicated volunteer, born in Berlin on October 9, 1921, Esther Herlitz inherited many of her admirable traits from her beloved “Yekke” parents.

    Esther Herlitz.

  • Read them aloud once to yourself in a whisper, go over them once more in a louder voice, and then wait until the technician, Avraham “the Yekke,” arrives.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • Only a Yekke an affectionately derogatory term for a German Jew would arrive on the dot.

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  • Only a Yekke an affectionately derogatory term for a German Jew would arrive on the dot.

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  • During the 1930s, the glut was so extreme that Yekke (German-born Jewish ) physicians on Moshav Ramot Hashavim worked in the chicken coops, because they could not find employment in their profession.

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  • Yekke; his mother, Rivka, the Arab Jew who survived the 1929 Hebron massacre; his childhood in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv; the deaths of both his parents.

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  • The Likud became, infamously, an unworkable mash of working class entitlists and small business libertarians, of Sephardi rebels and Yekke didacts.

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  • For FFB Jews, much of this soul-searching process does not happen — my father was Yekkish German Jew, my grandfather was a Yekke, I went to Yekkishe yeshivos, I pray at a Yekkishe shul, so I’ll be Yekkish until the Next World.

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