Wandering Jew

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Wandering Jew

n.
A Jew of medieval legend condemned to wander until the Day of Judgment for having mocked Jesus on the day of the Crucifixion.

wandering Jew

n.
Any of several trailing plants chiefly of the genus Tradescantia, often having variegated purplish foliage and widely grown as houseplants.
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wandering Jew

n
1. (Plants) any of several related creeping or trailing plants of tropical America, esp Tradescantia fluminensis and Zebrina pendula: family Commelinaceae
2. (Plants) Austral a similar creeping plant of the genus Commelina

Wandering Jew

n
(European Myth & Legend) (in medieval legend) a character condemned to roam the world eternally because he mocked Christ on the day of the Crucifixion
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Wan′dering Jew′


n.
1. a legendary character condemned to roam without rest because he struck Christ on the day of the Crucifixion.
2. any of various creeping plants of the spiderwort family, with green or variegated leaves, as Zebrina pendula.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wandering Jew - a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion
Jew, Hebrew, Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
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Translations

wandering Jew

n
a. (Bot) → miseria
b. the Wandering Jewl'ebreo errante
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The German poet Christian Daniel Schubart wrote in prison his poignant poem Der ewige Jude (ca.
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of Christ (1988), The Dark Knight (2008), and the Nazi propaganda film Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew, 1940).
The most infamous examples of these productions by Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda are, of course, the documentary Der ewige Jude, the fiction films Jud Siiss and Die Rothschilds.
Vulgar and declasse, popular culture personified, Chaplin was often mistaken for a Jewnot least by the Nazis, who used him as the poster child for the notorious "Ewige Jude" exhibit of 1938.
"Der Ewige Jude"--Stereotype auf der europaischen Wanderung.
The 1940 Nazi propaganda film Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew) is infamous for its brutal antisemitism and claims of being a documentary film.
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In 1937, the inflammatory exhibition "Der ewige Jude" (The eternal Jew) was tremendously popular here.