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1. a Yiddish slang word for bastard
2. (Judaism) Judaism a child of an incestuous or adulterous union
[from Hebrew]


(ˈmɒm zər)

n. Slang.
1. a bastard.
2. a rascal.
[1555–65; < Late Latin mamzēr < Hebrew; in recent American E < Yiddish < Hebrew]
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Lanternier F, Boutboul D, Menotti J, Chandesris MO, Sarfati C, Mamzer Bruneel MF, et al.
LebIond V, Dhedin N, Mamzer BruneeI MF, Choquet S, Hermine O, Porcher R, et aI.
The two Pakistanis carried out the heist at Al Mamzer pharmacy in Al Taawun area on January 11, a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) official said.
nummer, derived in turn from the German), meaning a "character," that is, anything from a mamzer to a clown (le'asot mispar, on the other hand, meant to get laid [lit.
It is unlikely that Miriam was the first Jewish woman to conceive a mamzer.
In the last quarter of this year, the RTA will release a tender for constructing internal roads at Mamzer, Nahda 1 and Oud Mateena 2," he added.
Children that she may have in a relationship with another Jewish man would be considered unlawful (mamzerim) according to Jewish law (78) because an agunah cannot marry a Jew, unless the intended spouse is also a mamzer or a proselyte.
An Israelite is given precedence over a challal, (26) a challal over a shituki, (27) a shituki over an asufi, (28) an asufi over a mamzer, (29) a mamzer over a netin, (3) and a netin over a convert.
First, as a naif outsider, he can "translate" Jewish life and language in a way that may reassure those unfamiliar with words such as mamzer and feygele, not to mention what the ceremonial food items at a seder symbolize.
Given the dolorous history, that Spanish universities are now becoming centers for scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies feels rather satisfying: Roll in your grave, Torquemada, you mamzer, roll