from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Jewish skeptic or apostate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish use, one who is unsound in belief or lax in the observance of religion or ceremony; one who is irreverent to rabbis; a skeptic or heretic.
What annoyed him was their fanatic sense of righteousness, their absolute certainty that they and they alone had God's ear, and every other Jew was wrong, totally wrong, a sinner, a hypocrite, an apikoros, and doomed, therefore, to burn in hell.
Also, I see that the self-proclaimed apikoros is salivating over the prospect of frum Jews frying out on his site — Jason is evidence of the growing baal teshuva movement while the Conservative movement is quickly fading away.
Reuven Malter (Carter Hudson) and Danny Saunders (Jonathan David Martin) are apikoros and Hasidic Jews, respectively.