non-Jew


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non-Jew

n
1. (Judaism) Judaism a person who does not practise Judaism
2. (Peoples) anthropol a person who is not a member of the Semitic people who claim descent from the ancient Hebrew people of Israel, are spread throughout the world, and are linked by cultural or religious ties
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christian Church a Christian, as contrasted with a Jew. See also Gentile
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Noun1.non-Jew - a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
shegetz - an offensive term for non-Jewish young man; "why does she like all those shkotzim?"
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Still, when the murdered was interrogated by the police, he told them that he heard his neighborhood synagogue's rabbis saying that the life of a non-Jew had no sanctity.
In the modern state of Israel, non-Jews are called "goyim", a word meaning non-Jew that also means "cattle.
Ultimately, the non-Jew we educate may take the knowledge her or she absorbs and share it with a Jew, serving as a Jewish teacher for a Jewish student we ourselves never see or meet.
There is a focus on Judaism, but Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday life is meant to benefit readers of all faiths and backgrounds, be they Jew, non-Jew, or even non-religious.
Sample questions and observations with blank lines for the student to write in an answer include "Describe one way you may have influenced a non-Jew by teaching him or her about Judaism and Jewish culture", and "In what ways are modern ghettos similar to those that were first established for Jews?
Re Ray Davies' predictable response to Holocaust Day (Viewpoints, January 21), speaking as a non-Jew I would suggest that the Jewish experience under the Nazis was truly exceptional in the sheer scope, depth and fiendish administration of its concentrated assault upon people and deserves to be remembered always for its own sake.
See the discussion in Tony Kushner, "Jew and Non-Jew in the East End of London: Towards an Anthropology of 'Everyday' Relations," in Outsiders & Outcasts: Essays in Honour of William J.
FRIEND The producers of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, for hiring gay non-Jew Rosie O'Donnell to play wife to Harvey Fierstein's Tevye--the first out twosome to play romantic leads on Broadway.
At one time, Parkes was head of the London Jewish Historical Society, only the second non-Jew to hold this position.
As academics have pointed out since the early 1900s, greed is the "g-factor" that motivates anyone--Jew and non-Jew alike--to strive to earn more money for themselves and their families.
I am launching the "Invite a Non-Jew To Your Seder" campaign.
Braybrooke takes the non-Jew by the hand and guides him or her into a Jewish home and then into a synagogue, describing the people, actions, and objects the visitor might meet.

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